Sources of Chronic Stress

Lifestyle Factors
Poor diet, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and mismanagement of mental and emotional stress contribute to ill health more than any other single factor. Fortunately, you have the power to improve your health and longevity by making choices that support a healthier lifestyle. Implementing small and consistent changes in how you live in the present can prevent illness and disease for years to come.


HPA Syndrome
HPA Syndrome, also referred to as HPA exhaustion, is one of the most undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and mistreated health problems in America today. Common symptoms of HPA stress are: Fatigue, depression, sweet cravings, decreased sex drive, insomnia, poor memory, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, weakened immune response, recurrent infections, unexplained nervousness or irritability, inability to lose or gain weight, and joint or muscle pain.


Parasites and Pathogens
Parasites. For many, the word conjures up images/ of third-world living conditions. The risk of contracting parasites within the United States is mistakenly assumed to be low. After all, just look at all of the government regulations intended to create a safe, hygienic environment.


Molds
High levels of airborne molds in your home, place of work, and other buildings you frequent are a source of chronic stress.Common sources of airborne molds include water-damaged walls, foundations, and carpets, as well as contaminated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.


Heavy Metals
Heavy metal exposure can wreak havoc on your health. Metals bind to cellular sites normally occupied by essential minerals, disrupting metabolic activity. They inhibit the uptake of calcium, depriving bone tissue of essential nutrition and potentially causing osteoporosis. Metals can also damage the body’s natural antioxidants, leaving you more susceptible to oxidative stress.


Chemical Toxicity
We’re exposed to a multitude of chemicals in our air, food, water, and common consumer products.We are often unaware of exposure to these potentially deadly elements because we can’t see or smell them, unless they are obvious, in the form of air pollution.When it comes to sources of Chronic Stress, nothing is quite as insidious as chemical toxicity.


EMFs and Radiation
What you can’t see might be robbing your health and vitality.The old Invisible Man television series featured a character that could not be seen. He could sneak up on anyone and get away with just about anything. There was no warning that he was present. The same is true of electromagnetic and radioactive energy fields—we generally have no indication that they are present.


Inflammation and Pain
Physical trauma and the related pain and inflammation can be significant sources of chronic stress. When chronic stress created by a cycle of inflammation and pain is broken, the exhausted HPAs and the balance of the body are then able to repair and heal. The effects of trauma, inflammation, and pain must be understood by anyone seeking to minimize the Chronic Stress Response.