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Adapting to Stress

Our bodies' stress response, known as the fight-or-flight response, evolved as a survival mechanism in response to life-threatening circumstances. Whether facing a wild animal or navigating modern-day stressors like work deadlines, our bodies are geared to react quickly to increase our chances of survival.

During threatening situations, the body releases stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, initiating physiological changes to enhance our ability to respond effectively. However, chronic stress from modern-day stressors can lead to negative health consequences, affecting hormone balance, metabolism, sleep quality, and immune function.

It's essential to recognize the value of mindfulness, prayer, and meditation as mental refuges to cope with stress. Developing healthier coping mechanisms and adopting a mindful approach to self-care are crucial for managing stress and optimizing health and productivity.

If you're struggling with prolonged stress or its effects on your health, consider scheduling a consultation to run advanced functional labs and develop a personalized treatment plan focused on maximizing your well-being.

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