Sources of Stress

Sources of Stress

We are reprinting the following list of possible sources of chronic stress, or stressors, as it was provided to author Dr. Lori A. Parker by BioHealth Diagnostics. Although it cannot be considered a complete list, it does show that many environmental and dietary factors, infections and chemicals are in and of themselves sources of chronic physiological stress, along with the more traditional sources, such as accidents, injuries or surgeries.

As well as being a source of trauma, a case could easily be made to show that the items on this list could also be seen as symptoms of trauma or, in other words, the result of a malfunctioning stress control mechanism.

In plain terms, the list’s items could be what’s actually causing the stress as well as being manifestations of what prolonged stress has done to the body.

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Overwork
  • Excessive exercise
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Low blood sugar
  • Surgery
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Inflammation
  • Temperature extremes
  • Toxic exposures
  • Infections (chronic/acute)
  • Chemicals
  • Heavy metals
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Radiation
  • Poor diet
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Sucrose intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • Inhalant allergies
  • Molds
  • Noise pollution
  • Mal-digestion
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Traumas: mental, emotional or physical

For more information on Dr. Lori A. Parker and her books, including the source of this information Shock Trauma, Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction & Autoimmune Syndromes: What’s the Connection?, please click here.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help restore balance to your stress control mechanism, please call for a free 15-minute consultation. Please call 949-400-5951.