Money is tight… there’s a leak in the roof… and your niece is marrying that guy you hate.
You know, the one who’s never had a REAL job in his life.
These were supposed to be your “golden years” – but it feels like there’s stress EVERYWHERE.
But you don’t have to put up with it.
I can’t do anything about your niece’s romantic choices. But there ARE many PROVEN natural remedies that can help ERASE some of the worst effects of stress.
Here’s what you need to know to start living the stress-free life you deserve.
The best “stress busters” around
Natural medicine has a POWERFUL ARSENAL against stress-- but you have to be careful.
While there are many supplements being touted to help with stress and relaxation -- only a few work well.
Here are the best “de-stressors” natural health has to offer right now:
- Support your brain health: Your brain plays a central role in stress adaptation. Don’t let it starve for nutrients! Make sure you are getting fish oil (EPA/DHA) every day. I also like curcumin and bacopa because they both support brain health and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
- Support your body’s ability to sleep: Anxiety and sleep go hand in hand; better sleep leads to feeling less anxious, and being less anxious leads to better sleep! Natural supplements like L-theanine, melatonin, and chamomile can be very effective for improving sleep.
Additionally, an increasing number of studies are showing that cannabidiol (CBD) oil helps to release a flood of good-feeling molecules, including serotonin.
CBD comes from the common cannabis plant but doesn’t get you high. It’s being used more and more to treat health problems like anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
Aside from supplements, you can try changing some behaviors to alleviate your stress...
You can probably guess that exercise is great for this. Pretty much any form of exercise will help reduce your body’s level of stress hormones. It also ups production of endorphins (chemicals in your brain that elevate your mood and act as natural painkillers).
Also, get outdoors. Studies show being in nature can be so calming that some practitioners are writing prescriptions for “Vitamin G” (the “G” stands for green – like a forest).
You can also spend time socializing – talk to friends, spend time with a church leader, even speak to a therapist… whatever works for you.
The important thing is to just DO it.
You are never going to be able to control the stressful events in your life. They come on their own schedule.
What you can control, however, is how you deal with them.