Nutritional Management of Stress-Induced Dysfunction

Self-Directed CPD

Number 98. For professional use only

In today’s fast-paced society the vast majority of individuals are under a constant barrage of stressors. These stressors are translated by the neuroendocrine system into signals that alter the body’s biochemistry to support a fight or flight response. While some of these changes may be beneficial in the short term (acute stress), they present an increased risk of various physical and psychological health challenges in the long term (chronic stress). There is no doubt that stress is an inevitable consequence of modern life: fortunately, the downstream damage caused by it is not. The use of natural substances can support normalisation of stress-induced biochemical and organ function changes and increase non-specific resistance to stress. These natural alternatives offer healthcare professionals a safe and effective way to support the health and well-being of their patients through stressful periods, promote healthy aging and helpprevent the vast array of health issues that are associated with chronic activation of the body’s stress response.

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