How do you know if you have adrenal fatigue? A few years ago, I was so tired all the time and I just couldn’t figure out what was going on. Being tired is something we all deal with – a simple part of life that we cannot escape. But how do you know when your tiredness is normal or something you should pay more attention to? Adrenal fatigue affects a significant number of people in various ways, and you could be dealing with it right now without even knowing.
Sugar/Food Cravings Got You Down? For some, it’s a very difficult journey trying to become a healthier person. We dread having to give up some of those not-so-healthy foods and things we love – especially those foods we “binge” on.
When you do make the determined effort to get on a healthier course and healthier diet, to begin with people are often so enthusiastic and determined that the momentum is great once you’ve made that decision to change your life.
Is Stress a Migraine Trigger for You? Here Are Some Stress-Busters. For many of us who suffer with migraines, stress is a common trigger for us. Let’s face it, it’s already challenging enough to have to deal with the chronic pain of migraine, so when you add the challenge of stress to the equation, it becomes another one of those “no win” situations. Stress can cause migraine and in turn, chronic pain creates more stress—and so the cycle continues. On top of that, if your body is accustomed to constant stress, when the weekend rolls around, you can easily find yourself with a “let down” migraine when the stress abruptly lowers. Not exactly a great addition to your already stressed out situation and health when living with migraines.
Have you ever noticed that people often get sick around the holidays? I was actually talking to a good friend of mine this week, who expressed that every year around this time, she always gets sick. After experiencing this for many years, she is now fully aware of the fact that it is the effect that stress and lack of sleep have on her body. She doesn’t necessary always feel that she is stressed during the Christmas season, but she has learned that since this is a yearly event for her, the busyness and emotion of the season (stress) takes its toll. Warning! Don’t Fall Prey to Sickness and Migraine this Holiday Season!
I can hardly believe that Christmas is literally just around the corner. How are you doing with your shopping? do you have lists made for all you have to get done? Is your social calendar full?
The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress. After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones. All of this, on top of your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least.
The busy holiday season is upon us. This year, lets avoid the stress-effect on migraines this holiday season. If you experience stress additional stress through the holiday season, then you are among millions of people worldwide who do so. Did you know that your body is actually designed to feel stress and react to it? That is so that you are alert and ready to avoid danger. However, when stress persists, the body begins to break down and illnesses, such as headaches and migraines, can occur. So how do you cope with this merry-go-round? The most effective way to cope with stress is to identify the stressors in your life. That’s easier to do this time of year. Just take a look at everything you have going on in your life right now and you may be able to easily see what is causing the stress. Once you have identified your specific stressors, then you need to learn ways to reduce and manage your stress. In doing this, you will be able to start finding much needed relief for those migraines and/or headaches.