It is rare to find someone who does not suffer from stress with the pressures of modern society. Stress is often viewed negatively, but it is critical for human survival. Stress promotes learning and performance and builds resilience mentally, emotionally and physically.

When the stress is short-lived and there is some recovery time following a stressor, increased resilience can result. Unfortunately, for many nowadays, the stress doesn’t let up. Unrelenting or chronic stress can lead to a wide range of symptoms and conditions that you may not realize have stress as their common cause:

  • Weight gain (around the middle especially)
  • Irregularities in a woman’s menstrual period
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Decreased erectile function
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Cravings for salt &/sugar
  • Energy dips/crashes (hypoglycemia)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Indigestion
  • Chronic Muscle and Joint pain
  • Decreased Muscle and Bone Mass
  • Increased seasonal and food allergies