How Anxiety Weakens Your Defenses & What to do about it…
New research on the famous anxiety-inspired “flight-or-flight” response states that excess adrenaline released from the stressful experiences impairs long-term organism health.
Adrenaline makes the heart beat faster, increases blood flow to the brain and muscles, and stimulates the body to make sugar to use for fuel.
The rush of adrenaline triggers the “fight-or-flight” response which gives the person the ability to escape a predator or respond to a threat.
Having a consistent level of anxiety in your system is henceforth a negative influence physically, mentally and spiritually, meaning if you’re prone to a high level of stress and anxiety, you need to counter-balance that with a healthy diet, periods of relaxation and limiting or ceasing alcohol use.
One oft-ignored element of living with anxiety and stress is the adrenaline producing adrenal glands, which when over-worked become taxed and have a negative influence across the body.
One commonly touted solution for this is a touch of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water taken on a daily basis, along with a balanced diet containing a significant amount of leafy greens.
Meditation is also a highly effective way of calming your internal system, especially meditation practices that focus on breathing techniques.