What is Chronic Stress? 

 

What Chronic Stress (Cortisol) Does to Your Brain:

  • Hurts your decision making capabilities
  • Impairs your memory
  • Increases distraction
  • Lowers reaction time
  • Reduces your ability to process information
  • Activates the emotions of fear, worry, anger and sadness
  • Leads to anxiety and depression
  • Overwhelms your brain causing insomnia, rumination, brain fog & the inability to shut off your mind

 

What Does Chronic Stress (Cortisol) Do to Your Body?

  • Increases energy to the large muscles of the body causing muscle tension and pain
  • Causes rapid, shallow breathing leading to poor oxygenation and circulation
  • Increases your heart rate leading to high blood pressure and anxiety
  • Causes tunnel vision which affects your overall vision and emotionally, your ability to see all possibilities. 
  • Diverts blood and energy away from the digestive system leading to stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive issues
  • Diverts blood and energy away from reproductive system leading to issues with fertility, libido, PMS and impotence.
  • Increases blood sugar which can lead to diabetes and increased weight gain 
  • Decreases the effectiveness of the immune system leading to increased infections and poor wound healing
  • Depletes your bones, hair and teeth of vital minerals leading to osteoporosis, cavities and hair loss & gray hair

Turn Your Stress Into Success

Serotonin-

The HappinessNeurotransmitter

  • Improves heart health
  • Increases neuroplasticity
  • Increases the health of brain cells
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases energy
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Decreases depression
  • Decreases obesity
  • Improves mood
  • Increases appetite control
  • Increases relaxation
  • Increases longevity

Dopamine-

Pleasure, Focus & Motivation

  • Improves focus and motivation
  • Increases feelings of pleasure
  • Improves learning
  • Regulates heart rate
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves mood
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Increases blood flow to vital organs
  • Too much dopamine can be associated with nausea, vomiting and headaches
  • Too little dopamine is associated with Parkinson's disease, ADHD and addictions

GABA-

The Calm Chemical

  • Decreases anxiety
  • Decreases depression
  • Decreases bad habits
  • Decreases ADD/ ADHD
  • Decreases panic attacks
  • Improves brain function
  • Improves mental focus
  • Improves sleep
  • Quiets the mind
  • Increases longevity
  • Stress relief

DHEA-

The Longevity Hormone

  • Increases longevity
  • Improves heart health
  • Improves brain function
  • Increases energy
  • Increases muscle tone
  • Increases metabolism
  • Increases fat loss
  • Increases sex drive
  • Decreases mood swings
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Improves skin hydration and firmness
  • Decreases aging spots

Endorphins-

The Feeling of Bliss

  • Increases happiness
  • Improves feelings of wellbeing
  • Improves confidence & self esteem
  • Increases motivation
  • Increases willpower
  • Increases relaxation
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Decreases depression
  • Decreases chronic pain

Growth Hormone (HGH)-

The Fountain of Youth

  • Increases metabolism
  • Speeds up healing
  • Promotes younger skin
  • Makes cells healthier
  • Improves muscle strength and tone
  • Improves bone strength
  • Decreases cardiovascular disease
  • Improves energy
  • Makes your organs healthier

 Melatonin-

The Restful Sleep Hormone

  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves immunity
  • Improves healing
  • Increases cell renewal
  • Decreases free radicals
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Decreases headaches & migraines
  • Improves sleep
  • Prevents disease
  • Decreases depression