Chronic stress is the new way of life. According to the American Psychological Association over 50% of Americans are living with chronic stress. And when you factor in the number of people living with a low-grade stress operating silently in the background, that number is many, many more.
Whether you’re currently among the long term unemployed, have an upside down mortgage, are at a cross roads in your career, having relationship issues, or have this nagging resentment at your neighbor because he leaves the empty trash cans on the curb days after trash pick-up, stress has become your new standard of living and for many, the only way of life.
And it has become the new way of life because your brain has re-wired itself adopting stress as the new standard. Unfortunately we are beginning to see the effects of that rewiring on our health.
What Your Brain Does Under Chronic Stress
Cellular biologists have long understood the physiological, “fight or flight” response from sudden, short-term external threats like coming face to face with a shark, or stepping back from an oncoming car.
The brain’s built-in control and response system regulates the flow of stress hormones from the adrenal glands warning the body’s 50 trillion cells to “run for cover” in the face of this perceived threat, and retreat back to normal once the threat has passed.
Less understood however was the biological impact of exposure to prolonged and persistent threats or “stresses”, like the new normal, day to day stresses mentioned above.
After 40 years of brain research however, we now know that the brain re-wires itself, forming new neurological pathways to accommodate this state of continuous chronic stress—something known as neuroplasticity—a state in which the brain spends more effort directing the cells of the body to protect themselves and less effort doing its primary functions of delivering oxygen and nutrition to the cells for “normal” functioning and starving them.
In the short term this chronic cellular “stress” produce all kinds of system imbalances which manifest themselves is an inability to focus, a lack of concentration, an inability to make clear decisions, declining memory, low energy, insomnia, etc.
The long term impact of these symptoms left undiagnosed and untreated become more serious diagnosable diseases—and among those serious threats, there appears to be an strong independent link between stress and the risk of developing diabetes.
In a study that spanned 35 years, researchers at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) showed that men who reported permanent stress as a part of their lives had a 45% higher risk of developing diabetes compared to men who reported experiencing no stress or only periodic stress.
According to lead researcher Masuma Novak, this study confirmed the importance of preventative measures, including stress reduction, in avoiding diabetes.
How To Know If You’re At Risk
You could be at higher risk than you know due to low-grade chronic stress and anxiety. This is the kind that lurks just below your surface of awareness–the chronic worrying or uneasiness, the vague fears or preoccupations that may come and go without you even knowing and contributes to these symptoms:
- An inability to focus and concentrate
- Attention deficit
- Low energy
- Chronic fatigue
If you’ve been experiencing any one of these low-grade symptoms, there’s a very high probability that chronic stress is at the root cause, and could put you at higher risk for developing chronic diseases, like diabetes.
Why Your Doctor Can’t Tell You What’s Wrong
Most troubling is that if and when you seek medical attention for these symptoms, your doctor, and conventional medicine as a whole, doesn’t “connect the dots” and look far enough below the surface to identify the root cause—which are the system imbalances caused by the cells under stress.
Instead they assign a name (and a billing code) to the symptoms, and then follow a “standard of care” protocol to treat the symptom.
The good news for people living with these chronic, unresolved symptoms who have been everywhere and seen everyone, is the emergence of new technologies—robust, yet simple tools—now available to identify the root cause of these symptoms.
One of these technologies is a home-based evaluation process called The MAP, or The Matrix Assessment Profile.
With a small sample of urine and saliva The MAP’s fluid analyzer—originally developed by a team of bio-engineers at NASA—will peek into your biochemistry and spot the imbalances contributing to these symptoms, right at the root cause, which is something that conventional lab work just doesn’t do.
While The MAP is not a “test” used to diagnose disease, it does identify biochemical “markers”, or imbalances that could lead to less than optimal health in the future. And, you’re able to get real answers to chronic health care concerns that your doctor might not have been able to provide.
With The MAP evaluation process—you can narrow in on and determine what’s really wrong and finally relieve chronic stress, anxiety, low energy, failing memory so you can begin to focus, concentrate and remember like you used to.
Get the full story from Optimal Wellness Labs on how this safe and accurate unique home-based biological evaluation (originally developed by NASA engineers) has been administered to thousands of chronic symptom sufferers worldwide to identify the SOURCE of unresolved cognitive and physiological symptoms.