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. But if anxiety occurs more than just occasionally, it can become harmful to our emotional wellbeing and overall health.
Stacey Smith, DC | September 30, 2022
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 | August 24, 2022
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 | February 14, 2022
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 | November 16, 2021
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 | December 16, 2018
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 | September 16, 2018
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 | February 16, 2018