Eight Ways to Manage Stress Naturally
When you experience stress, whether it is emotional or physical, your adrenal glands release an increase of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Normal levels of cortisol and adrenaline are necessary for metabolism, immune function, and blood sugar maintenance. However, prolonged high levels of these stress hormones negatively effect your body and can suppress thyroid function, lead to blood sugar imbalances (hyperglycemia), and increase abdominal fat, just to name a few.
To manage stress naturally try the following:
Healing foods- A diet high in organic protein and high in healthy fat and moderate carbohydrate is most beneficial to reduce your levels of stress and the impact stress has on your body
Supplements- (available in office):
Minchex: loaded with B-complex minerals to maintain emotional equilibrium.
Mintran: support nervous system and stabilizes important neurotransmitters associated with mood.
Relax tone: homeopathic combination formula for symptoms such as stress, muscle tension, and mental tension.
Rescue Calm: homeopathic combination formula containing used for emergency situations and every-day stress.
Bach Flower Remedies: Customized flower remedies to help with life’s daily emotional stress.
- Microcurrent Therapy (available in office) – Try our Microcurrent Stress Relief Program! Microcurrent is extremely nourishing and healing to our bodies. It is a non-invasive and painless technology providing sub-sensational stimulation through a “micro (small) current”. This stimulation restores your bodies’ own natural energy stores through detoxification and rebuilding cells which enables greater healing on multiple levels. The current works with naturally occurring energy patterns in the body by the way of the acupuncture meridian system
- Epsom Salt Bath- Use 2 to 3 cups of Epsom salts with lavender essential oil drops in hot bath. Soak for at least 20 minutes – two to three times a week!
- Mediation App on Smartphone- “Stop, Breathe & Think”
- Decaffeinated Tea- Reduce the amount of stress on your adrenals. Caffeine is a stimulator which causes increased levels of cortisol. Try swapping out coffee for decaf tea.
- Foods to Avoid- Sugar can put a lot of stress on our bodies and organs. Limit or avoid eating foods/drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup, processed foods, sports drinks, alcohol, and caffeine.
- Books/Resources – The Tapping Solution (Nick Ortner), The Secret (Rhonda Byrne), The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)