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Stress is something we all feel although each person’s stress levels will be different due to individual circumstances. Addressing stress without harsh chemicals can help us be more calm and have peace of mind during today’s troubled times.


Stress impacts adrenal function and may cause fatigue, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression. Burnout syndrome is a result of stress and has been receiving more attention as its impact in the medical field has been increasing. This is concerning especially with COVID-19 and the impact it has had on medical staff and hospitals.

In a systematic review of 182 studies, the total estimated rate of burnout among physicians was as high 67.0% (1.) Unfortunately, stigma around seeking help may prevent some people from reaching out at earlier stages. To this point, medical students, when surveyed, most commonly were concerned about negative consequences with their career if they took a medical leave (2.)

While physicians consistently have higher rates of burnout and stress than the general population, the prevalence of stress in the general population has been increasing as well. In 2020, stress prevalence in response to the global pandemic of COVID was cited at 29.6% according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of five studies (3.)

Consistent or prolonged stress to the point of burnout negatively contributes to overall health. Risk of chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, and mortality all increase with chronic stress (4)

Actively looking for signs of stress, alleviating them, and preventing further adrenal damage are essential so ew can better get through hard times. Supporting adrenal gland function or modulating stress response through other physiological mechanisms is an important aspect of integrative care for this all of us.

The ingredients presented in the Stress Protocol reflect research findings demonstrating the efficacy of herbs and supplements that might be used to support adrenal function and alleviate stress.

If you have questions or would like to talk with me about the Stress Protocol, please use the contact form below. I really hope this info helps and God Bless!


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  1. Rotenstein, L. S., Torre, M., Ramos, M. A., Rosales, R. C., Guille, C., Sen, S., & Mata, D. A. (2018). Prevalence of Burnout Among Physicians: A Systematic Review. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association320(11), 1131–1150. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30326495/ (A)
  2. Dyrbye, L. N., Leep Hunderfund, A. N., Winters, R. C., Moeschler, S. M., Vaa Stelling, B. E., Dozois, E. J., Satele, D. V., & West, C. P. (2021). The Relationship Between Burnout and Help-Seeking Behaviors, Concerns, and Attitudes of Residents. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges96(5), 701–708. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33031121/ (C)
  3. Salari, N., Hosseinian-Far, A., Jalali, R., Vaisi-Raygani, A., Rasoulpoor, S., Mohammadi, M., Rasoulpoor, S., & Khaledi-Paveh, B. (2020). Prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression among the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Globalization and Health16(1), 57. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32631403/ (A)
  4. Lo, E.-W. V., Wei, Y.-H., & Hwang, B.-F. (2020). Association between occupational burnout and heart rate variability: A pilot study in a high-tech company in Taiwan. Medicine99(2), e18630.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31914045/ (C)