Stress can Cause Health Problems

Stress can Cause Health Problems


Stress can be wrapped in many different packages such as in a job, marriage problems, injury, financial worries, children, pain in the body, an illness, pollution, nutritional imbalance, or the death of a friend or family member.

Stress Causes Health Problems

Too much stress can cause many health problems over time.  Stress can affect the bones, muscles, heart, mood, energy, immune system, blood sugar, sleep, thyroid, and even a person’s memory. Research has shown that stress contributes to 80 percent of major illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, mental disorders, digestive conditions (ulcers, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome), injuries, headaches, nervous system diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, cancers, skin disorders, arthritis, and many kinds of infections and illnesses.

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress is known to cause some people to eat food when they are not hungry.  For many people, food can act as a form of comfort. Stress can cause the body to release cortisol in the body which can cause extra fat to be stored in the abdominal region.  Studies show that this kind of “stress fat” can be hard to lose no matter how much the person exercises or how healthy they eat because they have not addressed the root cause of the stress.

Stress Reduction

Studies show that there are many ways to reduce stress which can help to reverse the 80 percent of illnesses (mentioned above) caused by stress.    Exercise, eating more fruits and vegetables, and eating less processed sugar has been shown to decrease stress hormones in the body as well as rest, relaxation, and sleep.  Some people find that listening to music, a warm or hot bath, massage, or just deep breathing can all help to decrease stress which can improve the health of the human body.


AIM’s Composure is a combination of eight different herbs and extracts that helps to increase relaxation, reduce stress, and improve sleep. Alfalfa benefits the stomach and blood.  Irish Moss benefits the lungs, kidneys, and skin. Marshmallow Root benefits the intestines, kidneys, and bladder and has a calming effect on the body.  Oatstraw benefits the nerves, uterus, stomach, and lungs and is known to help with depression and a natural relaxant.  Passionflower benefits the nerves and circulation and is known to help with hyperactivity, insomnia, Parkinson’s disease, and nervous tension.  Shavegrass (Horsetail grass) benefits the kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs. Slippery Elm Bark benefits the whole body and neutralizes stomach acids, improves the adrenal glands and respiratory system, and helps to heals burns, wounds, and poison ivy.  Yucca benefits the blood and helps to reduce inflammation and pain in joints.

 AIM’s Mag-nificence Cell Wellness Restorer is a natural bath additive that brings people the benefits of mineral spas.  More than 5,000 years ago, the Greeks and Romans used natural mineral water for the treatments of diseases.  It is beneficial for healthy cells, increases energy, improves sleep, reduces stress, reduces joint and muscular aches, pains, and swelling, relieves sunburn, relieves insect bites, softens skin, and supports magnesium and DHEA levels. Cell Wellness Restorer is desalinated seawater that has undergone processing to concentrate minerals that are essential for the functioning of the cells in the body.  The CWR may be rubbed directly on the skin, added to bath water, or soak the feet in it.

It is almost impossible for people to live in the world today and not experience some form of stress.  It is important for people to try and find different ways to relax and de-stress their body to improve their health and enjoy a good quality of life.

***This information was taken from my book, Fibromyalgia and Fatigue:  A Recipe for Feeling Fit and Healthy.  For more information see  For more information on the products, see