What is the Exhaustion Stage of Stress?
The exhaustion stage of stress is the point when your mind and body, through an innate wisdom, shuts down any unnecessary energy expenditure in a last attempt to survive. It is an innate animal instinct for survival. The exhaustion stage further reduces your ability to fight infections or diseases you may have experienced during the chronic resistance stage of stress.
The exhaustion stage of stress is often labeled as “burnout.” Your energy producing glands such as the thyroid and adrenals are no longer capable of sustaining an unnatural source of energy. Unnatural energy, in this context, is your continual dependency on the stimulatory sympathetic neuroendocrine system as your primary source of energy – primarily adrenaline.
By this stage, your metabolism is extremely slow. Your digestive tract is compromised (stomach pH, microflora, and so on) and this interferes with the ability to breakdown and absorb nutrients. This normally results in various stages of malnutrition. Your immune systems (humoral and cellular) are compromised which makes you more prone to a wide variety of mental and/or physical manifestations. See Beyond Symptoms.
The exhaustion stage may require years for recovery.
Hair Analysis and the Exhaustion Stage of Stress
The exhaustion stage of stress is revealed on a hair analysis in several ways.
Here again, it is important to consider many patterns revealed on the results for proper interpretation. One of the most telltale indicators is an excess or deficiency of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorous. These are macro elements and often labeled as electrolytes. All of these elements can be either excessive (four highs) or deficient (four lows).
Additional indicators include a low sodium/potassium ratio (vitality ratio), a low sodium/magnesium ratio (adrenal indicator), and a high calcium/potassium (thyroid indicator).
The exhaustion stage of stress has compromised the intimate relationships between all essential nutrients including minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids.
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Follow the Gazelle!
Our gazelle has had a long and trying experience with this infection. Nutritional resources are close to depletion and energy levels are low. Our gazelle is now conserving, by instinct, the last energy reserves in a final attempt for recovery. This includes lots of rest to help the healing process. Due to a lack of energy, minimum effort is available to replenish much needed nutrition to assist the healing process. Will our gazelle reach the recovery stage of stress?
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