Julie Wendt, MS, CNS, LDN | Mar 15th, 2021
5 Supplements That Fight Stress
Stress- it’s everywhere and yet, you can’t quite define it and everyone you ask will have a different perspective on what it feels like and what causes it. Technically speaking, stress is a biochemical process that your nervous system uses to prepare for survival. Back in the day, our stressors were much different, more of a physical nature as we were running from the proverbial tiger, and our nervous system hasn’t developed many nuances since. Thus, we end up with a mismatch between our environment (stress being more emotional than physical) and how our nervous system is built. Knowing enough about how the stress response works allows us to support ourselves in a way that helps level the playing field between our modern world and our archaic on/off stress response system.
I think that the key to health and longevity is self-knowledge. When we know and understand ourselves, we can accept the things we cannot change and work to create an environment in which we can thrive. This has a lot to do with how we each handle stress differently. When we understand how we operate, we can choose the interventions that not only work for us but support this better version of ourselves that is only possible when we can truly see ourselves.
I am ALWAYS going to promote the use of all our tools in order to manage a concern and thus when it comes to managing stress I have to give a shout out to our fabulous lifestyle habits of
Healthy food choices!
And some kind of Breathwork/Meditation/Prayer
But even when we are attending to all of those habits, we may need some extra support and this is where supplements can do what their name says- supplement our lifestyle to help us get the rest of the way to our health goals.