Overcoming Stress and Understanding Your Adrenals

by BodyLogicMD Exhaustion. Forgetfulness. Anxiety. Weight gain. Trouble sleeping. These are all-too common effects of a stress-filled life. Stress is a very real problem in today’s fast-paced society, one that can lead to very serious consequences. Stress itself is widely recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today—the American Medical Association has stated that … Continued

Why Can’t You Lose Weight?

The Truth Behind Weight That Won’t Budge You stand longingly in front of your pantry, swinging the door open and closed, open and closed. With each slam of the cabinet you are willing your mind to overcome the desire for its contents—sugary treats, comforting pasta and tasty breads—and instead turn to the fresh vegetables in … Continued

How the Holidays and Stress Could be Affecting Your Health

The holidays are notorious for bringing unwelcome guests: stress, fatigue and depression. But by setting realistic expectations and planning ahead, there’s a lot you can do to keep your holiday season merry and bright. Stress is a natural part of life, but chronic stress is not, and should not be simply endured as a regular … Continued

Holiday stress

During the holiday season , stress can be overwhelming. It is very important to try and maintain some sort of stability during this time of year. This will include trying to control sugar and alcohol intake, continuing to exercise , and trying to keep healthy hormone levels. We can certainly provide guidelines to help with … Continued

Not a Caveman’s Holiday

Modern holiday traditions and stresses wreak havoc on our metabolic function – a function carefully crafted before the invention of the mega-plex shopping center. Family time, loneliness, finances and over indulgence – all common stressors – exacerbated by the holidays that can lead to an over-abundance of stress and have detrimental effects on your health. … Continued

How Exercise Can Help with Stress

Today, I was featured in an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about how fitness is the key to help fight off dangers of stress. We all have to endure a little stress in our lives. It’s to be expected and not always a bad thing. But too much stress can lead to headaches insomnia, fatigue, … Continued

Know Your Enemy – Physical Consequences of Chronic Stress

Chronic stress and/or repetitive stress have physical consequences. There have been many studies done over the years that show a connection between a stressful lifestyle and poor health. Stress actually accelerates the aging process and can shorten your life. It hastens the rate of cellular aging. The inflammatory effects of elevated cortisol levels cause aging … Continued

Holiday Stress

With the holidays quickly approaching; our minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of eagerness to join our family and friends in celebration of the events to come. But along with the excitement we are often exposed to high levels of stress. In the plans that we have to make, deadlines that we … Continued

Stress

We see so many people in the practice that complain about steeds and the effects it has on their life. I tell patients it really does not matter if it is good or bad it is still stress and will cause a change in their cortisol levels. Your body does not care that the cortisol … Continued