How to avoid the effects of stress on our bodies.
Everyone experiences stress in their lives to some degree. The way you respond to stress, however, makes a big difference to your overall health and well-being. In fact, sometimes the best way to manage your stress is to change your situation. At other times, your best strategy is to change the way you respond to that situation. Additionally, developing a clear understanding of how stress impacts your physical and mental health is crucial to keeping your body and mind healthy. Look inside for ways to help manage the stress in your life.
The American Psychiatric Association conducted a poll recently that indicates US adults have steadily increased anxiety and stress levels.
In fact, research today suggests that chronic stress contributes to high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue, depression, inflammation, migraine headaches, and even addiction due to people looking for ways to reduce their stress levels.
Stressful situations whether environmental or psychological, create a cascade of hormones that produce physiological changes such as muscle tension, a pounding heart, and quickened breathing. This response is called the “fight or flight” syndrome and it has helped us survive for thousands of years. However, in our modern world, we’re no longer running away from saber tooth tigers.
Techniques are available today for putting the brakes on stress.
One discovery modern-day science has made in the past 50 years is that by using Ashwagandha, a person’s stress level can be reduced. This evergreen shrub grows in different parts of the world and has been around for thousands of years. The University of Michigan reported another feature of Ashwagandha is the reduction of inflammation. This supports the concept that the herb is an adaptogen.
Other ways you can relieve stress is by using techniques like tapping like shown in the video below.
Boomers Forever Young now carries this ancient Ayurvedic root in their product line and the benefits are quite amazing.
Boomer's Ashwagandha Root has been linked to
- Support for the digestive system
- Increase infertility and sex drive
- Slowing down the deterioration of brain cells
- Reduction in depression & anxiety
- Assists in balancing thyroid health
- Improve the immune system
In addition to adding Ashwagandha to your dietary supplements.
Research is also showing that adding Vitamin C reduces the overall effects of stress.
Boomer’s Vitamin C with Magnesium is a potent antioxidant that helps to fight inflammation. It provides cellular protection from oxidative stress. Vitamin C also benefits many other systems in our body as well as our glands. It appears the adrenal glands require more Vitamin C when the body is under stress. The more cortisol we make, the more Vitamin C we use and need.
To determine how much Vitamin C our bodies need, there is a simple test called The Vitamin C Loading Test. On day one, you take 500 mg of Vitamin C plus an additional 250 mg every hour until your bowel movements become loose. Once you’re at this level, you’ll reduce the Vitamin C by 500 mg until the condition normalizes. The most common point for this to occur is between 2,000 to 4,000 mg for people who have developed adrenal fatigue. The more severe the case, the more Vitamin C may be necessary.
Boomer’s Omega 3 is the third supplement to help reduce the physiological impact of stress on our bodies.
A study called the Gettysburg Trial was done in Pennsylvania over a 6-week period of time.
It examined the effects of fish oil and safflower oil on people’s body composition, metabolic rate, and cortisol levels. Each group took daily oil supplements. At the end of the six weeks, members of the fish oil group showed significantly lower cortisol levels. Additionally, the fish oil group shed body fat and gained lean muscle.
Boomer’s Omega 3 will not only help with stress reduction and lowering of cortisol but also improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels, and promote brain health.
In fact, Boomers Forever Young encourages you to practice the suggestions below to add to the calming effects our products can give you. Make time for yourself to relax and enjoy your life with friends and family. In other words, there’s nothing better than to find the true meaning of joy and happiness with those you love the most.
If you find this article interesting read our article on why it's important to increase your daily intake of Vitamin D3.