Stress

Stress is not insurmountable. Strategies for managing it are being discovered all the time. And age-old natural remedies are now supported by the science.

Most helpful Stress
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Why should you know the difference between stress and anxiety?

Knowing the difference between stress and anxiety can empower you to decide whether you need to take a few minutes off and focus on taking deep breaths or book yourself an appointment for help from a medical professional.

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What are the factors contributing to stress and anxiety?

Factors contributing to stress and anxiety include genetics and environmental factors, epigenetic imprinting of stress, personality and subjective status, or an individual’s perception of her socioeconomic standing.

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Why does stress affect different individuals in different ways?

Every individual’s response to stress is unique, dictated by a range of factors from genes, prenatal environment to psychological factors. Varying levels of sensitivity of cortisol receptors and Premenstrual syndrome(PMS) are other factors at play.

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Can better food habits help with stress management?

Stressed out people tend to get less sleep and exercise and crave unhealthy foods and alcohol—all of which contribute to excess weight. Practising good nutrition, healthy eating habits and using adaptogens help control the damage that stress wrecks.

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How can physical exercise help with stress relief?

It’s very important to involve your body in controlling stress, as research has shown that physical fitness leads to mental fitness. The stress-busting effects of exercise work at, both, a neurochemical and a behavioural level.

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How can meditation and breathing help with stress relief?

Meditation is a process of training your mind to focus your thoughts on one thing (like your breath) or redirecting your thoughts from a negative spiral. Research shows that it helps reduce stress and improve concentration when practised regularly.

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What is the physiology of the stress response?

When a person is faced with stress, their adrenal glands release glucocorticoids (cortisol). These increase blood glucose and inhibit all physiological processes that are not essential to survival. Certain aspects of learning and memory are enhanced.

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Do we hate stress, or just the wrong amounts of it?

The right amount of stress, for a short duration, can actually have a positive effect. However, elevated stress levels over long periods can lead to a weakened immune system, blood sugar imbalance and diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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Why do stress and sleep make unlikely bedfellows?

Chronic sleep deprivation can increase the risk of several chronic conditions like obesity, depression and diabetes, according to a report by the CDC. Research indicates that insufficient sleep may sensitise individuals to stress-related disorders.

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What is therapy or psychotherapy?

Therapy (or psychotherapy) is when one can talk openly with a licensed mental health professional who’s ‘objective, neutral and non-judgemental’. Using research-based techniques, the therapist helps the patient work through their problems.

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What are the various types of therapy?

Here are a few types of therapies:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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What is the importance of getting help at the right time?

The therapist will be able to help work through your issues with a customised approach suited to your needs. If you’ve been struggling psychologically, we urge you to discard of any misconceptions and seek the help you deserve as soon as possible.

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The Stress Elements

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Green tea (L-theanine)

The Chill Factor

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Ashwagandha

Withania Somnifera

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Vitamin B12

Cobalamin

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Lavender Extract

Lavandula

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Vitamin B Complex

Bs 1,2,3,5,6,7,9

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Magnesium

Mg

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L-theanine

Green tea

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Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

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Soluble fiber

Fructooligosaccharides

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Sunflower Lecithin

Non-GMO

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Pink Salt

Himalayan Salt

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