Category: Stress and Fatigue

April 21, 2015

The Stress-Illness Connection

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences. Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline. After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones should soon return […]

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June 14, 2013

5 Tips to Help Make Your Work Day Less Stressful!

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND 1) Get up and Move!   – Sitting has become the new smoking with a significant negative impact on health.  A suggestion of ‘walking meetings’ may work for small groups who can discuss issues or projects as they walk in the neighbourhood.  Everyone will feel better from sun and light exposure […]

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The Stress-Illness Connection

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences.  Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline.  After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones should soon return […]

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January 8, 2013

Building Our Reserves

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND   During winter, snows replenish earth’s water reservoirs and plants return their sap to their roots, re-collecting their energy.  We too need a “Winter season” to restore our energy, build our reserves and reflect on our lives.  Paradoxically, the winter holidays demand a different type of energy.  We are often expected […]

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October 1, 2012

The Stress-Weight Connection

Cortisol and Your Metabolism Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc   Weight gain or loss is an issue that often occurs during and after times of elevated stress, and an imbalance of the stress hormone cortisol is often the cause.  Typically increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA […]

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Oh Sweet, Elusive Balance

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND There is a slight nip in the air today.  The days are starting to get shorter.  It’s time to harvest the many tomatoes ripening in our garden, to warm up with bowls of butternut squash soup and to dig out sweaters from the basement.  We are beginning to store and stack […]

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June 28, 2012

The Stress-Illness Connection

The Stress-Illness Connection Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Although most people have experienced feeling unwell during times of elevated stress, few are aware of the underlying connection between these experiences. Increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline. After a stressful situation has resolved, these hormones […]

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