Stress must be minimized for the sake of our health. In most of our lives, it is wreaking havoc on our bodies and our brains.
When we feel threatened, our innate “fight or flight” response kicks in. When danger strikes or you think it is, your hypothalamus, located at the base of your brain, alerts the rest of your body. Your adrenal glands are signaled to release a wave of stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol.
Physically, that adrenaline rush gets your heart pumping and increases your blood pressure. Soon, you have the energy push you need to get yourself out of trouble. Cortisol is your body’s principal stress hormone; it infuses your bloodstream with glucose and prepares your body for tissue repair. These chemicals serve to protect you, as your body is sent into survival mode. Your mood, motivation and fear are closely connected mentally to your internal alarm in a heightened manner.
When danger subsides, your “fight or flight” responses subside; and your internal systems rebound. When hormone levels decrease, your heart rate and blood pressure normalize.
The problem is that too many of us are so stressed that we perceive the need to fight or flee on a continual basis. An all-day, everyday stress response cannot be sustained without serious costs to your body. Your system is disrupted in the following ways:
• Digestive Problems
• Heart Disease
• Sleep Problems
• Weight Gain
• Memory and Concentration Impairment
Too many of us are suffering from insomnia, fatigue, headaches, and mood problems because stressing out has become a way of life.
What to do?
Stress can be soothed with herbs that help your body naturally calm itself.
To deal with stress, try holy basil. The herb is respected among the Hindu and used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Human studies reveal that people who took a holy basil extract formula experienced at least 39% improvement in stress symptoms. Holy basil helps turn off your internal alarm. For added benefit, combine holy basil with L-theanine, the amino acid found in green tea, or magnesium for relaxation.
Read the full article here: Stress Less! Address the Root Cause with This Holy Solution – Amen Clinics