Stress is Essential to Survival
• The stress response is a built in survival
• When there is a danger to physical survival, a
mechanism is triggered in our brain to
optimize the body’s ability to respond to that
• This is a life saving response that allows us to
react to the danger with maximum efficiency.
Stressors are “Buttons” for Stress
• The difference between "stress" and "a stressor" - a stressor is
an agent or stimulus that causes stress. Stress is the response
we have when under pressure, while stressors are the things
we respond to in our environment. Examples of stressors are
noises, unpleasant people, a speeding car, or even going out on
a first date. Generally the more stressors we experience, the
more stressed we feel.
• Our fight-or-flight response is our body's sympathetic nervous
system reacting to a stressful event. Our body produces
chemicals cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which trigger
a higher heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, and alertness.
8 Dangers of Stress
1. Difficult to control emotions
2. Can effect a man’s testosterone levels, therefore affecting libido.
(Effects of Psychological Stress on Male Reproduction: A Review A. V.
3. Effect teeth and gum health (i.e. Grinding teeth)
4. Contributes to Premature Aging
5. Weakens Your Immune System
6. Causes weight gain – Cortisol Increase
7. Suppress pituitary function (LH, TSH)
8. Decrease the conversion of T4 to T3
But stress does something else!
“Current research suggests that stress may play a significant role in increasing the
body’s requirement for a range of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E and B
complex, as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, and
amino acids. It is likely that stress increases the body’s requirements for almost all
nutrients through an increase in cellular activity, as well as the demand for
specific nutrients used in the stress response. In addition, there are many studies
supporting the use of nutritional supplements in reducing the negative impacts
So if you can’t reduce your stress increase your supplement level.”
Super Trio & Nutri-Calm to the Rescue
Stress Beater #1
Stress Buster #2 (Choose One or more)
• Learn to say no.
• Tell yourself, “I can do this”, “ I will stay calm”.
• Roll your shoulders up and around.
• Make time for play.
• Watch something funny to make you laugh.
• Take an exercise break (take a walk, hike, golf, jog etc.)
• Stand up and Stretch.
• Go fishing.
• Do one thing at a time. Do not multi task.
• Clasp your hands behind your head and stretch.
• Listen to relaxing music. ( I like Alexi Murdoch “Breathe”)
• Get a massage.
• Get a good night sleep.
• Last but not least: Do something for someone (More happiness in
giving than there is in receiving)
Where Emotions are Held in the Body
• The lungs and large intestine hold emotions of grief, sadness, guilt, regret and depression. When
released and healed this area will hold qualities of courage and righteousness.
• The kidneys and bladder hold emotion of fear, anxiety, holding old beliefs, failure, shame and
criticism. When released and healed they will hold the quality of gentleness.
• The liver and gall bladder hold emotion of anger, frustration, resentment, wanting to control,
inability to make decisions. When released and healed it will hold the quality of kindness.
• The heart holds emotions of impatience, arrogance, and cruelty. When released and healed it
will hold the qualities of joy, honor, and sincerity.
• The spleen, pancreas, and stomach will hold emotion of worry, sympathy, over thinking,
obsessions. When released and healed it will hold the quality of fairness.
• Small intestine and heart hold stress, agitation, lack of joy, inability to receive love.
• Thyroid, circulation and sexual hold lack or joy, lack of self worth, feeling of not being wanted.
Are you Anxious?
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically
about an imminent event or something with an uncertain
9 Steps to Overcome
2. Read the Bible
3. Make time for play.
4. Watch something funny to make you laugh.
5. Take an exercise break (take a walk, hike, golf, jog etc.)
6. Spend time with someone that isn’t negative
7. Go fishing.
8. Get a good night sleep.
9. Last but not least: Do something for someone. (More
happiness in giving than there is in receiving)
• No “Screens” for an hour before bedtime
• Earplugs, if noise is a problem
• Electrical tape over lights on power adapters,
• Don’t eat for 2 hours at least before bedtime,
• If caffeine sensitive, limit caffeine
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Life is a choice.
It is YOUR life.
Choose consciously, choose wisely,
Choose health & happiness.