In our busy lifestyles everyone is affected by stress to varying degrees. Stress can be positive or negative. Short term or acute stress can help you complete a project for a deadline but long-term or chronic stress can deplete your body of nutrients and leave you susceptible to illness and fatigue. There are many causes of stress ‘- from personal, to relationship, to work, to children, to financial. We cannot avoid all stress but how we handle the stress can contribute to our health or lack of it. Symptoms of stress can include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate, headaches, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and fatigue. Management of stress is imperative. At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we can help provide nutritional support and strategies so that you can have the ability to cope with the stressful situations.