Goodbye stress Jetset travel tips to fly high
We can often feel trapped inside a cycle of stress but there are ways to keep a little calm.
Herbal Medicine unlocks age-old secrets
Holy Basil, also known as Sacred Basil, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and is known as
‘Queen of Herbs’ in India where it is grown outside most homes and worshipped daily. Holy Basil has been used to help manage symptoms of stress such as mild anxiety, irritability, restlessness, tiredness, poor concentration, forgetfulness and stress related sleep disturbance while Withania, sometimes called Winter Cherry or by its Sanskrit name Ashwagandha, is traditionally used to help manage symptoms of stress, mild anxiety, and insomnia.
Laboratory studies have also shown that honokiol and magnolol, active constituents of Magnolia Bark may be beneficial for the symptoms of mild anxiety. Magnolia Bark is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for symptoms of stress, especially if accompanied with digestive upset, abdominal pain, nausea, poor appetite, constipation or diarrhoea.
Nutritional supplements for a healthy nervous system and adrenal function
B-complex vitamins are involved in maintaining a healthy nervous system and adrenal glands.
Surprisingly the adrenal glands are among the organs with the highest concentration of vitamin C in the body. If you are not getting enough of this essential nutrient through your daily diet, choose a formula with a non-acidic form of vitamin C such as calcium or sodium ascorbate, which is gentler on the stomach.
Magnesium supports healthy nervous system function and may be beneficial during times of stress and may help relieve sleeplessness. Opt for a supplement containing organic forms of magnesium, such as magnesium glycinate.
Omega-3 fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body and support normal function of all body systems, including healthy mood balance. These fats are essential, meaning the body can’t manufacture them, and therefore we must get them from diet. Opt for a formula sustainably sourced and tested for heavy metals, PCBS and dioxins.
Eat and sleep for a better daily stress response
Focus on eating varied, real food to help support your body while trying to avoid processed foods, sugar, white flour products and reducing caffeine and alcohol.
Getting at least 7-8 hours of good quality sleep helps your body to recover, heal and cope with any stress more effectively.
Mindfulness means taking care of you
Daily abdominal breathing techniques may help reduce anxiety as this type of deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calm.