Conventional Stress Tests
When you think about a stress test, you probably envision a trip to the doctor, being hooked up with a couple of wires, a blood pressure cuff, and an insane speed and incline on a treadmill. If you are lucky, you don’t have a heart attack during the test or walking across the parking lot to you car! You passed!
You can also have a nuclear stress test that doesn’t involve the physical stress of the treadmill but is chemically induced. Either way, these are common stress tests conducted by medical professionals.
Questionnaires are also used. However, attempting to assess how stressed you are through a variety of questions could be misleading and inaccurate. As you may or may not realize, you tend to adapt to your stressors and simply forget what may be actually stressing you or to what degree.
A symptomatic stress test is also common. As for symptoms, one could easily surmise that almost all symptoms, in one way or another, could be associated with stress. For example, one person may suffer a neck ache while another may manifest a stress-induced heart attack!
A Stress Test using nutritional analysis?
So, how is it possible for a hair tissue mineral analysis to be associated with a stress test? A hair tissue mineral analysis, when used as a stress test or indicator, can reveal a wealth of information about your stage of stress.
As seen in Stress and Nutrition, each stage of stress places specific demands on your essential mineral levels. Certain minerals become excessive and others become deficient. Throughout each stage of stress and depending on duration, minerals as well as other essential nutrients become more imbalanced.
In addition, toxic elements can create internal stressors throughout the mind and body. Toxic elements interfere with nutritional elements and are associated with a myriad of symptoms and diseases that create internal stressors.
The graphic results on the right indicate an acute stress reaction or the alarm stage of stress. As you can see, several nutritional elements in the blue section are imbalanced.
The analysis also reveals the presence of several toxic elements in the red section. The presence of toxic elements are burdensome toward and interfere with the metabolic functions of nutritional elements. As such, toxic elements can either be the cause of a stress response or contribute toward any stress reaction.
Stress evokes an individual response.
Because you respond differently to different stressors (General Adaptation Syndrom – the nonspecific response of the body to any demand) you may not realize what is transpiring on the inside. However, your nutritional biochemistry changes during the different stages of stress whether you realize it or not.
Simply put, a hair tissue mineral analysis is a useful tool when used as a stress test to reveal mineral imbalances caused by stress. In addition, your hair tissue mineral analysis can provide important nutritional information beneficial to your stress management program. Why? Because the body does not lie!
Are you curious about your current level of stress?
Unfortunately, the damaging effects of stress and nutrition are extremely underestimated in our society. A hair analysis is a tool you can use to see how stress is affecting your nutritional biochemistry. However, a hair analysis is not a substitute for any other medically advised stress test.
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Additional pages you may find interesting:
- Alarm Stage of Stress
- Resistance Stage of Stress
- Chronic Resistance Stage of Stress
- Exhaustion Stage of Stress
- Recovery Stage of Stress
- Stress Management
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