The cells in everyone's body has power houses called MITOCHONDRIA.
They are what burns the food to keep us alive and moving. Ever wonder why after prolonged stress people feel fatigued? Chronic elevations of stress hormones are toxic to mitochondria.
The mitochondria basically "commit suicide." This leaves you with less available energy.
It is important to find ways to handle stress. Go for a walk, talk to a friend,meditate, do deep breathing, exercise,do yoga, get lost in something you enjoy. Depending on the level of stress you may need help medically with supplements or in severe cases medications. Speak to your doctor about this. There is no need to suffer.
This week Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland's book The Disease Delusion has come out. I recommend this book to all my patients, family and colleagues. He talks about the interaction between our genes and the environment that we put ourselves in. We may have a genetic predisposition to disease; but we can modify it by lifestyle choices. What we eat, think,believe, feel and do determine what genes are expressed. He says, and I agree that the epidemic of chronic diseases; diabetes, heart disease, arthritis autoimmune diseases need different approaches than acute illnesses where drugs can be curative. Chronic diseases are an interaction of many factors and are different for different people. The type of medicine he describes is truly individualized care.