CHRONIC STRESS! How it Damaged my Health.

A Personal Account of Stress

I think for a lot, if not most people who end up being Natural Health Practitioners; in whatever Modality.  The path begins with desperation in dealing with their own health crisis.

Yes there is a seed or interest in knowing; but being unwell and not getting better seems to always be the clincher.

Believe me; I have had my fair share of stress. I’ve suffered from PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL and EMOTIONAL stressors in many different forms for a majority of my life.  Some stressors I was aware of and others I had no idea existed.

Compounding Stressors

Unbeknown to me, overtime; these stressors became chronic and compounded.  I now know that they were the root cause, contributing to my plethora of ailments.

Over the course of my younger years I had digestive issues, IBS, osteoarthritis, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, weight gain, fibromyalgia and random rashes… I’ll stop there, I’m sure you get the gist.

NO-ONE ever told me there was a link and that my ailments may be caused by chronic stress.  Nor did any “health professional” ever ask questions or try to work out why I had all these issues.

All I ever got was 10 minutes, a bill and a script.


Had someone, all those years ago had, had some insight as to WHY!!! And treated me accordingly; all that crap I went through could have been avoided.

Well at least I now have the insight!!

Every one of us suffers stress from time to time, it’s a normal response to a stimuli (or a stressor).

Stressors may be Physical, Chemical and/or Emotional in origin.

Once the stressor has gone though, function should return to normal. The problem is that the stress response is becoming chronic and not returning to normal.

Stress Response

The below is the result of a STRESS RESPONSE (also called the “fight or flight” response)

Function Increases
• Heart rate goes up pushing blood to the muscles
Blood pressure
LDL cholesterol
• Adrenal function – Cortisol (and other stress hormones)

Function Decreases
• Blood supply to the digestive system
Immune function
• Body regeneration (resulting in accelerated aging)
• TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

The Snow Ball Effect of Chronic Stress

  1. When STRESS HORMONES are increased THYROID HORMONES are decreased…
  2. When THYROID HORMONES are decreased DIGESTION is decreased…
  3. When DIGESTION is decreased SEROTONIN is decreased…
  4. When SEROTONIN is decreased MOOD is altered (for the worse)….


Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter. Responsible for regulating appetite, mood, social behaviour, sexual desire, sleep and relaxation.

It’s a “feel good hormone”.

It’s estimated that 90% of the body’s serotonin is made in the digestive tract and 10% in the CNS (Central Nervous System).

Serotonin also helps to modulate motility in the gut. So when levels are decreased, this can cause elimination issues and gastrointestinal disorders like IBS.

Furthermore low serotonin may lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks & insomnia.

So are you seeing the big picture and understanding the snowball effect of chronic stress?

When you think about it; every disease and illness on the planet originates with some type of stressor!

In my practice I ask the right questions. I help others to understand how the stress response works and how to alleviate it naturally.

Moral of this story… DON’T STRESS!!! easier said than done…


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Lets Get REAL !
I watched something last night that I woke up still thinking about this morning.

The Right for Information, Free Speech and Freedom of Choice.

When authority say “ this is how it must be; why don’t we demand evidence to back this order up.

Professors and scientists etc. are saying this or that is true, so let’s check it out.. is it actually true?

Where is the disclosure and information to back it up and make it justifiable?

So question and research so called “facts” yourself. Broaden your perception of reality and critical think outside of the narrow minded narratives that they force feed us.

Now your blinkers are off; see what you come up with from your own “new” perceptions.

I’ll tell you from experience that once you start to do this; you can never unlearn what you find.

Your whole life of learned and programmed perception of what’s “true” and what’s actually the “truth” will begin to unfold.

This step out of the box will begin to open your mind and world in a way that then forces knowing.

We have been brainwashed by repetition; if that all you’ve ever heard, then that’s all your ever going to believe.

The range, width or corridor of allowed information has decreased exponentially with heavy censorship of information.

They only provide the “information” that fits into their agenda for humanity and society.

The more lies and deceit or as I like to call it “theatre” that you reveal the more “truth” you’ll crave.

We have all lost our voice and self sensor our personal beliefs and perceptions so we fit the mould created.

We have become fearful to speak our minds because of reticule from our peers and persecution from our “so called” authority.

How can we make it ok to have a voice and agree that it’s ok to have a different opinion.

To allow someone to say something that you don’t agree with and be ok with that.

Thinking in life has become polar or what I like to call “black and white” thinking.

There is no allowance for the grey area in between.

As authority in history has proven over and over again; they get it wrong, a lot.

How can they tell us; you must “do this” cause I am right.

Therefore you must be wrong; people are forced deeper into the illusion of awareness and ignorance about everything.

The system tells us; this or that is what we must believe.

We can set ourselves free by no longer believing what the “system” in all it’s forms tells us we must believe.

To break free of this unrelenting brainwashing; allowance of critical thinking; contribution of many personal perceptions; along with actual facts, evidence and justifications are necessary.

The censorship and manipulation of information must cease.

When this happens the narrow corridor of allowed thinking will vastly widens to a massive ocean of possibilities.

People will once again be able to stop self censoring everything they think and say and will finally be able to speak without fear.

Ask yourself this one question and then “critical think” your own response. “Where did I form the basis of everything that I believe to be true”??

Then create in your mind or write it down if need be; a flow chart or in other words the origin of your source of belief.

Is it from the tv or media, your doctor maybe your teacher!!! Follow the threads backward from your source.

You will connect the dots and alarm bells and lights will go on.

The problem seems so vast but the solution is actually quite simply.

We all want to be free; let’s just set ourselves free!

Once again we may be able to have conversation and opinion without being attacked and that will be ok.
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