Tiger Woods' Ex Wife Elin Nordegren: Coping with Extremely Stressful Situations

It is official, as of this week Tiger Woods and Elin are divorced. This has been quite an ordeal for Elin Woods (Nordegren); she went through a lot during this year.

Elin says she went through hell but she survived. Being through hell and back, she still looks great. We all know what stress can cause, for some it is weight gain and for some it is weight loss, whole others may become addicted to exercise. When a human body is exposed to stress, our adrenal glands release a certain hormone, called cortisol, which regulates reactions to stress.

“The heartbroken person feels so much emotional stress that the body is flooded with cortisol ” to the point of depletion,” explains Coral Springs mental-health therapist Deborah Gross.

“When heartbroken people talk of literally feeling pain in their chest, that’s actually a symptom of a chronic, long-lasting anxiety attack related to the breakup and fear of the future,” says Linda Losi, director of clinical services at Fair Oaks Pavilion at Delray Medical Center. At this point, people feel depressed and don’ t want to eat, sleep, or do anything else. According to press, Elin lost 10 pounds over the past two months due to stress. Luckily, Elin is emerging from this stage.

When we get stressed, it is important to recognize what it is doing to our body and address the issues as soon as possible through a balanced diet, exercise and maybe some meditation.

Stress can damage our immune system. The immune system is our body’s protective network designed to fend off invasion by harmful substances, including bacteria, viruses, and harmful chemicals, and to act as a surveillance system against the development of cancer. Our diet, nutrition and immunity are all related, so it is important to keep it balanced.

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