It seems our lives are busy and more stressful than they have ever been. We are endlessly multitasking, on the run, trying to juggle life, work and family. Stress can be caused by several different factors. Some of these are physical trauma, illness, or overexertion; environmental stressors like heat, cold, noise or natural disasters; chemical stress such as pollution or drugs and psychological factors like worry, anxiety or fear are often encountered on a daily basis. If we do not find ways to protect ourselves from this constant and cumulative stress it will eventually lead to a breakdown of the body’s adrenal system, which in turn results in several diseases including asthma. For those who are seeking relief of asthma and allergies there are several things you can do, which are simple and will benefit your overall health as well as helping to decrease your asthma and allergy symptoms.
Identifying and removing the main stressors in your life is extremely important but not always possible to do right away. However finding ways to reduce or limit the stress as much as possible until you can make major life changes is important. In addition using techniques for stress release, particularly deep breathing exercises are quite effective. This only takes a few minutes and is especially useful for times that you are very stressed or having trouble sleeping. Getting adequate rest and regular activities like yoga, meditation, guided relaxation or going for a long walk preferably in a natural setting are also very helpful in lowering stress levels. Taking herbs like Ashwaganda, Panax and Siberian Ginseng help to improve stamina and adapt to stress. Lemon Balm, Kava and Passionflower have a calming effect and can also help you to relax and sleep better. However, they should never be relied upon as your only treatment as they do not address the underlying causes of stress.
Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands. It regulates blood sugar, inflammation, the immune system, energy production and aids in healing. When our adrenals are under stress they overproduce cortisol to help our body adapt. When too much cortisol is released by the adrenal gland the receptors in the hypothalamus gland eventually become damaged and their ability to sense and correct high cortisone levels is diminished. A particular nutrient called Phosphatidylserine is known to help to heal the hypothalamus glands’ cortisol receptors allowing them to maintain cortisol levels in the normal range.
When we are under constant stress the adrenal gland’s demand for several vitamins and nutrients that support them increases sharply. Even if you are eating a good diet this will not be enough to support your body during ongoing stress for long periods of time. Eventually the adrenal gland becomes exhausted if it is not properly supported which will eventually lead to a serious breakdown in your health, including the development of diseases like asthma. Those seeking to improve their health and who are looking for relief of asthma symptoms will find these daily supplements help boost and support adrenal function:
Vitamin C – studies show that 1000 to 2000 mg a day is helpful when under stress Vitamin B5 500 mg (pantothenic acid) Vitamin B6 – 50 mg (pyridoxine) Vitamin E – 400 mg from a natural source A good quality Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin D complex A good multivitamin with trace minerals including copper, sulphur, manganese, selenium, zinc, chromium, iodine, cobalt, molybdenum and silicon etc. Phosphatidylserine – 100 mg up to 3 times a day
Taking these natural and simple measures to deal with your stress and heal your adrenal gland will prove to be highly beneficial to your health and overall well being as well as helping to prevent asthma and many other diseases. If you are seeking an immediate and natural treatment for asthma and allergy symptoms you may want to consider the Dramatic Asthma Relief Report.
Susan Millar is a former asthma and allergy sufferer. She is a researcher and the author of The Dramatic Asthma Relief Report, based on extensive research from internationally respected
medical publications about genuinely effective drug-free asthma relief. Please visit her website for more information.