Stress is the number one cause of all disease now in Western society, most of us know and feel this deeply but don’t know what to do about it. Let’s explore how stress impacts us and what we can do to change it.
Do you regularly suffer with these symptoms or have they become so normalised in your body that you dismiss these warning signals?
- Heart palpitations
- Consistent worry
- Digestive issues
- Trouble sleeping
- Restlessness and an inability to concentrate
- Tension in the shoulders and neck
It might even escalate to some or more of the following:
- Panic attacks
- Chronic pain
- Avoidance of social situations
- Substance abuse
- Chronic inflammation – leading to disease
There is actually a lot you can to support feelings of stress in the body but sometimes we need a little reminder because in those moments, the feeling can be overwhelming.
I’m only going to cover a few of my quick hacks, (maybe I’ll do a follow on with some more) but bear in mind that nutrients are one of the most important requirements for stress because stress quickly depletes B vitamins, Magnesium and Vitamin C so it’s a good idea to add some of these to your supplements.
This is a way of connecting your body to the magnetic energy of the Earth, sound a bit woo woo? Well, it’s actually steeped in science and makes sense with how we evolved to walk this Earth. Studies
Emotional Freedom Technique
This is a tapping technique that calms the central nervous system, it is well studied, very easy to do and highly effective.
There are lots of adaptogens (herbs that support the body to adapt hormonal responses to stressors) that can be used but one of the most popular is Ashwaganda also known as Indian Ginseng and has been used for thousands of years in ancient cultures.
Diffusing Essential Oils
Don’t underestimate what essential oils can do to support stress. From the direct response of inhalation the oil hits your olfactory bulb in your nose and then your limbic part of your brain, which controls your mood so within seconds you can change how you feel!
Quality does matter with oils because if you are using adulterated oils (added synthetics), you often won’t get the same benefits. The only oils I trust are doTERRA because of their third-party testing, assuring 100% pure, therapeutic-potency. If you’d like to get some, you can purchase them through