Beat stress naturally
No matter who you are, whether you are a doctor, secretary, teacher, or artist, chances are you suffer from – or have suffered from – stress. With all the pressures on us every single day, it has become a collective belief that being stressed is just a normal state for people everywhere. Well, we call B.S. While being stressed at times is normal, being stressed ALL the time is not, and it’s time you learn how to beat stress in a natural way when it rears its ugly head.
Through your skin
While a massage is a great way to combat stress, it is not always possible to receive one. Instead, why not try some essential oils. Add one drop of essential oil, such as frankincense or neroli, to a carrier oil such as coconut or moringa oil for a facial massage. Not only will the massage make you relax, it will also stimulate your skin and increase cell turnover – giving you a fresh, glowing complexion. NOTE: Not all essential oils are good for your face, some could be too strong for you, such as rosemary.
This may be the oldest advice there is to beat stress, but it really does work. Why not try it, but with a slight twist. When you feel yourself stressing too much, or even just after a long day at work, place essential oils in an oil burner or electric diffuser. Essential oils go straight to the limbic system in the brain where memories and emotions are processed. This will in turn help balance mood, improve brain function, and enhance
the quality of your sleep.
As we have mentioned before, there is no end to the benefits of clean eating. The whole foods you ingest when you eat clean are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. These are all important in nourishing adrenal glands, which are glands that produce hormones such as adrenaline. Make sure you are eating lots of fruits, vegetables and plant-based foods such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, and quinoa.
Avoid coffee and alcohol
While coffee may give you the kick you need to manage stressful situations, and alcohol help you relax after a stressful day, these two stimulants aren’t good for your stress levels as they put added stress on your adrenal glands, increasing the amount of adrenaline that gets released into your body. Avoid coffee and alcohol as much as possible, as they worsen your symptoms.
When stressed out, it is always better to respond, not react. We can choose the best way to respond. Negative thoughts and emotions increase stress and anxiety levels, so by learning and practising mindful thinking techniques and making a choice to be more optimistic you can help control your thoughts and stress.
Try Yoxa Stress Assist Supplement
Yoxa Calmer is an all-natural dietary supplement that may elevate mood, decrease anxiety and benefit the effects of stress and tension. Calmer is a calmative of natural origin derived from Sceletium tortuosum, which is traditionally used to manage stress, tension and anxiety.
Calmer helps you cope with stressful situations, irritability, mood fluctuations, and emotional tension and may help in the management of mental hyperactivity. And there’s even more good news: anyone can use it. The three versions available are:
- JUNIOR — 5mg Sceletium extract (Ages 9 and up)
- ADULT — 15mg Sceletium extract (Ages 15 and up)
- EXTRA STRONG — 25mg Sceletium extract (Ages 18 and up)
This calmative has a number of benefits:
- Helps keep you calm
- Has mood enhancing properties
- Assists with focus and concentration
- Does not contain sugar, gluten, wheat or animal products.
- Suitable for diabetics and vegetarians
- Helps manage stress and depression
- May assist in the treatment of Hyperactivity(ADHD) and Attention Disorder(ADD)
*NOTE: Concurrent use with any psychiatric medication, including mood stabilisers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication should be discussed with a registered healthcare professional. Not to be taken in conjunction with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s).
Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Do not use during pregnancy.
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