Today, people are living busier, more stressful lives as they balance careers, family life, relationships and children, leaving little time for self-care. Chronic stress can manifest in many ways, including insomnia, weight gain, skin issues, chronic fatigue, anxiety and/or depression.
At Bronte Wellness Boutique, we offer a holistic approach to managing stress. When the body is under chronic stress, both stress hormones and reproductive hormones can become out of balance. Chronic daily stress places an extra demand on the adrenal glands, which regulate stress hormones, causing an increase in production of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol. This cortisol is produced in large amounts at the expense of the other adrenal hormones and can have a negative impact on progesterone, estrogen and testosterone production, resulting in an overall imbalance and hormonal dysregulation.
We can test adrenal hormones and help patients manage their stress through supportive supplements, balancing acupuncture sessions, as well as lifestyle and dietary changes. In addition we provide psychotherapy and counselling which can help better manage stressful situations so it doesn’t further impact your physical and mental health. Working with a counsellor can you help you identify sources of stress, and create healthy strategies to help you better manage and minimize unwanted symptoms.
It is essential to find ways to maintain balance in our busy lives – we specialize in helping you regain your peace and sense of balance.