editation is proven to be highly effective for reducing stress and anxiety.This Buckwheat Crescent Zafu meditation cushion (R475) from local brand Billy The Bee is made with 100% natural cotton and natural buckwheat hulls, which conform to your body shape and support the thighs. It also has a handle and a detachable cover for washing. Billythebee.com
NMutritionist Hannah Kaye advises five diet tips to help reduce stress-inducing inflammation: 1. Follow a diet that is at least 50% raw. 2. Avoid gluten, an inflammation culprit. 3. Sidestep glutamic acid, aspartate and glutamate (an excitatory neurotransmitter linked to anxiety). 4. Cut down on caffeine – it stresses the adrenals. 5. Incorporate anti-inflammatory coconut and turmeric.