Stress takes its toll on our bodies, and this includes our immune systems.
When we experience CONSTANT stress in our lives, this state of existence puts pressure on our immune system, which needs to work overtime to try to keep us healthy.
And of course, when the immune system gives out under this pressure, we may frequently experience minor illness.
It is important to not only reduce stress in our lives, but to nurture and care for our immune systems so that we can stay healthy.
Constant stress in our lives causes excessive levels of CORTISOL to be released into our systems. Cortisol is a hormone that is responsible for helping us to survive in serious emergencies where our fight or flight responses are needed for survival.
When the relevant part of our brain recognizes a threat, it sends a message to another part of the brain. The end result of this process is the release of a flood of cortisol into our systems.
In true fight or flight situations, this is very helpful because cortisol is responsible for slowing bodily functions that are not immediately necessary for survival (this includes the immune system) while at the same time increasing pain tolerance, fluid balance, and heightened blood pressure for optimal performance in the face of a true emergency.
So cortisol is a very helpful and necessary hormone for our survival, but in situations where stress is prolonged or unresolved and this hormone is continually released, it can suppress and weaken the immune system for long periods of time, which leads to frequent occurrences of illness.
It is important therefore to not only reduce the levels of cortisol in our systems, but to also reduce the stress in our lives to prevent its recurring release into our systems so that we may stay healthy.
One natural product on the market today that has been shown to balance cortisol is the TrimShake.
TrimShake includes Ashwagunda root, which research has shown to help manage cortisol—the stress hormone associated with fat storage in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. TrimShake also includes a special protein extract from natural food sources that supports an increased feeling of satiety.
• Provides a convenient low-fat, low-sodium, low-calorie, sugar-free, lean alternative that is a good source of fiber for individuals trying to lose fat or maintain a lean body composition through calorie reduction and exercise.
• Helps manage the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with the accumulation of fat, particularly around the stomach, hips, and thighs.
• May help control stress-induced appetite, overeating, and carbohydrate cravings.
• May help support blood sugar levels already in the normal range and enhance energy levels while helping to alleviate fatigue commonly associated with dieting and exercise.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Blend one scoop of shake mix in 1/2 cup of almond, rice, or soy milk, or water, until smooth and creamy. Also blends well with fruits and vegetables. For unique flavor options, blend one drop of your favorite Essential Oil in your shake. Serve chilled.
QUESTION – WHICH ESSENTIAL OIL WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ADD TO YOUR TRIMSHAKE?
C. WILD ORANGE