Posts Tagged: chronic stress

Functional medicine tips for election recovery

Weathering one of the most acrimonious elections in U.S. history can be hard on health. Fortunately, functional medicine offers some strategies to help take the edge off. Prolonged heightened¬†stress¬† fear, anger, and negativity have been shown to harmfully impact the body in the following ways: Raises inflammation. Heightened stress and negativity can inflame joints, cause skin breakouts, disrupt brain function, upset the stomach, provoke respiratory problems, and trigger headaches. Triggers anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia. People have lost sleep and become anxious and depressed this ... Read more

Did stress push you off the healthy habits wagon? How to get back on track

It seems the times when we most need to support ourselves with healthy habits is when we are most apt to fall off the wagon. It can happen during major life changes or stressors, such as a move, the end of a relationship, or change in job status. Although the desire to comfort ourselves with sweets, junk foods, and too many days off from the gym are powerful, in the long run slacking off just adds to the stress. Instead of ... Read more