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Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

A New Approach to Overcoming Performance Anxiety at Work

It’s perfectly normal to experience some degree of anxiety before delivering a presentation, or something equally stressful. According to a 2018 survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), 68% of people felt a combination of...

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

4 Tips to Help Your Patients Fend Off the Winter Blues

Shorter days and cold weather may interfere with your patients' normal circadian rhythm. For example, if you live in the northern United States, you may experience a greater health impact due to staying indoors more during the winter, as this can lead to less exposure to natural light. Additional factors during this time of year include less physical activity, stress of the holidays and juggling finances.

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

3 Targeted Therapies to Help Your Patients Overcome Anxiety

It's normal to feel anxious, worried and fearful from time to time due to the complicated lives we live. Anxiety is a natural part of life, and it helps us cope with the stresses we encounter. But if anxiety occurs more than just occasionally, it can become harmful to our emotional wellbeing and overall health.

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

Strategies for Helping Patients Reduce Stress and Improve Immune System Function

Stress in appropriate amounts can be beneficial for the body to function better and stay healthy.1 As much as stress is a normal component of daily life, stress in abundance leads to illness and eventually chronic disease conditions.2 In this post, we will define stress, explain how it affects immunity and provide long-term strategies for reducing stress.

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

Helping Patients Combat Stress with Targeted Nutrition

Your patients' stress stems from many different sources,1 and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mitigating it. Nutrition is a powerful tool that, when implemented strategically, can help restore key nutrients depleted by chronic stress. In addition, nutrition can help build resiliency to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety, especially when paired with lifestyle interventions. Read on to learn the most common nutrients depleted by stress and clinical strategies to replenish them.

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

3 Natural, Therapeutic Options to Support Kids Struggling with Stress

Stress is experienced by all ages, not just by adults. A child's life may be perceived by most as carefree and happy because their only job at this time in their life is to play and learn. It's not surprising however, that kids do indeed experience a certain degree of stress even though they don't have the same responsibilities as adults, such as bills to pay and mouths to feed.

Stacey Smith, DC |

Stress and HPA Axis Health
Stress and HPA Axis Health

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Help Your Patients Get Stress Under Control

As a health care provider, you regularly see patients managing varying levels of stress. This stress comes from external and internal sources, meaning emotional stress, as well as infections or other physiological dysfunction. The number-one challenge I see with patients and a primary internal stressor is blood sugar regulation.

Stacey Smith, DC |

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