It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it also can be the most stressful time of year. Here comes family stress, the stress of travel, security lines, traffic, and increased financial burden. We all have experienced the effects of this stress in our own bodies.
The stress response is an innate normal response that is triggered when the brain perceives a stressor (external or internal) and responds by releasing certain chemicals and hormones necessary to help us "fight" the danger or "flee" from it. It was designed to trigger only when needed for survival. Unfortunately during this holiday stress time, the "fight or flee" response is repeatedly triggered. And it can contribute to the development of chronically elevated cortisol levels; or in some people it can cause cortisol levels to drop which serves to develop adrenal exhaustion.
Thankfully, there are some vitamins, nutrients, and anti-oxidants like B vitamins, magnesium, and glutathione (to name a few) that can help by balancing the nervous system and nourishing the stress response. Utilizing these nutrients can help to improve the quality of life for those under chronic holiday stress.
One of the most efficient ways to deliver these essential stress support nutrients into the body is to bypass the digestive process and deliver them directly into the blood stream through intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection therapy. If you live in the Los Angeles area, I encourage you to call my office to learn more about the vitamin injection "Happy Hours" that we will be offering during the Holidays. We have an injection formula specifically designed to help support adrenal function and stress response.
Call (424-259-3797) to learn more about the special Holiday happy hour prices!
*If you think you are experiencing the negative effects of stress I recommended seeing a licensed naturopathic doctor like myself or functional medicine provider who can take a comprehensive intake, order appropriate tests, and create an individualized treatment plan for you.
Dr. Joy Bozzo is a licensed naturopathic doctor, wife, and mother practicing comprehensive and holistic medicine in Santa Monica. Dr. Bozzo sees a broad range of conditions but specializes in autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, and adrenal and thyroid support. Optimizing health through natural treatments, Dr. Bozzo strives to uncover and reverse the causes of chronic illness.