Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Stress and Insomnia

Stress is a natural human emotion that affects everyone at some point in their lives. In truth, the human body is built to recognise and respond to stress. Your body develops physical and mental responses in response to changes or difficulties (stressors). That's what stress is. Your body's stress responses assist it in adapting to new surroundings. Stress can be beneficial in that it keeps us attentive, motivated, and prepared to avoid danger. A stress reaction, for example, may help your body work harder and stay awake longer if you have an important test coming up. When stressors persist without reprieve or moments of relaxation, it becomes a problem.

Adrenal Fatigue and Stress

Fatigue is one of the biggest reasons people come to see us as naturopaths. The problem is, fatigue is seen as a “non-descriptive” complaint that so many people present to their doctors with. It is easy to dismiss the tired...

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Fatigue Syndrome

We're all exhausted sometimes. The reasons are typically clear: Too many late nights, too much work, a baby keeping you awake But prolonged weariness or exhaustion is not normal. I've found stress to be a key feature of fatigue. Learn...

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Adrenal Fatigue

Although you may be familiar with the term adrenal exhaustion, it should be noted that this is not the technically correct term to describe how it is typically applied in clinical practice.The concept of adrenal exhaustion is that when we...

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Eating For Fatigue

The Fatigue Diet is a specialised diet in that it focuses on specific foods to improve one's ability to deal with the effects of stress. Your adrenal glands are responsible for the production of hormones which assist your body in...

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What exactly is burnout? Stress that is both extreme and chronic can lead to a condition known as burnout, which is characterised by mental, bodily, and emotional weariness. It manifests itself when you experience feelings of being overburdened, emotionally exhausted,...

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How To DE-Stress

During these stressful times, it is vitally important that you look after your health and the health of those around you. Stress intensifies the demands on your body, and it consumes nutrients faster than food, toxic by-products rapidly build up,...

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