If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never thought about learning how to breathe. After all, our body does it automatically from the moment we’re born and the doctor slaps us on the back. But as we grow up, stress causes us to fall into a pattern of superficial, shallow breathing and our body gets starved for oxygen. A lack of sufficient oxygen can contribute to many health problems, including heart disease, sleep disorders, lack of concentration and fatigue, to name a few.
For many, the road to health can seem overwhelming. We usually know what we need to do – eat a healthier diet, drink more water, exercise more often – but we lack the energy or motivation to make those day-to-day changes in our lifestyle.
Even people who are very disciplined in some aspect of their life may lack discipline in crucial areas relating to their health. Often, this has to do with the underlying and unaddressed fears that we carry around every day. When we feel fear, we often compensate by eating comfort food, zoning out by watching TV, or self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs.
Stress, Fatigue and your Body The alarm sounds, you hit snooze, grunt, and finally stumble out of bed, desperately fumbling to turn on the coffee maker. Once caffeinated, you get yourself and/or your kids ready, pack the car, get into traffic. Work is stressful, then your back in traffic, getting kids to activities, rushing to…
“I have been taking a variety of medications for heartburn and yet it has not resolved the condition. Will I need to take them forever?”
The problem with treating heartburn symptoms like yours with OTC or prescription medicines is that you are chasing symptoms rather than finding the cause of the problem.
If we were to break it down and look for cause, often the answer could be found in relation to what was being consumed or in many cases what is lacking in the diet.