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Stress Hormones, Depression & Anxiety

Stress Hormones, Depression & Anxiety

Find out how stress affects your health and how to decrease its impact.Stress takes a toll on your mental and physical health. More importantly, today’s stresses can affect tomorrow’s health. The survival impulse of fight or flight is powerful. It had to be in order to protect our ancestors from being eaten by larger carnivores during our evolution. Our hormones had to mobilize our bodies to protect us. The same impulses are triggered by modern-day stressors. A break-up, difficulty at the office or a troublesome home situation can cause the body to react as if it’s facing a sabertooth tiger. The hormones are kicked into gear, exhausting the systems that create them. They can’t keep up with the demands to handle the stress. Some body systems aren’t required for surviving an immediate threat (reproductive, digestive, immune). The energy is rerouted to handle the threat. This contributes to the widespread reports of distress to these systems. You have to learn to change your response to s