Your Body & Stress: A Three Part Series (2 of 3)
Welcome back! In the previous series on your body and stress we discussed the general affects of stress on our bodies and mores specifically our immune system. Read here if you missed it. In this second part we are going to focus on how stress can disrupt our digestive system leading to unwanted symptoms such as bloating, cramping, and heartburn.
Your Body & Stress: A Three Part Series (1 of 3)
Everyday in my practice I ask my patients about their stress; what are their particular stressors and how are they coping? I’m interested in knowing how they perceive stress and spend time educating them on how it can negatively impact their health. This allows me to help them create a plan to support their body through stressful times and improve their health and well being.
Yes, I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, and I’d like to introduce myself less formally than your typical autobiography page and also let you know why I’m creating this health blog.
First off, I’ll start with why I chose to practice Naturopathic Medicine. Growing up I was fortunate to be a healthy and active kid. I played lots of sports, which kept me active and interested in nutrition and I was also a bit of a science nerd in school. I loved the science and kinesiology courses in high school, so when I headed off to University I knew I wanted to study biological sciences – simply put, the study of living things.