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Stress Management is the key to mind and body health!

Would you believe that 75% to 90% of all Doctor office visits are related to conditions caused by stress?  Stress management is key to keeping balance in the body.  

How exactly does stress negatively affect our health in so many ways?

It mostly boils down to changes in our hormones, which then cascade to an increase in inflammation and various other problems.


Chronic worry and emotional stress can trigger a host of health problems. The problem occurs when fight or flight is triggered daily by excessive worrying and anxiety. When we don’t have effective stress management tools our fight or flight response causes the body’s sympathetic nervous system to release stress hormones such as cortisol. These hormones can boost blood sugar levels and triglycerides(blood fats) that can be used by the body for fuel. The hormones also cause physical reactions such as:

  • Devastating effects on learning & memory
  • Increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, and stroke
  • Causes inflammation
  • Increases blood pleasure
  • Puts stress on your immune system.
  • Contributes to aging
  • Increase in weight gain and digestive disorders
  • SleepDepression
  • Tension Headaches
  • Affects Sexuality and Reproductive function
  • Affects skin, hair, and teeth

It’s not what you stress about, it’s how you cope with it!

Want my 7 tips for Stress Management & Anxiety?
Yes give me all the tips!
  1. Exercise Daily 

Exercise releases powerful endorphin chemicals in the brain, which act like the body’s built-in painkillers and mood-lifters.\

 2. Yoga 

Yoga has been shown to have similar benefits, reinforcing the “mind-body connection,” improving how people (especially women) feel about their bodies, helping with sleep, and controlling anxiety

3. Acupuncture 

Acupuncture has increasingly been used to treat many stress-related conditions, including psychiatric disorders, autoimmune or immunological-related diseases, infertility, anxiety, and depression. Researchers have found that acupuncture treatments result in changes in the cardiovascular and immune systems, increasing protective T-cell proliferation and helping with cellular immuno-responses

4. Spend more time in Nature 

Being outdoors has some similar effects, reminding people that they’re one piece of a much larger universe, lifting their moods and making it easier to get good sleep.

5. A Nutrient-Dense Diet 

A steady supply of nutrients like essential vitamins, trace minerals, healthy fats, electrolytes, amino acids, and antioxidants all help your brain handle stress better, therefore benefiting your entire body. 

If you are not currently taking a multi-vitamin I highly recommend doTerra’s Life Long Vitality Supplements. The benefits include:

  • General wellness and vitality
  • Antioxidant and DNA protection
  • Energy metabolism
  • Bone health
  • Immune function
  • Stress management
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • Eye, brain, nervous system
  • Liver function and digestive health
  • Lung and respiratory health
  • Gentle on stomach

6.  Essential Oils 

Essential oils have been very successful in reducing inflammation, improving immunity, balancing hormones, and helping with sleep and digestion.

  • Lavender & Serenity: Both great for relaxation. Serenity is particularly great for sleep.
  • Frankincense: Reduces feelings of anxiety, reduces inflammation, improves immunity.
  • Copaiba Soft Gels: Copaiba promotes the health of cardiovascular, immune, digestive, respiratory, and nervous systems. Copaiba is calming and helps soothe anxious feelings.

7. Get Plenty of Sleep 

Experts recommend that you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, about 33% of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep per night. Depriving your body of sleep has been linked to many health risks and places a tremendous burden on virtually every organ system in your body

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