Naturopathic Mental Health Toronto
Stress is an unavoidable part of life and can negatively affect your health in many ways. Initially, stress can make it difficult for you to enjoy healthy emotional balance, concentration, and restful sleep. Stress also challenges your ability to maintain healthy digestive, cardiovascular, reproductive, and immune system health. Chronic unremitting stress is a very real problem that causes changes in the body’s chemistry, altering the balance of hormones in ways that impacts your entire health and wellbeing.
Stress Management: Dr. Guthrie prescribes naturopathic care protocols to improve your coping skills, increase your tolerance to stress and help you regain a sense of calm, clarity, balance and joy in everyday living.
You may also be a candidate for our Stress Management Program.
Occasional worry and situational anxiety is a normal human experience, but for some people anxiety persistently interferes with daily activities such as work, school or sleep. This type of anxiety can disrupt relationships and enjoyment of life, and over time it can lead to health concerns and other problems.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is diagnosed in people with excessive worry and anxiety, which the person finds difficult to control. Other anxiety disorders — such as social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — have more-specific triggers and symptoms. Other people may experience milder forms of anxiety that aren’t diagnosed as a true anxiety disorder, but that still negatively affect quality of life.