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Mental, Emotional, and Environmental Stressors

April 29, 2024 Andrea Nicholson, BCHN® Episode 106
Mental, Emotional, and Environmental Stressors
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Holistic Health Bites
Mental, Emotional, and Environmental Stressors
Apr 29, 2024 Episode 106
Andrea Nicholson, BCHN®

Rachel detailed her struggles with numerous health issues from a young age, leading her on a path to functional medicine. She overcame challenges by addressing root causes through diet and lifestyle changes.


Rachel explained how chronic stress keeps the body in a constant "fear" state, impacting cells and health over time. Mental, emotional and environmental stressors all contribute to dysregulation of the HPA axis and stress response.


Rachel recommended starting each day with solo time to self-regulate the nervous system and reduce stress-driven behaviors. Other tips included identifying stress signs, using supplements to calm the stress response, and prioritizing rest.


For those experiencing burnout, Rachel stressed the need to completely stop all activities and prioritize self-care and rest through nutrition, movement, social support and relaxing activities to allow the body to heal from chronic stress.


Rachel suggested small, sustainable lifestyle shifts like improving morning routines, food choices, movement habits and mindset to take control of health, focusing first on nervous system support before addressing other issues.


By gaining self-awareness and writing personalized wellness goals, one can gain freedom from past limitations. Journaling, expressing emotions and self-love help reprogram thoughts for ongoing mental and physical optimization.


To connect with Rachel:
https://www.RachelHeadings.com
https://www.GetOutOfStress.com
https://www.facebook.com/the.alive.method
https://www.instagram.com/rachelheadingsfm

For full show notes and information:
https://healthylifewithandrea.com/blog/5866/mental-emotional-and-environmental-stressors


Did you know my practice is entirely virtual?  You don't have to live near me to get help with fatigue, stubborn weight, hypertension, prediabetes or more?

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Show Notes

Rachel detailed her struggles with numerous health issues from a young age, leading her on a path to functional medicine. She overcame challenges by addressing root causes through diet and lifestyle changes.


Rachel explained how chronic stress keeps the body in a constant "fear" state, impacting cells and health over time. Mental, emotional and environmental stressors all contribute to dysregulation of the HPA axis and stress response.


Rachel recommended starting each day with solo time to self-regulate the nervous system and reduce stress-driven behaviors. Other tips included identifying stress signs, using supplements to calm the stress response, and prioritizing rest.


For those experiencing burnout, Rachel stressed the need to completely stop all activities and prioritize self-care and rest through nutrition, movement, social support and relaxing activities to allow the body to heal from chronic stress.


Rachel suggested small, sustainable lifestyle shifts like improving morning routines, food choices, movement habits and mindset to take control of health, focusing first on nervous system support before addressing other issues.


By gaining self-awareness and writing personalized wellness goals, one can gain freedom from past limitations. Journaling, expressing emotions and self-love help reprogram thoughts for ongoing mental and physical optimization.


To connect with Rachel:
https://www.RachelHeadings.com
https://www.GetOutOfStress.com
https://www.facebook.com/the.alive.method
https://www.instagram.com/rachelheadingsfm

For full show notes and information:
https://healthylifewithandrea.com/blog/5866/mental-emotional-and-environmental-stressors


Did you know my practice is entirely virtual?  You don't have to live near me to get help with fatigue, stubborn weight, hypertension, prediabetes or more?

Schedule a free call
Free Metabolic Mastery Manual
Free Facebook Community