OKAY, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
Your relatives are coming over, or you’re traveling to visit them. Perhaps you’re bummed out about your love life, work life, life in general. Maybe you have feelings of abandonment and loss, or you’re worried about finances. You feel like you should be enjoying the winter holidays, but all you can think is, “Help!” Help is on the way with our…
HERE ARE SOME POINTERS TO REDUCE THE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE.
If you feel overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask for help, whether from a friend, loved one, or even a qualified professional. An expert targeted to your problem can help you with family, workplace or financial issues.
Eating healthy foods is especially important. Stress burns up major as well as minor trace minerals. One of the best anti-stress foods is potassium- rich orange juice. For a wide range of antioxidants, eat fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Oatmeal with flax makes a great healthy breakfast. Certified organic milk at night or in the morning can also be a great stress reliever.
Take a morning walk. Walking relieves stress and can help you to get ready for your day with a positive attitude. You will also enjoy improved sleep. Yoga is great for building a healthy body and mind. You will learn diaphragm breathing, meditation and many other skills to attain a more peaceful consciousness. One expert recommends you start your morning with the yoga series called Sun Salutations.
These are some of the key herbs and nutrients you should look for in an anti-stress formula:
Kava from the South Seas is a prime whole-body stress buster. At the School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, researchers reviewed the major kava studies that examined its benefits in relieving anxiety and stress. They found that kava was highly effective in all seven of the trials they reviewed. \”Therefore, kava extract is an herbal treatment option for anxiety that is worthy of consideration.\” St. John’s wort (also called hypericum) has a 2,400-year history of safe and effective usage in folk, herbal, and ancient medicine. Hypericum was prescribed as medicine by Hippocrates himself. It compares favorably to the actions of mild antidepressants but without the side effects. Hops have been used for brewing beer for over 1,000 years. They are known to calm the nerves and possess relaxing benefits. Experiments have shown that hops relax the smooth muscles and act as a sedative. B-complex vitamins are known as anti-stress nutrients. They work in a synergistic balance to provide energy and alertness. It’s important to address fundamental dietary needs during times of stress, but stress itself may cause your healthy eating habits to falter. Not only do we need a good multiple vitamin formula, more magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals are required for maintaining healthy heartbeat and nervous system responses. Our bodies also tend to become acidic during times of stress, and trace minerals aid the body in maintaining a healthy, slightly alkaline balance. So be sure to use a quality whole food supplement that includes both major and trace minerals and their cofactors.
The holidays can be stressful for everyone. Take time for yourself, get enough sleep (at least 7 to 8 hours a night!), and use the tips above to bring yourself through to the New Year rested, relaxed and healthy.
Controlling Your Stress
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