In this, my last newsletter for 2010, I would like to take this opportunity to
wish you and your
loved ones a Wonderful, Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!
The feedback from last month's article explaining Why I Don't
Recommend (just) Vitamin C was overwhelming and I thank everyone who took
the time to call and write.
Recently, I've noticed a lot of people coming to my wellness
centre battling stress in some form or another so in this issue I want to share a few ways to
effectively and quickly cope with mild to high stress levels naturally.
I hope you find value in this information and thank you for allowing me to share my passion, training and experience with you.
I welcome all comments & feedback!
Warm & Healthy Regards,
C.C.Ir., R.O.H.P., R.N.C.P.
Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritionist & Iridologist
Healthy You Naturally
P.S. I also want to Thank You Very Much for your
interest and support in 2010 and wish you a
Fantastic, Happy, Prosperous and Healthy 2011!
2011 Courses: How to Identify & fight illness naturally ...
In January I kick off the Winter/Spring 2011 natural health training series that
teaches people how to naturally fight many common illnesses, strengthen the
immune system and really enjoy a substantially better quality of health and
food selections, nutrition and herbal
food supplements are the real medicines that contribute to healing, wellness for all ages
and new skills like reflexology or muscle testing. For
practitioners, learn accurate holistic assessment techniques and solutions
to build or grow your practice.
Follow links for more information, register on-line or call (905) 855-3000
What To Do If Stress Has You Stressed Out
Stress is the six-letter word that most people try to brush away, sigh away, or excuse away as “it's just life, so what can I do about it”, and too often, simply ignored.
In fact, stress is a very normal part of life, and can be healthy … that is right, you are reading this correctly, it can be healthy, depending on quantity and conditions of the stress.
The impacts of too much stress can be damaging.
- Loss in your sense of control
- Diminished ability to deal with emotions
- Attitudes & outlook affecting work & home
- Impaired thinking and ability to prepare
- Weakened ability to fight illness
People's Stress Levels ... it's absolutely mind-boggling!
In the last few months, the ratio of people affected strongly and negatively by stress is 3
to 4 times higher than at any other time in my 16 years in practice. With the upcoming
holidays, this number has only climbed further.
Stress, while it's a normal, even essential part of enjoying a life full of
abundance, stress can sometimes be overwhelming due
to situations at work, in the home, financial concerns or personal worry.
Stress affects everyone ... differently!
If you were to compare stress to a string on a violin or a guitar,
put too much tension on
a string and it breaks; if there is not enough tension on the string, the sound is
very poor. You need just the right amount of tension on that string so the music sounds beautiful,
The same applies to us! With too much stress, our body and/or mind breaks down
yet if there is not enough stress or your nervous system is under-nourished, you
lose the self-motivation, willpower and drive to get anything
We need just the right amount of stress too play beautiful music (be
balanced and healthy) and enjoy our lives.
To understand stress, you need to recognize and differentiate between the 2
- Constant, relentless, ever-present stress. Even a low amount of stress when constantly present
over time erodes the body and
its ability to maintain balance and remain healthy.
Like water on a rock … "it slowly wears it down".
- Sudden, traumatic or event-precipitated stress. Normally resilient people who live through a traumatic event can experience high stress
levels which can
cloud clarity of thinking, weaken the immune system and result in a loss of self-control.
Slow or sudden, recovery from the effects of too much stress can be difficult.
Because stress depletes the immune system, it
can lead to health problems like low energy, extreme fatigue,
insomnia, skin conditions, cravings, weight gain, mindless eating, high blood
pressure, nervousness, anxiety, headaches, migraines, constipation, diarrhea,
burning in the stomach, gas, loss of libido and more.
This does not mean that you should automatically blame stress for any of those conditions, just that you cannot simply ignore that there
may be a strong connection and that very often, stress is the final “drop which makes the bucket overflow”.
I want to emphasize that it's not always the amount of stress which is the
enemy, it is how you cope with it.
- Everyone is faced with stress daily but how those events affect you is
largely based on how you normally react to any stressful situation!
- Are you calmly dealing with events as they unfold, or do you become
easily agitated, less patient?
- Do you suspect there may be some need to strengthen certain body
Top 10 Sources of Stress
1. Spouse's death
3. Marriage separation
4. Jail term
5. Death of a close relative
6. Injury or illness
8. Fired from job
9. Marriage reconciliation
Source: Toronto Star Published On Fri Nov 20 2009 (Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory)
What can you do about stress?
Certainly, you can look at and implement ways and strategies to reduce stress
though it takes time and even the process of simplifying your life can
itself be stressful.
I believe we have to do our best and at the same time, be
realistic. John Lennon once said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy
making other plans". How true! So how can you naturally support your body in a stressful period,
remain intact and stay healthy?
Here are simple solutions which I find have worked very well personally, and for my clients.
1) Nutritional tips that strengthen your resistance to stress and illness
- Decrease caffeinated beverages, sugars and refined / processed products
- Increase water and add alfalfa sourced chlorophyll to your water
- Increase green leafy vegetables, avoid wheat/whole wheat based products
by consuming good grains (such as Kamut, Amaranth, Millet, Spelt, Brown
Rice, Quinoa, Buckwheat)
- Add legumes (dry peas, beans and lentils) to your menu
2) Learn the square breathing technique for immediate stress relief
For each step, count 1001, 1002, 1003 then move to the next step.
- Take a deep breath counting to 3 slowly as you inhale
- Hold your breath in for a count of 3
- Breath out counting to 3 as you exhale
- Do not inhale for a count of 3
Repeat this process 3-5 times and you will feel the calmness it delivers. Everybody
practicing square breathing reports immediate stress relief vs. deep breathing.
3) Reflexology to release tension & rapidly promote relaxation
We offer and recommend the Original Ingham Reflexology Method which is:
- A therapeutic and unique reflexology method using the thumb and fingers
on key reflex points found in the hands and feet that
- Enhances circulation as it calms the nervous system and is
- Excellent for relaxation and re-balancing of the body which is a great
side benefit when stress negatively affects so many organs.
Special holiday package saving of $20 on a 3 hour package
that can be used in 30, 45 or 60 minutes sessions, mention this when booking.
(Save $40 on a 6-hour package.)
4) Nutritionally support and strengthen your nervous system
a) Stress Pack #3033-7 conveniently bundles together four different products,
all formulated to deal with different aspects of the symptoms of stress.
Fast acting and the support to nourish (NOT suppress) your nervous system:
- Enables your body and mind to cope and deal effectively with whatever is going on
- Helps you to quickly regain your ability to feel in control
- Rapidly brings clarity of mind
- Nutritionally builds your immune and nervous system, and more
about Stress Pak or to order ...
Through a personal consultation we can help you identify exactly how you can
strengthen your body systems and enjoy an exceptional level of well-being.
Call (905) 855-3000
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Got questions about NSP? Ask me! I've
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Considering a personal health consultation?
If you have questions about stress (or illness) in your life and/or would like a personalized assessment of where your body strengths and weaknesses
are with a specific plan to restore wellness, I would be honored to be of service.
Warm & Healthy Regards!
Call (905) 855-3000
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