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Why See a Naturopath for Stress?

By November 10, 2014March 16th, 2023Blogs

Have you ever considered seeing a naturopath for stress? Find out how we can help with stress – naturally!

The fact is that everyone encounters stress in their life.

There is no way to completely cut stress out of our lives, however there are some strategies and techniques that we can use to help reduce stress to lessen the negative impact on our health and wellbeing.

What is Stress?

Stress is a physical, emotional or mental strain or tension that we feel when we face demanding circumstances.

Some types of stress actually have a positive impact upon us – like keeping us motivated or excited. Health professionals know this as “eustress”, whereas the stress that has a negative impact upon us – like causing anxiety or upset – is called “distress”.

When discussing stress, we’re generally referring to “distress”.

Stress can be caused by a multitude of different factors in our lives, such as job, family, money, kids, and relationship problems.

Now that we know what stress is, let’s look at the causes more in depth.

Causes of Stress

Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for work-related stress:

  • Unrealistic deadlines
  • Not being happy with your job
  • Working overtime
  • Too much to do, not enough time to do it
  • Working in dangerous surroundings
  • Not having good management
  • Unclear expectations for your duties
  • Harassment and discriminatory practices in the workplace
  • Feeling insecure about your job
  • Feeling unappreciated.

In your personal life, stress may build up due to:

  • Death or sickness of a loved one
  • Losing a job
  • Finances
  • Too many bills
  • Getting divorced
  • Getting married
  • Moving to a new location
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Emotional problems
  • Traumatic events
  • Caring for someone who is elderly or has disabilities.

These are the most basic causes of stress, however there are never-ending causes of stress that can interfere in our daily lives, from noisy neighbours to issues with our in-laws!

Knowing what events and factors can cause stress in your life is important as it will help you get a better understanding of how to manage it.

Unfortunately, there is no miracle cure for stress – but there are strategies, techniques and natural therapies that can help you reduce its impact on your wellbeing.

Reducing Stress at Work

Here are some tips to help if work is causing you to suffer from stress:

  • Limit interruptions that take up too much of your time, especially when you have important deadlines to meet.
  • Let your other coworkers know when you don’t need to be interrupted. Send out an email to other coworkers letting them know that you need to be undisturbed for a certain time period. Alternatively, you could let them know that when you are wearing earphones you don’t want to be disturbed.
  • Instead of responding to emails as soon as they come in, set an automatic response to let others know you are busy during this time period.

You can help build your ability to better cope with stress through daily habits, such as:

  • Getting enough sleep. This is really important and most of us don’t realise just how important it is! Not getting enough sleep at night will automatically get your day off to the wrong start, leaving your feeling drained and with zero energy.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Most of us are guilty of skipping breakfast, or eating an unhealthy option. Make sure you set yourself enough time in the morning to eat a nutritious breakfast, look for whole grains and protein as your priorities. You need the energy from breakfast to help your get through the day!
  • Practice deep breathing techniques and meditation. These techniques can be a life saver when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Take at least 10 minutes to just relax and let your mind wander; you don’t believe the difference this can actually make.

Naturopath for Stress

Have you ever considered seeing a naturopath for stress?

Our award-winning naturopath can help by:

  • Testing for possible underlying issues which may be exacerbating your body’s stress response. These may include poor gut health, MTHFR defect, excess heavy metals or low mineral levels in your body, and myriad other conditions.
  • Ensuring that you are eating a diet that nourishes YOUR body, as we all have different needs.
  • Tailoring a treatment plan which may include herbal treatments and natural preparations such as korean ginseng, magnesium, B vitamins or similar.
  • Providing Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) therapy


Call the Clinic, Now, On (07) 3823 3103 to book and appointment with Tony the Naturopath for stress, anxiety and depression.

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