The Pandemic Impact on Resilience
Building resilience is pivotal to cope with the ongoing stress of pandemics. Psychobiological resilience can be defined as the adaptive maintenance of physiological and mental health in the face of stress and adversity. Prolonged stress has an impact on your thyroid, adrenals, reproductive system, suppresses immunity and nervous system. There is a rise in depression, anxiety, emotional distress, and insomnia.
The initial coping stage body’s response to stress is:
anxiety, irritability, panic attacks
Weight gain, insulin resistance, hormonal issues
Skin complaints (easy bruising, skin thinning, slow would healing, acne
Muscle weakness, weak connective tissue, decreased body density
Depression, cognitive dysfunction, poor memory
Higher blood pressure
Headaches, frequent urination, visual problems
As the stress continues, the body’s response is moving into the underactive – chronic maladaptive response. Then the following symptoms will develop:
Aches and pain ( esp. morning)
Dark circles under eyes
Poor thyroid function
Poor memory/cognitive impairment
Low blood pressure
Sleep disturbance ( want to sleep all the time)
Craving for salty foods
It is important to recognize the early signs of distress and do something about it like make some changes in your life, see a naturopath, a counselor, a healer, or a psychologist.
Covid coping strategies
With the Covid 19 lockdown in the NSW extended until the end of August a few tips to lift up your Spirit:
1. Go for a long walk in Nature if you can
2. Get vitamin D from the sunlight
3. Do something kind for a stranger
4. Smile and laugh often
5. Be grateful for what you already have
6. Minimise exposure to EMF
7. Talk to a trusted friend
8. Stay grounded and hydrated
9. Get a pet
10. Find a hobby
11. Join a local community group of likeminded people
12. If you cannot find a Group you resonate with, create one
13. Avoid and deal with bullies and psychopaths*
*David Gillespie has written books ” Taming Toxic People” and “Brain Reset” where he described psychopaths. They are people who lack completely empathy, act against the best interest of the community, and only care about themselves. In summary, their trails are: charming, self-obsessed, fluent liar, emotionally manipulative, completely lacking in remorse or guilt, emotional shallowness and callousness, no responsibilities for their actions, impulsive, parasitic, fearless, highly controlling, vindictive, aggressive, and intimidating.
David also states that the are a lot of psychopaths out there: male and female. If your partner, boss, parent, neighbour, child or someone in your local voluntary community group is a psychopath, you are likely experiencing a lot of stress.
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Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker and the founder & practitioner at the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and www.healingremedies.com.au in Sydney.
Danuta specialises in Allergies, Anti-Aging, Auto-Immune Conditions, Cardiovascular Conditions, Female Reproductive, Menopause, Mould Toxicity, Skin Conditions, Stress and Insomnia and Thyroid Dysfunction.
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