Looking for ways to de-stress naturally?
Lavender aromatherapy products is just what you may be looking for!
Studies done by Psychiatry Research teams have proven that simply breathing
in the aroma of lavender can decrease levels of stress.
Holding on to stress increases the hormone cortisol which has been linked to belly fat.
Aromatherapy can be added into your daily routine to aid in releasing stress by simply changing your soap .
Bathing with a natural lavender soap will promote alpha waves in your brain that bring on the feeling of peace.
Not so sure about changing up on your soap?
An alternative to the lavender soap would be Lavender Essential oil.
Just smelling the essential oil can work in the same way!
The holidays are a time to enjoy. A time to spend with your family and friends. A time of cooking, shopping, and decorating. For many of us it is also a time for giving. Giving of our time and energy, our talents, gifts and donations. With all that the holidays bring, it also brings stress, anxiety, and even depression. Our “To Do” list grows and there may seem to not be enough hours in the day = to stress/anxiety.
Do yourself a favor. Try taking Vitamin D3, 2,000 IUs daily along with your multivitamin. Vitamin D3 gives your brain nerves vital nutrients that can make you feel happier! A study done by the University of Texas shows that by combining the vitamin D3, multivitamin, and breakfast can knock out depression up to 50% .
SAMe ,which is short for S-adenosylmethionine, is an amino acid. It is used as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. From fibromyalgia, depression, arthritis, Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches and more! A healthy liver produces as much as 8 grams a day of SAMe. The problem lies when you overuse prescription drugs or even over-the-counter drugs or maybe you have a liver disease or osteoarthritis. When these factors come in to play, that’s when your body isn’t able to naturally produce enough SAMe on it’s own.
SAMe is pretty important for your liver because glutathione is synthesized from it. For your liver to function properly it must have the Glutathione. When a healthy liver produces the SAMe it is then turned into glutathione which is the liver’s natural antioxidant (pretty big deal, right?) You want to take good care of your liver considering it is the primary organ involved in ridding the body of poisons. And you probably have already guessed that SAMe plays a big role in the detoxification process.
A New Zealand study concluded that SAMe supplements helped restore normal liver function in people with chronic liver diseases! (And that’s including alcoholic & non-alcoholic cirrhosis)! The study also concluded that SAMe worked to protect and even reverse liver damage from drugs, alcohol, acetaminophen, steroids, and lead toxins.
Studies have also shown that SAMe is one of the safest treatments for depression. Depression can go along with Fibromyalgia. Test studies have shown great success using SAMe to treat fibromyalgia along with depression, fatigue and tender points that go along with fibromyalgia. To make good news even better, it was well tolerated in all patients with no adverse side effects.
Arthritis relieve can come from using SAMe supplements. Prescription drugs & over-the-counter medicines can put astrain on both the stomach and liver, SAMe has no toxicity and even boosts cell detoxification in liver cells.
Here is some more conditions which may benefit from taking SAMe supplements:
Acute and Chronic Hepatitis
Depression (not manic-depressive)
Heavy Metal Poisoning
As always, check with your doctor before trying a new supplement.
Relax and unwind as the stress and added holiday tension melts away. Relieving stress is as simple as taking a bath. That is…. a lavender salt bath! Stress works on your body and mind, so treat both areas with a soothing lavender salt bath that is a breeze to mix up yourself.
Lavender calms your nerves because it is rich in an essential oil called linalool that actually releases stress from your central nervous system.
For all of those tired and achy muscles, lavender is known for it’s anti-inflammatory features that will give your muscles the much needed relief they need.
As a BONUS – lavender is great to relieve sinus pressure and used to treat eczema!!!
1 Tablespoon of Lavender Tea (not brewed)
2 cups of Epsom Salt
Store in a jar.
Just simply pour a scoop of lavender salt into your bath & relax for at least 10 minutes.
If Your NOT A Fan Of Lavender, Try A Chamomile Milk Bath Instead…..
1 Tablespoon of Chamomile Tea (not brewed)
1 Tablespoon of Powdered Milk
Place the Chamomile Tea & Powdered Milk in the cheesecloth & tie it up like a sachet. Place the sachet in your bath & soak for at least 15 minutes.
Chamomile relieves anxiety and helps to relax your mind. This would be a great way to unwind before going to bed to get a good night’s rest.
Also, this is the time of the year when people suffer with colds the most. It doesn’t help when your body gets run down by working long hours and just everyday stress. Take 15 minutes and relax in the tub instead of taking a quick shower. You may be surprised at how much better you feel. A wonderful thing about Chamomile is it works as an antibacterial to relieve cold symptoms such as coughing and achy muscles!
There are many benefits to taking calcium daily.
Calcium has antioxidant nutrients that help delay the normal oxidation (breakdown)of cells that occurs inside the body, which will often accelerate the aging process.
2. Strong Bones
Preventing osteoporosis. Excess calcium in your body is stored in the your bones.
3. Anticancer Properties
The anticancer properties of calcium have been building excitement in research circles since the late 1980s. Gastroenterologists have been known to recommend their patients who have colon polyps or other increased risk factors for colon cancer to take in more calcium. Calcium appears to reduce the development of substances in the colon that can lead to the formation of polyps or other cancerous growths. Dietitians recommend 1,000 – 1200 mg a day of calcium.
Taking a calcium and magnesium supplement (400 mg each) about 45 minutes before heading to bed for the night is an effective sleep inducer. Check with your doctor about magnesium if you have heart problems.
Next time you find yourself having trouble drifting off to dream land, try sipping some Passionflower Tea. Passionflower Tea contains low concentrations of serotonin and maltrol. They can have a mild sedative effect causing you to have a restful night’s sleep & waking refreshed and ready to go.
Do you find yourself tossing and turning instead of getting a restful night’s sleep? All of which leads to a long stressful next day. In today’s world, so many of us are running our daily lives at a fast past and finding it hard to wind down at night.
Natrol Melatonin is a drug-free nighttime sleep aid that supports sleep naturally. Natrol offers a range of Melatonin products including controlled release and liquid Melatonin so you can select the product that’s right for you.
Chamomile is the perfect herb to erase a bad mood!
Chamomile helps to calm you, allowing you to fall asleep faster.
Chamomile is also a great relief for itchy or irritated skin.
Mix It Up Yourself!
1 clean spray bottle
2 cups of distilled water
4-6 chamomile tea bags
Boil water & steep tea bags for about 10 minutes. Then squeeze out the bags & pour the tea in to a clean spray bottle. Shake the bottle & mist the spray over your body 10 minutes before bed. Store in the fridge up to 5 days.
Dr. Oz Had A Segment On Calming Natural Cures
Well known for its relaxation qualities.
One of Dr. Oz’s picks was the Valerian Root. Well known for its relaxation qualities and used in flavorings and perfumery. Valerian Rootcan help prevent you from worrying so much. Wow! I didn’t even know that was possible! Seriously, in today’s world stress is just a fact of life, but it’s the way you deal with it, how your body copes with it is the REAL trick! Who wouldn’t want to be able to deal with stress in a healthier way? All I got to say is “SHOW ME THE SUPPLEMENTS”!!!!!
Take 200mg Valerian Capsules 3-4 times a day. You can also put it in tea!
Lemon Balm was also on Dr. Oz’s list to calm you down. One study found that Lemon Blam improved anxiety, nervousness and sleep disturbances in 90% patients. You can take 300-500mg of Lemon Balm 3 times a day.
Supplement For Stress
Dr. Oz said that Passionflower Extract can be just as effective at reducing stress and anxiety as some prescription drugs! Passionflower Extract has anti-anxiety characteristics. You just need to add a couple of drops to tea or water. Dr. Oz has experimented with the extract and reported to his viewers that he not only felt less stressed, but had also been sleeping better at night.