Fall Into Autumn Stress-Free

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Wellness

Destressing Techniques And An Explanation Of Functional Medicine

How To Reduce Stress

Did you know when you have excessive amounts of stress it activates your body’s sympathetic nervous system? The sympathetic nervous system is the precursor for the body’s fight or flight response. Adversely, the parasympathetic nervous system restores the body to a calm and relaxed state.

During stressful times, it is important to take action and activate the parasympathetic nervous system response in the body.

Ways to relax the body (activate the parasympathetic nervous system) include:

  • Power naps
  • Eating healthy food
  • Practice mindfulness (being fully present in the moment)
  • Watch something funny
  • Exercise

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What Is Functional Medicine?

A comparison of functional and conventional medicine.

Here at Freedom Healthcare we are certified in conventional medicine and specialize in functional medicine. Both of these medicine practices are critical to improve health, longevity and overall wellness.

Conventional and functional medicine have key differences to be aware of (see the information below).

Conventional medicine:

  • Responsive to disease 
  • Treats the symptoms of disease
  • Maintains health
  • Uses synthetic medications
  • Prolongs life

Functional medicine:

  • Preventative
  • Focuses on the cause of disease
  • Restores health
  • Uses natural medications
  • Prolongs wellness

This is part of a video series by Freedom Healthcare’s Dr. Jeffery S. Nelson.

If you would like to prevent illness and live well, book an appointment with one of our incredible providers at Freedom Healthcare by clicking the link below.

This video is part of a series of health tips and information with Utah’s Wellness Doctor, Jeffery S. Nelson!



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