Trauma, or even prolonged stress, wreaks havoc on our bodies in so many ways. However, there are some easy, feel-good tips that can help support our bodies during these hard times.
During chronic stress our bodies have trouble regulating the stress hormone, cortisol. Because cortisol has a large influence on blood sugar, we lose the ability to appropriately regulate blood sugar as well.
For some, this can result in a spike of blood sugar, and therefore a boost of energy, which is then followed by an extreme low. For others, blood sugar is extremely low in the morning, which results in fatigue and depression. In the evening, however, they feel more energetic and cannot easily fall asleep.
If this is you, it is so important to see a healthcare provider who can help get to the root cause of the problem.
That being said, here are some tips for home care that you can do as well.