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10 Ways Stress Can Affect Physical Health

May 7, 2018

10 Ways Stress Can Affect Physical Health

For some time now it’s been known that stress can have a detrimental impact on the human body. Unfortunately, most people regularly suffer from stress. Apparently seven in ten people in North America regularly deal with significant stress and its physical effects. Stress and anxiety can be seen in many different parts of the body. Being able to identify how stress is affecting your physical health can help you identify the problem and make necessary changes. 1. Headaches For many people, times of stress mean frequent headaches. Experts find that stress often leads to tension headaches, which are caused when muscles in the upper back and neck tense up. The end result can be contracting scalp muscles and painful headaches. Consistent anxiety can also lead to painful migraine headaches, which are tough to get rid of and can last for hours, even days. To reduce tension headaches, in addition to chiropractic treatment, patients can be encouraged to be more active or engage in relaxing activities, such as getting a massage or taking a warm bath.

March 13, 2018

As a professional health care practitioner I get a lot of questions about health. So to give you more information, here are some fundamentals of health where common sense can help you enjoy a healthy and happy life.    

  1. Food.All food is not bad. Fake food is, however, your enemy health-wise. Whether the latest article decries salt, sugar, fat, or meat, they all lead to the same conclusion: Eat real food in moderate proportions, and cook your food yourself as much as you can. If you eat whole foods – fruits, veggies, whole grains, unprocessed, unfrozen, free of preservatives, made by you at home with fresh ingredients – you avoid all of the perils of an excess of anything. The major problem with food in our present-day society is that much of it is so processed. Because processed food tends to be packed with excess calories, salt, or chemicals, it kicks off an inflammatory state in the body, which is not meant to handle super-saturated nutritional bombs. So eat simply and well, most of the time, and help your body out immensely.

March 12, 2018

Joint pain isn’t any fun. Whether it’s an on-and-off achy shoulder or a lingering discomfort in your knee, pain in your joints can cause a great deal of uncertainty and worry. Recurring joint pain may keep you from activities you once enjoyed without limits, and sometimes, depending on the severity of the pain, it can be nerve-wracking to think about the potential of serious underlying issues. That’s not to mention the stress you may experience from considering the realities of different treatment options, the costs of rehabilitation and more. You’re probably aware that there are dozens of reasons why you might be experiencing joint pain. It could be due to an injury, arthritis, or a host of other things. But one of the questions we find people continually asking is, “Can anxiety cause joint pain?” Stress can have a lot of negative effects on your body. And yes, consistent stress in your everyday life can absolutely be a contributing factor to joint pain. Of course, it can be a “chicken or the egg” type of situation – anxiety can be making your joint pain worse, or the existence of joint pain in general could be the source of your anxiety. But stressful situations can both directly and indirectly be linked

January 29, 2018

Gut Brain The gut-brain connection Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected. This is especially true in cases where a person experiences gastrointestinal upset with no obvious physical cause. For such disorders, it is difficult to try to heal a distressed gut without considering the role of stress and emotion.

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence He
Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, Nutrition by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

functional-gastrointestinal-disorders Stress and the functional gastrointestinal disorders Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it becomes easier to understand why you might feel nauseated before giving a presentation, or feel intestinal pain during times of stress. That doesn’t mean, however, that functional gastrointestinal conditions are imagined or “all in your head. Thought can combine with physical factors to cause pain and other bowel symptoms. In other words, stress or depression or other mental factors can affect movement and contractions of the gastrointestinal tract and can make inflammation worse, or perhaps make you more susceptible to infection. In addition, research suggests that some people with functional gastrointestinal disorders perceive pain more acutely than other people do because their brains do not properly regulate pain signals from the gastrointestinal tract. Stress can make the existing pain seem even worse. Based on these observations, you can expect that patients with functional gastrointestinal conditions can improve with treatment that relieves any malfunctions in the brain-gut communication system. .

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

stress Is stress causing your symptoms? Are your stomach problems — such as heartburn, abdominal cramps, or loose stools — related to stress? Watch for these other common symptoms of stress. Treatment of the brain-gut communication system can help you to deal with the stressors in your life, and also ease your digestive discomforts. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 24, 2018

Emotions Are you experiencing emotional symptoms?

  • Crying
  • Overwhelming sense of tension or pressure
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Nervousness
  • Quick temper
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Indecisiveness

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 22, 2018

Behavioural Problems Are you experiencing any of these behavioral symptoms?

  • Procrastination
  • Grinding teeth
  • Difficulty completing work assignments
  • Changes in the amount of alcohol or food you consume
  • Taking up smoking, or smoking more than usual
  • Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others
  • Rumination (frequent talking or brooding about stressful situations)

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, General Wellness by drlawrence
November 28, 2017

Christmas 12 tips

  1. Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, Time Frame). Research shows it takes roughly 30 days to develop a habit. Set the goal and make several small changes to achieve it. Specific – what, when, where. Measurable – how much, how often. Action Oriented, Realistic- set attainable goals so you don’t end up discouraged. Time Frame – set a date to reach certain goals.
  2. Consistency is the key – You are what you repeatedly do. Health and Wellness are not achieved in one event; they are created through good habits and healthy choices the whole year through.
  3. Make an appointment with yourself for activity – Set some time aside for your activity of choice and make it part of your schedule. Twenty to thirty minutes per day, three to four times per week is a good start. Something as simple as a brisk walk after the last meal of the day is a great way to get started. Put it in the day planner.
  4. Enlist an activity buddy – Have a friend, family member or partner join you in your venture. Working with people who share common goals will give you the added boost when you need it the most.
  5. Grocery shop only after having a good mea l- You will

October 20, 2017

bodys ability to heal Join Dr. Lawrence to gain an understanding of where symptoms are coming from, how to take control of it and the effects it has on your body. The workshops are interactive where people can participate and address their own symptoms. Bring a friend, neighbour or loved one and show them how they can benefit from care Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic. Call 519-746-4144 or email info@drblawrence.com to reserve your spot…its free information that will help treat the cause not just the symptom.