Do you suffer from fatigue, anxiety, depression, weight gain, female hormone imbalances, or digestive issues?
It Could be Stress
All these issues can often be linked back to emotional or physical stress, including demanding jobs, poor dietary choices, nutrient deficiencies, chronic pain, or hidden inflammation.
When you’re chronically stressed, the communication between your brain and adrenal glands becomes dysfunctional and the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA get out of balance. These imbalances can set off a cascade of effects throughout the body, including:
- Weight gain, especially around the tummy
- Female hormone issues, such as PMS, fertility, or more severe menopausal symptoms
- Reduced serotonin levels, triggering anxiety or depression
- Suppressed immune response
- Imbalances and infections in the digestive system, triggering diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn or food reactions
- Thyroid hormone imbalance
What a mess!! I know! Back in 2011 I experienced a period of high stress which left me so unwell that even a slow 15-minute walk made me feel nauseous. On top of that, I developed IBS and many food sensitivities and chemical intolerances. I was tired all the time and, frustratingly, nearly nothing showed up on conventional blood testing.
On the journey to better wellbeing, I developed a passion for natural health and went on to formally study herbal and functional medicine, as well as nutrition, with a number of inspiring organisations; including the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (the world’s largest nutrition school).
Natural Solutions for Stress
If your health is stressing you out, it’s not your imagination! By taking the time to talk to you, and incorporating non-invasive functional testing as needed, I can identify key stressors which may be impacting on your brain and body. Together we can develop an individualized plan combining lifestyle, diet and lab-based supplementation; to reduce stress, improve nutrition, and gently rebalance the neuroendocrine, digestive and detoxification systems.
This approach, called the Kalish Method, is backed by research from the Mayo clinic and has already helped thousands of people reclaim their health and achieve optimum wellness. I’d love to work with you, so book an appointment with me today. I look forward to hearing from you!