Join us for our monthly health talks with Dr. Waters! Each month he will provide information on a new health topic. Inquire at the front desk for more information and to reserve your spot as space is limited.
March Wellness Workshop: Fight or Flight Fix on March 23rd at 6:15pm
What do these symptoms have in common:
- Weight gain
- Digestive issues
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory and concentration challenges (brain fog)
- Heart disease
According to the Mayo Clinic, these are common symptoms related to chronic fight or flight responses. Chronic fight or flight means the body’s automatic stress response is being triggered all the time – everyday - even when there is no eminent danger such as a wild bear chasing you. Worries are worries and we all have them, but your nervous system cannot always differentiate between eminent danger (bear chasing you) and day to day stress (getting to work on time) and believe it or not, it can get stuck in the “on” position. Your sympathetic nervous system is the master controller of this fight or flight. And you might be surprised to learn that the nerves that make up the sympathetic nervous system originate in your thoracic spine (the mid back area).
During this wellness workshop, we will cover:
- How the fight or flight response works and why we have it
- The role neurotransmitters play in fight or flight
- Recognizing a fight or flight response
- How I can help
- What nutritional supplements can help
- What you can do to reduce fight or flight
The fight or flight response is very important. We need it and want it. Especially when that bear is chasing us. But what we need to be careful of and work toward correcting is the inappropriate fight or flight response that won’t turn off. I have seen a sharp increase in patients experiencing nervous system challenges over the past 11 months with increased levels of anxiety, stress and depression so I look forward to sharing this class with you.
Our Wellness Workshops are free and fun, and we encourage you to invite your family and friends to join in. Space is limited in the office, so we ask that you please RSVP with our Front Desk by calling (949) 586-2731 or by replying to this email. This class will be offered “live” at Waters Family Wellness as well as on Zoom.