1. Dr. Steven Hotze:
Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, from disrupting sleep and hormone levels to more serious conditions like infections, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Pharmaceutical drugs only mask symptoms and contain toxins with negative side effects.
Take control with these tips to relieve stress, naturally:
- Build your arsenal: Vitamin C, magnesium, B-complex, GABA, 5-HTP, green tea, phosphatidyl serine, amino acid complex, rhodiola, and inositol.
- Evaluate for adrenal fatigue: Also known as chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue is when the adrenal glands through chronic stress cannot meet the body’s demands for cortisol.
- Bioidentical cortisol can help the adrenal glands recover.
- Eat organic fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed food and sugars.
- Engage in exercise.
- Invest in good sleep to give your body a chance to restore itself.
- Close your eyes and breathe deeply for a minute. Repeat as needed.
- Write down your goals, what you want to achieve, and take action. This will give you peace of mind in knowing that you are working towards your goal.
- Declutter your home and work space. You will be surprised at how calm and in control you will feel.
2. Dr. Carolyn Dean:
To reduce stress my first and foremost recommendation is to take magnesium. But it has to be in the right form and you have to take enough of it. Magnesium is responsible for the activity of 700-800 enzyme systems that make energy, digest food, support the adrenal glands, detoxify heavy metals, relax your muscles and nerves and help you sleep well at night. We don’t get enough magnesium in our food so it’s important to take supplements.
Because I get the laxative effect with most types of magnesium, I use a liquid form that is 100% absorbed at the cellular level. It’s called ReMag and it’s picometer in size, which means it’s absorbed 100% at the cellular level and doesn’t even reach the large intestine to cause diarrhea. The trouble with magnesium therapy is that most people don’t get the therapeutic effect before they get the laxative effect.
If you want to know how much to take, get a Magnesium RBC blood test. You can order one online at www.requestatest.com for $49.00. Aim for a optimum level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL in a range of 4.2-6.8mg/dL, which is a measurement of magnesium levels in the general population who are 80% deficient.
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