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Know The Signs of Stress

We all are over stressed at various times in our lives.  Day to day demands and responsibilities can sometimes get away from us, and before we know it, we are both physically and emotionally stressed.  Stress is hard on your system, so knowing when it’s time to do something about it is crucial.  It’s very easy to continue struggling, and maybe even harder to recognize it’s time to do something about it.

There are several common signs of stress that we may not even notice.  They just become part of the “crap” we are having to deal with.  But if you put them together, noticing that there are multiple things going on, chances are, you are over stressed.  

Here is what to watch for.

Headaches:  Probably the most common.  A stress headache often starts in the back of the neck when you become tense.  Having that continual dull ache or escalated throbbing is a sure sign to take note of it’s cause.

Chronic Pain:  It is believed that the stress hormone cortisol is associated with chronic pain.  When you are stressed, you tend to clench, or tighten your muscles, inflammation occurs, and the cycle continues with being stressed because of the pain, or pain because of the stress.

Acne:  When you are stressed, you tend to touch your face more often, which can cause the spread of bacteria, causing acne.  Think about being exhausted & stressed, sitting at your computer, and your head is supported by your hand resting on your chin.  There it begins.

Commonly Getting a Cold or Flu:  A stressed body and immune system is an open door to disease, bacteria and infection.  If you are having a hard time staying healthy and always feeing sick, consider stress as the cause.

Chronic Fatigue & Insomnia:  Tossing and turning at night?  Your brain won’t shut down thinking of all the tasks ahead of you, or behind that you didn’t finish.  Now you can’t sleep, right?  Now the insomnia and fatigue is making you stressed, again that circle of “was I stressed first, or is the fatigue making me stressed?”  Both are.

Rapid Heartbeat:  Next time you are faced with a stressful task, notice your heartbeat.  An increased heart rate is often associated with stress and anxiety.

Additional signs of stress include digestive issues, decreased libido, appetite changes and depression.  Bottom line, none of these symptoms of stress are healthy.  They are all taking a toll on you, and the more symptoms you have, the weaker you become.

Watch for these signs, be aware of what your body is telling you, and most importantly, you need to find a daily routine that helps you fight stress.  Eat healthy- which also means don’t eat unhealthy, try to incorporate some slow deep breathing into moments of pause throughout the day, stretch or do yoga, and surround yourself with positive affirmations and people.

If you feel your body and mind is stressed, you may want to start taking the dietary supplement CBD.  CBD is short for canniboidal, but it’s not marijuana with THC for the high.  CBD instead is the healing property of the whole hemp plant that works on both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your brain and nervous and immune system.  

So here is what everyone is talking about.

There is great stress relief by using pure CBD Hemp Oil, and it is so broad that it is often used for PTSD, chronic pain and inflammation, stress, anxiety, bipolar, depression, insomnia, arthritis as well as many other conditions.  Matt, user of Medicinal Essentials pure CBD oil said, “ According to my ‘Fitbit’, my heart has averaged around 74 BPM. After two days of CBD oil, that rate has fallen to around 60 BPM. I do feel less anxiety already and my focus has improved. I think this is quite an amazing product.”  If you want to experience this for yourself, you can find it at


Healing by nature and a healthy lifestyle are paramount to your well being.  Start today, restart again tomorrow and the next day, make it a goal until it just becomes a natural lifestyle.


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