Could stress and a bad diet be affecting your marriage?

Along with the pleasures and loving moments of marriage ….. there’s also the stress of making ends meet financially and the stress of time restraints, often because both parents are working and trying to squeeze in some time to enjoy any kind of dinner together in the evenings, help kids with homework, etc, etc.  So to find “enough hours in your day” the one place many of us skimp in is our diet choices, often restoring to the convenience of unhealthy fast food!  The downfall is that stress, which in itself reduces vital nutrients from your body, coupled with not getting the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis from a proper diet….not only affects your physical health, but also your mental health, patience and emotional stability.

I’d like to share with you a story about a friend of mine.  Years ago, her and her husband had stress, coming from all directions, and emotions were flying around like crazy! It caused them to unofficially “separate”, each thinking life might be better without the emotions of the other causing them such unhappiness. Well, after about 10 months of separation, they came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the other person causing them to be on this emotional roller coaster, it was the stress of their jobs, in general. So they decided to reconcile and work on “leaving their jobs” at work.  It took a lot of hard work, but things were looking better for a couple years, and although they’d been using some Shaklee products for a number of years, the husband had never really taken anything on a regular basis.

About a year later, her husband started taking Shaklee’s Vitalizer on a daily basis. The only reason he agreed to do this was because of the simplicity of this product. The idea that he could take this little strip of 6 pills with breakfast every day and be done for the day, was HUGE!  Well, to his wife’s surprise, not only did he agree to take it every day, he even agreed to bring them along on his frequent business trips!

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Well…..I got a call from his wife one day….something very interesting happened….Her husband went on a business trip and unbeknownst to her, he had not taken any Vitalizer strips with him and had not taken ANY at all during the 4 days before he left.  On his first night home again, he blew up over the littlest thing within an hour of getting home. It was a kind of silly rage that she hadn’t seen in him in almost a year!  It was then that she checked and saw that he had’t taken anything in over a week.  She slowly started putting 2 and 2 together.  Keep in mind, up until now, her main joy in seeing him take his Vitalizer every day, had come from knowing how stress affects your physical health, and how this amazing strip would keep him healthier physically.  The fact that he had become more even-tempered, more patient, and much happier, in general, over the past year hadn’t even occurred to her. Funny how sometimes you just don’t notice when things change for the better. 😉

Without causing a bigger commotion than necessary, the situation cooled off, and she just got him back on his Vitalizer the very next day. It only took a few days for her to see the happier, patient and more relaxed husband she had come to know over the past year. Now let me jump in and explain something…..quality supplementation like this does not get rid of the stress or things that cause the stress in your life, it just helps you deal with them better!

She now knew, without a doubt, that this one product was actually not only keeping them on the road to better health, but it was also helping her husband deal with his daily stress to the point that he was a much happier person and this, in turn, was helping their marriage! She explained that the outburst she witnessed upon returning from her trip was a perfect example of what use to happen on a regular basis, causing their decision to separate. And this was something she NEVER, EVER wanted either one of them to experience again!

To learn more about how stress can affect you….check out one of my older posts….click HERE!



Editor’s Note: The contents of this blog post are an expression of my own personal opinion and experiences, including any mention of Shaklee’s products, and none of the contents and/or claims herein are endorsed by the Shaklee Corporation.

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