Of all the COR-4 pillars, being able to manage stress is probably the most challenging.

Science is just beginning to piece together the strong interactions between stress, mental health, and metabolism. 

If you’re interested in learning more about mental health and metabolism, we encourage you to explore these issues further. The book, Brain Energy, by Christopher M. Palmer gives a great overview of the topic.

The relationships between metabolism and emotional health are complex and influence our behavior in ways that can’t easily be untangled. You can rest assured that the optimum strategy for managing stress must include getting your metabolic house in order.

So, as you look to the future, take a few minutes and reflect on your own relationship with stress and emotional health. If you’ve found that your mental state has improved over the last few months, you can attribute a big part of the improvement to your metabolic health.

If you conclude that you are not where you need to be, we strongly recommend that you consider connecting with a professional therapist.