It's such a big word that means so many thing. But here is what we mean by stress.  Our Nervous system is very connected to out stress reaction. It has two branches:

Parasympathetic branch which is known as the rest and digest branch.  Sympathetic branch which is our fight and flight, which often leaves us feeling tired and wired.

The two branches of the nervous system are there receiving feedback from the body all the time, which puts them in whichever state they are in. However, we seem to be in so much stress these days that our fight and flight is switched on way more than it should be. It is like we are constantly running from the tiger.  Only we are not

There are actually 3 types of stress I want to talk about

External Stressors

These are the main things that we probably would think about when we think about stress:

  • Financial issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Moving house
  • Getting married
  • Death of a loved one
  • Car accident or trauma
  • Having a baby
  • Redundancy
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Conflict with neighbours or friends.

The list goes on....

Internal Stressors

Are a little more sneaky these are things that can go under our radar and we don't learn about them until the Dis- ease process is well underway.

  • Inflammation in the body
  • Chronic Infections
  • Gut Imbalances & infections
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances
  • Heavy Metals
  • Mould
  • Toxin exposure
  • EMF & Wifi Exposure
  • Pollution
  • Chemicals
  • Nutritional deficiencies

These often go unnoticed for a while as normal symptoms, when you catch yourself saying " oh my period is all over the place it has been for years" ( Not Normal) Oh Constipation had it for years (Not Normal) Headaches yeah I get them weekly (Not Normal) you get the gist.

Perceived Stressors

These are when you perceive something to be stressful because of a past experience you had.  Yet the person next to you may not to perceive it to be stressful at all.