Lately, I have been working with an increasing number of nutrition clients with complex health issues, including Lyme disease and mold illness. Many of these individuals present with an impaired stress response, also referred to as HPA axis dysfunction. Left unaddressed, HPA axis dysfunction adversely impacts an array of body systems and can hinder your recovery from chronic illness. Targeted nutrition interventions can help immensely with HPA axis recovery as part of a comprehensive treatment protocol. Read on to learn about the HPA axis, how chronic illness contributes to HPA axis dysfunction, and how specific nutrition interventions can help restore HPA axis balance.