Stress and anxiety seem to be a modern epidemic these days, busy people juggling work, family and households, everyone seems to be have so much on their plate.
While a little bit of stress can help you get things done, ongoing unrelenting stress is damaging to your long-term health and has been related to compromised immune system, depleted adrenal function and chronic disease. Ongoing stress is also one of the causative factors of depression, mood disorders and insomnia.
The body’s requirements for nutrients increases significantly during stress, and if you don’t have adequate nutrients during times of stress you may experience nutritional deficiencies, which decreases your body’s ability to cope. It’s a vicious circle really.
Herbal and nutritional medicine can be of great benefit for people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and mood disorders. We can provide support if you are taking pharmaceutical medications and can work collaboratively with your doctor, psychologist or other specialist to offer you a a wholistic approach to your physical and mental health.
Good nutrition is crucial to provide the nutrients needed to nourish the nervous system and adrenal glands and providing the building blocks for neurotransmitters can make a big impact on your health now and into the future.
Aside from nutritional support we also offer a range of functional pathology testing including amino acid profiling, kryptopyrole testing and adrenal assay that may help identify areas of your health that could be improved to make a positive impact on your mental health.