We are all there feeling the pain of long workdays, longer commutes, fast food, raising kids, not enough sleep or exercise. Just generally trying to make ends meet is enough to cause a mild form of stress in even those predisposed to be naturally relaxed. This constant, never ending stress of everyday life can damage your health from heart problems to early aging.
Some people say stress makes them perform better, but science says that’s just not true. Research has consistently shown that stress usually causes a person to make more mistakes and damages their overall health. This is a much deeper problem than simple absentmindedness, stress is a condition that can have major impacts on your life.
6 Dangers of Stress:
- Oral Health- Grinding your teeth is a common response to a stressful situation for some people. Grinding your teeth can cause long term damage to your jaw and teeth leading to periodontal disease.
- Long-term disability- Even mild stress can lead to disabilities serious enough to affect your work and social life. Mild stress has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, mental illness or angina.
- Heart Health- Stress can cause serious physically damage your heart. Stress hormones increase your blood pressure and act as a vasoconstrictor which can cause heart attacks in response to extremely stressful situations, such as natural disasters.
- Weight Gain- Stress eating is definitely a thing. People are more likely to pack on the pounds during periods of high stress because they are likely to consume 40 percent more calories than they normally would.
- Immune system- We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve gotten a cold or the flu when we could least afford it. This is a function of the stressful modern life that puts extra stress on the body and makes the immune system not function as well as it should.
- Disease- Chronic Stress has been linked to illnesses that include cancer, mental illness, and immune system disorders. Some people are predisposed to these diseases, however chronic stress exacerbates the situation by weakening the immune system and allowing disease to take root.
Combating stress isn’t always the easiest thing to do. But you can limit or prevent these health dangers by making some simple choices to combat the stresses of life. Get some more sleep, exercise more, make healthy food choices, stay hydrated and simply cliched ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff.’
Teas For Stress Relief:
- Renovation Tea: Stress— Specially formulated to soothe and ease. Our Stress Relief Tea will ease away the stress, revitalize and promote a healthy sleep cycle.
- Organic Ingredients: Lavender, Oatstraw, Chamomile, Skullcap.
- Renovation Tea: Restful — Our Restful Tea can help promote a good night sleep by combating stress, insomnia and anxiety.
- Organic Ingredients: Valerian, Kava Kava, Chamomile and Passion Flower
- Renovation Tea: Mood Enhancement— Crafted specifically to help alleviate stress, promote relaxation and contentment.
- Organic Ingredients: Rhodiola, St. John’s Wort, Eleuthero and Kava Kava.
Healthy Eats: Grilled Jerk Chicken
- 1 lb. bunch green onions
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped (to taste)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 pieces bone-in chicken drumsticks and thighs
- 1 teaspoon Renovation Tea: Grilling Herbs
- Using a food processor or blender, combine green onions, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, oil, Renovation Tea: Grilling Herbs, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt (to taste), and 2 tablespoons water and blend until smooth.
- Place chicken in a bowl and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Pour marinade over chicken, reserving ¼ cup for later.
- Toss chicken to coat. Place in fridge and leave to marinate for 2-12 hours. Turn once or twice to keep coated.
- Prepare your grill and heat to medium-high.
- Grill chicken until it is charred in spots, about 10 minutes. Turning occasionally.
- Move chicken to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking. 10-15 minutes.
- Brush with remaining marinade until cooked through.
**Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Renovation Tea does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Renovation Tea are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.