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Worrying Won’t Solve Anything

WorryStressJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

Most of us worry sometimes, many of us often worry, and some of us worry constantly. We worry about all kinds of things, our finances, our relationships, our responsibilities, our health, climate change, and politics. We worry about things we can control, as well as things we can’t. No matter what we worry about or how often we worry, the impact of constant worrying on our health is actually what is worrisome. There’s some truth to the expression “worried sick,” as worrying is stressful, and stress can undermine physical and mental health. Excessive worry can lead to anxiety and that, in turn, can erode the ability to function well in daily life. While some anxiety is normal when we face temporary stressful situations, prolonged worry and anxiety can have wide ranging effects on bodily systems and organs, as well as emotions, mood and behavior.

When the automatic stress response activates, the body is flooded with hormones that ramp up the systems necessary for survival. This elevates heart and blood pressure to circulate more energy throughout the body to prepare one to deal with an imminent challenge. At the same time, systems not necessary for immediate survival tamp down, hindering digestion, the immune response and the reproductive system. Worry and anxiety on a continual basis contribute to chronically elevated cortisol, which can profoundly impair health. Even short lived minor stress can have a harmful effect.

Numerous physical and emotional disorders are linked to stress. In addition to hypertension, increased susceptibility to infections, and a higher risk of depression, diabetes, heart attacks and stroke, the negative effects of stress can contribute to autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel, dermatitis, and degenerative neurological disorders. In short, the side effects of stress and its detriment to long-term physical health and emotional wellness are likely much worse than what you are worrying about. The ability to handle and manage stress can make all the difference in maintaining homeostasis and reducing the risk of stress-related illness.

While chronic stress can be highly unpleasant and even emotionally debilitating, we have evolved and adapted to deal with a certain amount of short-term stress. Stress responses are meant to be protective, not harmful. It’s only when stress becomes chronic that it negatively effects our wellbeing. Short-term stress can be a positive advantage, enhancing performance, giving one a competitive edge and building the enthusiasm to rise to a challenge. Stress is negative when its exceeds our ability to cope and overwhelms normal bodily functions. Contrarily, stress is positive when we can perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will lead to a good outcome.

As some stress is unavoidable, using stress to one’s advantage by managing reactions to situations that trigger it, can enhance overall wellbeing and result in feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment. Per the World Journal of Medical Sciences, there are important factors that help individuals view and respond positively to a stressful situation. This includes the belief in one’s ability to manage the stressor or task, the perception that one has power and control over the situation, and a mindset of hope, great expectations and a positive outlook on life. When used correctly, stress, or eustress, can have a positive impact on performance and productivity, and leave one feeling optimistic and energized as the body returns to a normal state of balance.

The understanding that worry is an indicator of the importance of a situation rather than a reason to panic can result in a more rational reaction to stress. Worrying limits the ability to think clearly, hindering one’s ability to focus on positive solutions. Viewing stress as a challenge rather than a threat allows one to bring forth more possibilities. Concentrating on the things one can control allows for concrete action that can begin to broaden one’s thought processes to overcome difficulties. Rather than worrying, focus on what matters most, and very importantly, respond accordingly.

Professional Supplement Center carries many fine quality products formulated to support a healthy stress response:

L-TheanineL-Theanine by Enzymatic Therapy™: This product supplies a clinical dose of Suntheanine®, a trusted and well regarded powerful amino acid that helps manage stress and promotes daily relaxation without diminishing alertness. Gluten, soy, dairy, yeast, preservative and artificial ingredient free, vegetarian formulation.

 

PheniTropic™PheniTropic™ by Biotics® Research: This product supplies GABA, a naturally occurring inhibitory neurotransmitter that supports the natural relief of stress and anxiety, and may also aid restful sleep. Gluten free.

 

Stress ArrestStressArrest™ by Designs for Health: This synergistic formula delivers comprehensive support for relief of stress and anxiety with ingredients that include GABA, glycine, niacinamide, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Non-GMO formulation.

 

Daily Stress FormulaDaily Stress Formula by Pure Encapsulations®: This hypo-allergenic all-encompassing formula provides a blend of botanicals and nutrients designed to provide synergistic support for mental relaxation while counteracting the metabolic effects of occasional stress. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

 

B-Complex Stress...B-Complex Stress Formula by Pioneer®: This comprehensive clinician-formulated product provides balanced support for stress relief with vitamins, minerals, herbs, and coenzymes delivered in appropriate ratios. Gluten free, vegetarian formulation.

References:
Stress Effects. https://www.stress.org/stress-effects/
Time to Worry About Worrying Too Much. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-risky-is-it-really/201112/time-worry-about-worrying-too-much
9 Stress Side Effects That Are Worse Than What You’re Worrying About. https://www.prevention.com/mind-body/side-effects-anxiety-and-stress-management-tips
How stress affects your health. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress.aspx
Life Event, Stress and Illness. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3341916/
What is Positive Stress? http://stress.lovetoknow.com/about-stress/what-is-positive-stress
The Eustress Concept: Problems and Outlooks. http://www.idosi.org/wjms/11(2)14/6.pdf
Turning Stress into an Asset. https://hbr.org/2011/06/turning-stress-into-an-asset

 

Sleep Support – Our Customer’s Favorites

SleepSupportCustomerFavsSusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor
 

Regular and restful sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health. A good night’s sleep is more than restorative and refreshing. It’s as necessary as food and water for basic survival. Persistent sleep deficit can have adverse and debilitating effects on health. Chronic sleep loss can weaken your immune system, impair cognitive function and diminish physical performance. Sleep loss can interfere with hormone production and neurotransmitter release, which can result in psychological damage, and can negatively affect mood, appetite and behavior. Many of us suffer from chronic or partial sleep deprivation, as sleep is one of the things we often scrimp on while going about our sometimes overly busy and stressful lives.

While we rationalize that we can somehow catch up on missed hours of sleep, scientists say that’s a fallacy. Once the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep is gone, the sleep debt is difficult if not impossible to repay. Over time, this may result in increasingly hampered bodily function and slowed ability to concentrate. An occasional restless night is normal and almost unavoidable and may result in a frustrating and uncomfortable following day. The cumulative effect of consecutive nights of poor sleep or chronic insomnia can leave you feeling miserable and moody, unable to focus and perform and can increase your risk of accidental injury. It can also put you at risk for developing serious medical conditions including obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Strategies abound for those who wish to improve their sleeping habits and optimize their sleep, and can include:

  • Create a relaxing sanctuary for sleeping and appropriate bedroom activities only.
  • Establish a calming bedtime routine to help you unwind before bed.
  • Keep your sleep hours consistent seven days a week.
  • Maintain a comfortable, quiet and tranquil bedroom atmosphere.
  • Keep the temperature at an optimal 60° – 68°.
  • Dim the lights to encourage the release of sleep hormones and induce the body to settle down in preparation for rest.
  • Turn off or shut down electronics at least an hour before bed. Artificial light exposure disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythm and reduces the release of the brain’s sleep regulating chemicals.

As always, our customers know best! Here are some of our customers’ five star rated supplements for restorative sleep:

Kavinace®
 
 
Kavinace® by NeuroScience – As our most popular sleep support supplement, Kavinace® reduces symptoms of insomnia and anxiety and promotes healthy levels of GABA to calm the mind and body.
 
 
Cortisol Manager™
Cortisol Manager™ by Integrative Therapeutics – Top selling Cortisol Manager™ contains standardized proprietary blends that support all day stress reduction and the normal ability to fall asleep. This natural, non-habit forming formula supports restorative sleep without morning grogginess.
 
 
Guna-Sleep
Guna-Sleep by Guna Biotherapeutics – Customer favorite Guna-Sleep is a homeopathic formula designed for the temporary relief of sleep difficulties. This product addresses symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep, frequent night wakenings or restless, poor quality sleep.
 
 
PheniTropic™
 
PheniTropic™ by Biotics Research – Another 5 star rated favorite product, PheniTropic™ provides natural support for stress and anxiety relief to aid and encourage restful sleep.  
 
 
 
Tranquility, Q.
 
Tranquility, Q. by Quantum Nutrition Labs – As a nutraceutical sleep formula, Tranquility promotes restful sleep, overall relaxation and calm mood, enabling you to awake refreshed and ready to greet the day.