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Health & Wellness: Holistic Stress Busting Recipe

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How to Beat Stress Holistically with Laura Eansor

So the excitement of a new school year is tapering off and the freshness of Autumn is dwindling… leaving you with the inevitable reality of STRESS.

The time is here where many of us are bombarded with crazy busy schedules that include managing work deadlines, studying for midterms, social time, working out, meal planning… the list is endless. I am all about being ambitious and working your butt off to achieve your goals – but it doesn’t have to be this strenuous.

Don’t wait until you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown before you reach for my stress-busting recipe.

There are three key ingredients that will keep you operating at your peak.

3 Holistic Stress Busting Ingredients

#1 Stress Combo Herbal Tincture from Orange Naturals

This gem helps you adapt to any and every taxing situation. The herbs in this bottle include Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Linden; together they help sharpen the performance of the brain or body after periods of exertion – total restoration. Take as needed, but be sure to check for any contraindications if you’re on any other meds.

#2 B Complex from AOR

 Not only are B vitamins depleted when you’re under stress (emotional, chemical, hormonal or physical), but they are direct requirements for energy production in the cell, and are intimately involved in metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats. They boost your mood and help conquer feelings of depression and anxiety. On top of that, B also stands for Beauty because they’re essential for healthy hair, skin and nails…#priorities. Take divided doses of your B complex; one at breakfast and one around that 3:00pm afternoon crash.

#3 Magnesium Bisglycinate from CanPrev

Magnesium is essential for literally everything, and most of us are deficient in it. Its role in stress management only touches the surface. Stress of all forms depletes Mag stores in the body just as it does to the B vitamins. Since magnesium relaxes muscles and nerves, it makes perfect sense that you need more when you’re under stress. Stress causes our adrenal glands to secret the hormone cortisol; which makes our bodies more acidic thereby increasing the need for magnesium even more. Taking magnesium will decrease restlessness, cramping, irregular or fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, as well as help you SLEEP when it’s time to rest. Take your magnesium about an hour before bed to promote relaxation and zen.

 Remember It’s okay to seek a little support. This recipe might be just what you need to get control of your life. Don’t stress – You got this!

All of these items can be found at your local health food store.

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