On this week’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, Dr. Shea & Rachel are chatting all about the big “S” word, stress. Stress is anything that is perceived by your nervous system as a threat. Dr. Shea and Rachel define the different types of stress including physical, emotional, environmental, and chemical stressors and discuss the health impacts on the body. When our bodies are in a state of chronic stress, immune system functioning is compromised, insulin resistance increases, hormones become imbalanced and inflammation in the body increases. Long-term, prolonged stress can lead you down a path of illness and disease such as cancer, stroke, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis & more. On this episode, Dr. Shea and Rachel provide guidance and resources so you can assess your stressors more objectively, manage your perceptions around stress and take back control of your health.