Horseman’s Health: Are you stuck in stress?

Do you ever wonder why you can’t get to sleep at night or why you feel so full after even a small meal? Do you sometimes feel jumpy for no reason or have trouble focusing? Do small aggravations affect you more than they should? Are your stress hormones out of control? Are you stuck in stress all the time?

If you answered yes to several of these questions you may have an imbalance in your autonomic nervous system.  The autonomic nervous system has 2 modes, sympathetic which is the fight or flight reflex or parasympathetic which is relaxation. Even though we don’t have to run for our lives or fend off hungry wolves, our nervous system is still geared for when these kinds of things did happen.

Back in our caveman days if we had to flee or fight to survive we released major stress hormones into our blood when we were threatened. Assuming you were fast or strong you survived and the stress hormone levels in your blood were used up during the physical activity. When the fight or flight chemicals cleared our of the blood a person could relax and go have a nice meal of get a good nights sleep.

Our lives now are different. We don’t have as many life threatening events but we have many small shocks such as losing a job, dealing with a teenager, wrecking the car or finding out we need a new roof on the house. Each time we get a stress the body releases stress hormones and if the stresses come close enough together then the chemical levels never drop down to normal so the body can’t shift into relaxation. We call this stuck in stress!

Don’t get too worried, stuck in stress is common in todays fast paced world. Luckily there is a gentle, herbal formula that can help the body shift into the relaxation mode. Eleviv is not a tranquilizer or sedative but simply helps the body bring the level of stress hormones back down. When stress hormones are high the body can’t properly digest food or enjoy deep sleep. As the stress hormones come back down, digestion and sleep can happen again. Two to six Eleviv a day will balance the stress hormones. All very naturally. Madalyn

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