Stress – Be calmer naturally!

Stress – It’s what most of us have too much of. Coping with day to day tasks and problems can sometimes be overwhelming – especially during the holiday season.
Being calm, relaxed and well rested helps almost everyone be less stressed.
I like to look at basic nutrition to help with stress because I find that most people are deficient in basic nutrients. Most notably, B vitamins and magnesium.
Look at the following signs of B-vitamin deficiency:
Worry, anxiety, insecurity, or highly emotional state.
Trouble with concentration.
Constantly fatigued.
Wake up at night and can’t get back to sleep.
Moody or depressed.
Always tense, can’t relax.
Mind races or excessive worry.
Stress and lifestyle choices make us burn B-vitamins. I find that supplementing small doses of the best quality B-vitamins in the correct ratios makes most people feel better to the point that they are happier, less stressed and sleeping well.
Magnesium is the next great stress buster – most people are deficient in it as well as it is difficult to get in the typical diet – especially this time of year.
Magnesium deficiency signs include:
Stress
Nervousness and anxiety
Constipation
Low energy
Headaches
Inability to sleep
Weakening bones
Hormonal imbalances
The other place to look if stress is a chronic issue is the adrenal glands. Symptoms of adrenal imbalance are:
Fatigue
Anxiety
Insomnia
Tendency to anger
Poor memory
Allergies
Supplements that feed the adrenal glands will help balance stress – for more information on adrenals, see my article from 2 weeks ago.
These are the most common issues that “underly” stress. There are other issues and remedies that will effect and/or help our stress levels, but the point here is that there are common problems that affect many people. I recommend addressing a deficiency or underlying cause to promote long-lasting health, rather than just fixing a symptom.

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Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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