Anxiety, Stress and the Nervous System

I can remember a time in my life when I just couldn't accept the fact that stress and anxiety were causing many of the health issues I was experiencing.  I suffered a nervous breakdown in the mid-1980's but could not accept that this was what was really wrong with me. 

But it didn't take long for me to learn, not only through my own experience, but also in helping others, that stress plays a big role in our health or lack of health and well being. As I update this, I've come through what some say is the most stressful experience one can have, losing my husband, and yes, there is a lot of stress starting life completely over again, missing him, keeping up with things in an old house, and the list goes on, so I need to be vigilant with my self-care to remain healthy. It is not always easy to do, but necessary.


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When the body is under constant stress, it is drained more quickly of important minerals, especially calcium, and vitamins.  The adrenal glands become weakened, the immune system is challenged, and our ability to fight disease becomes less effective.

Feeding the body the proper nutrients through food and supplementation can go a long way in preserving the nervous system and organs in the body that are drained by constant stress.   

Nutritionists realize that you benefit from more protein at times of stress, so I supplement with good protein powder and protein rich foods.  Below are a few things that you might find helpful during times of stress. If any sounds interesting, you may want to search for more information at this link

A few of the herbal products for stress should not be taken at the same time as some medical anti-depressants, all of this information should be provide when you click on the item you are interested in through the link above. I realize I owe you more reading material on this subject and will be back soon to update and add more information. 
  • Nutricalm
  • Stress J
  • Chinese Mood Elevator
  • SAM-e
  • Calcium Plus Vit. D
  • Synerprotein
  • Stress Pack
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Updated  11/7/18

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