I hadn’t really considered that the food I eat or liquid I drink could be causing stress. To me, the concept of stress was an external pressure from society, usually in the form of work.
It’s not until I became unwell and started researching natural methods for healing the body, did I encounter the concept of biochemical stress. Of course, once the connection between mind and body is made and the idea that food can be a form of medicine or toxicity e.g. allergy or sensitivity, it makes sense.
Each one of us has unique biochemistry, based on age, nutrient absorption, metabolism, genetics and more. It is our biochemistry that dictates our distinct nutrient needs.
Biochemical stress occurs when these distinct nutrient needs are not met. Biochemical stressors can include, dehydration, nutrient deficiency, food sensitivity, inflammation and an imbalanced microbiome.
Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or autoimmune conditions can occur when the body is in a prolonged state of biochemical stress.
Tips to reduce your biochemical stressors
Boost your water intake – aim for 2 litres per day
Include more nutrient dense foods in your diet – spinach, kale, sweet potato, carrots, organ meats
Boost your vitamin D - spend more time outdoors in the sun (when its there!) and consider taking a supplement. You can also use a SAD lamp.
Exercise more often – that is everyday. Walk, dance, skip, swim, run. Whatever you enjoy.
Practice relaxation techniques – daily.
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