Stress is an unavoidable part of modern day life; it can however negatively affect your health. Both acute and long term stress can lead to anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, brain fog and difficulty concentrating. Chronic unrelenting stress, which underlies most health issues, can alter our body’s chemistry, affect hormone balance, and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Lab testing can help to identify nutrient deficiencies, neurotransmitter imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, and low thyroid and adrenal gland function. Stress and anxiety are best treated with a combination of therapies such as nutrition, nutrient therapies (which may include IV therapy), herbal medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling which help to strengthen your body’s resilience to stress.