What is Stress?

Stress can be defined as physical or mental tension that can result from a variety of factors. It is very difficult for standard medicine to define stress because stress effects people differently. Not all Stress is Bad…In fact some Stress is Good. A certain level of stress is needed for us to perform at our optimal capacity. Increased stress typically increases productivity…up to a certain point… After this point things begin to deteriorate rapidly…This is the level where stress becomes harmful. Once the stress in your life reaches the point where it becomes destructive to your body, you may find yourself experiencing certain symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Weight gain / weight loss
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Inability to handle stress can lead to serious conditions such as: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or death.

Why the Saliva Test?

Saliva testing allows us to measure how your body is handling stress. Saliva testing measures your stress hormone called cortisol. Your cortisol follows a natural rhythm. It is highest in the morning and lowest in the evening. Any alterations in this rhythm will cause problems with sleep, energy, and other health conditions. Saliva testing is a very effective way at measuring your cortisol level at 4 points throughout the day. Using the results from your saliva test we at One Wellness Place will customize a vitamin and mineral regimen designed specifically for you that will help you Look Better…Feel Better…Be Better.