Stress & Toxicity
We have stress which everyone experiences in life. Prolonged stress leads to hormone imbalances related to the stress glands of the body known as the adrenal glands. These glands secrete hormones that control sleep, digestion, weight gain, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, allergies, arthritis, immunity, heart function, fatigue, etc. These glands can be checked and if malfunctioning, they can be repaired through diet and supplements. Better Health & Wellness can address how your body is responding to stress. Call our office TODAY and get your stress glands tested for Adrenal Function. The test is non-invasive and easy and you will learn right away if your adrenal glands have been weakened.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a "syndrome", that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or "gray" feelings. People suffering from adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.
This syndrome has been known by many other names throughout the past century, such as non-Addison's hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal apathy and adrenal fatigue. Although it affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, conventional medicine does not yet recognize it as a distinct syndrome.
Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. In the more serious cases, the activity of the adrenal glands is so diminished that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. With each increment of reduction in adrenal function, every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Changes occur in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even sex drive. Many other alterations take place at the biochemical and cellular levels in response to and to compensate for the decrease in adrenal hormones that occurs with adrenal fatigue. Your body does its best to make up for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.
The following are the most commonly asked questions about adrenal fatigue. Just click on the question in blue for an answer. There is also additional information throughout the website about many aspects of adrenal fatigue. For a comprehensive explanation of how stress and adrenal fatigue affect your health and what you can do to recover and protect yourself see Dr. James Wilson's book, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.
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Better Health & Wellness Center addresses your complete wellness by taking a look at your body's toxicity. Toxcity is everywhere and we are exposed to toxins in 3 different ways: Food, Water and Air. The US rates 48th in life expectancy. We are on the bottom of the list despite all the drugs we take. There are 82,000 chemicals that can enter your body weekly. To defend against them your body surrounds them in fat. Through a revolutionary nutritional cleansing and oral chelation program now offered at Better Health & Wellness Center, you can rapidly reduce these chemicals, lose weight if you need to, and feel great. Make your appointment TODAY to come in for a FREE toxicity analysis to see if we can help you!
Wondering why you need to detox your body? Is it necessary? Let us begin by understanding about the facts. It begins with our environment. We are living within a world with increasing toxins and carcinogens.
Unfortunately, we are exposing ourselves to them and absorbing them into our body. Environmental factors are one of the major causes attributed to 80 – 90 percent of all cancers. Only a small handful of cases are actually genetically inherited.
Cancer cells are the result of mutations to the genes that makes the cells divide at abnormal rates and grow “immortally” through production of abnormal copies. What could have caused this process?
Studies have shown that carcinogenic substances ranging from industrial waste, industrial chemicals, pesticides, radiation, food additives, refined food, etc. have a strong connection toward this mutation process of healthy human cells.
Similarly, other chronic degenerative diseases like diabetes and heart attacks are often the result of consistent abuse through improper nutrition and sedentary lifestyle. Many people’s daily diets are skewed toward higher amounts of sugar, high glycemic carbohydrates, refined food, high fat food, and adulterated food.
Toxins are inevitable in our lives but we have to limit our exposure to it. Our human body has the natural mechanism to detoxify itself through a two phase process known as Xenobiotic Detoxification. We need to assist our body to perform this in an effective manner.
Therefore, the way to detox your body starts from the knowledge of proper diet, nutrition, and stress relief programs to clear and prevent absorption of these toxins in our body.
The whole process relies heavily on nutrition for our body and organs to perform it optimally, just like high octane petrol fueling a car to run efficiently. However, when there are an excessive amount of toxins being added into our body it can overwhelm our body natural detoxification capability.
To detox your body and let it function optimally, then adequate nutrition is important to fuel our organ and body system to prevent toxin from build up and be expelled out.
Besides all these external-related toxins, the other reasons to detox are our body also produces internal toxins known as free radicals. These are small molecules lacking an electron and they consistently steal electrons from other molecules to stabilize themselves.
However, all these stealing result in wounding many cells as they also become unstable when their electrons are stolen. So it grows the number of free radicals within our bodies and starts a chain of damages to our cells as well as our DNA structure.
How we develop free radicals? Easily through our inhalation process where polluted air are absorbed, chemical metabolism in our body, cell metabolism, inflammation from strenuous exercise, or even high fat content food we consume.
These contribute strongly to our development of degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke. Interestingly, these free radicals can be easily destroyed by antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E and phytonutrients.
Emotional stress is another source of toxin created into our body. Depressive or angry emotions fires up our body to release chemical reactions that can weaken our neurological, hormonal, and immune function.
This opens up our body’s susceptibility to the presence and development of cancer and degenerative diseases. Emotional toxins can be caused by a traumatic experience as a child or adult and they lingers on inside as an unresolved issue. It is important to release this repressive experience and move on in our lives.
You should think again what you have been and still doing to your body and mind. Have you provided your body with the necessary ingredients to function optimally and experience the greatness of health and wellness? Are you opening up yourself for possibilities of cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases? Do you need to detox your body?
Benefits of Detoxing
So what are the benefits of detox? What does detox actually means? Detox is a bodily process that transforms health threatening toxic substances from our environment, diets, as well as our own bodies into something harmless or excreted.
One of the most complex detoxification functions is against heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadminum, nickel, arsenic, and aluminum.
Our body’s main detoxification organs and systems are liver, colon, kidneys, gallbladder, lungs, skin, lymph, and blood. They help rid your body of wastes and toxins. However, our bodily functions were designed when the world were less polluted.
But now with a world with much more toxins and pollution, our body organs and systems have to work a lot harder to rid the exponentially increased waste and toxins.
Yet we are helping in anyway to our organs and systems to do their job more effectively. Imagine overworked workers who are also not provided with enough food for every meal.
This will definitely tire them out and their efficient and effective work performance will naturally drop. This leads to work not fully accomplished or even worse undone.
We are treating our body in the same manner. We are not providing the body organs and systems with proper nutrition to function and perform their best even though they are working much harder than before.
This simple concept of detox is to achieve these aspects:
- Reduce the amount of toxins and pollution into our body to lessen the burden against the detoxification organs
- Promote healthy eating, nutrition and supplementation to help our body effectively clear the toxins
Great Benefits of Detox:
- Improve our Immune Function
- Scavenge free radicals and eliminate toxins
- Strengthen body’s fight against cancer cells and generate healthy cells in our body
- Cleanse mucous, congestion, fermentation, inflammation in our digestive tract
- Purify our blood
- Reform our lifestyle addictions for sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc
From the 2 objectives and various benefits provide a strong healing process for our body. They strengthen our body to further cleanse out waste we have accumulated since childhood that has resulted in our body being congested, inflamed, and damaged.
Once our body are not kept busy dealing with all these cleansing process, it can its focus on doing the more important things like fighting back cancer and chronic degenerative diseases, restoring our health, and repairing the damage in our body.