Stress: Finding Natural Relief

I don’t know about you, but I have had more anxious episodes during the last few months than I would desire. Between viruses, tornadoes hitting our city and everyday stress, it’s no wonder why! I recently read a description of anxiety that was very fitting to my feelings. You may identify, too.   

 
“Those of us with anxiety don’t have a single train of thought. We have seven trains on four tracks that narrowly avoid each other when paths cross. And all the conductors are screaming.” 
 
Traditional anxiety treatments focus on medication. But, the short term benefits of these drugs do not outweigh their high-risk.  
 
Anxiety medications fall under the benzodiazepines category of drugs. Have you ever heard of Valium or Xanax? They are the most well-known benzodiazepines. These are calming drugs. And, they have the highest risk of addiction compared to other prescribed pharmaceuticals.   
 

So, what are my options when feeling stressed or anxious?

 
When feeling the heavy burden of anxiety, I’ve learned that I have three options of response. 
 
  1. Do nothing and it will pass. Not the worst option. But, strong anxiety paralyzes most of us. So much so that we would prefer physical pain instead of the emotional hijacking and potential panic that ensues. And, not to mention that chronic anxiety is exhausting. Both from a mental and physical perspective. It prevents us from not only being present with those in our life but also removes our life motivations and joy.

  2. Distractions. Grabbing carbohydrate-rich foods. Alcohol/drug consumption. Sleep. Tobacco use. Or anything else that distracts the mind. Anything that could quiet the raging anxiety-dragon is an option. Methods such as these, used on the occasion, are probably fine. But, the more you rely on a short term fix, the more you dig a hole that becomes increasingly difficult to climb out from. In other words, the more alcohol you consume to feel better, the more alcohol you will need to function.

  3. Access my toolkit for calmness. Taking a natural remedy to calm my overthinking and panic has been my most reliable option. Each of these choices has a similar action within the body and brain of calming the fight or flight syndrome. After decades of experimentation, here’s my list of reliable choices:
    • CBD
    • Anxiocalm
    • GABA
    • 5HTP
    • Inositol
    • Saffron

Let’s take a closer look at each one, shall we?
 

Best Natural Stress Relievers


CBD
 

I use CBD during the day. Many times I find it a lifesaver as it works within minutes if I need calming. You must have a quality brand of CBD for positive effects. To learn more about CBD and what to look for when purchasing it, click here.  
Read more about CBD Oil here.
 

Anxiocalm

Anxiocalm is another incredible product for anxiety-stress-nervous tension and restless sleep as needed. It is fast-acting. So, it’s great to take before you do something that makes you nervous. Think public speaking or going into a job interview. To learn more about Anxiocalm, click here
 

GABA

If I wake up during the night, I take GABA to help me enter back into a deep sleep. Upon waking, take 2 capsules if needed to calm the brain.  
 

5HTP

5HTP is a natural remedy that supports serotonin levels within the brain. It can be taken daily as a brain chemistry support. I recommend taking every morning or evening to maintain mood and stronger feelings of purpose.  
 

Inositol

Inositol, if used daily, has wonderful calming effects on anxiety. One study in 20 people with panic disorders found that 18 grams of inositol each day reduced the number of weekly panic attacks by 4. That’s more than the reduction of 2.4 per week seen in individuals on anxiety medication.
 

Saffron

And, last but not least is Saffron. It is an ancient herbal remedy with impressive studies showing its possible positive effects on chronic depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder. Saffron must be taken on an ongoing basis to receive results.  
 
For those taking medications for anxiety or depression, check with your healthcare professional before beginning a new program.   
 
I’ve been steeped in holistic and nutritional information for over forty years. And, it has offered me the chance to see firsthand the miracle of nature’s pharmacy. We are so fortunate to have the choice of safe, effective, natural remedies that are well-grounded in research.
 
 
I encourage you to create your own “mood toolkit” to give you options for those stressful times in your life.   
 
Falling into the struggle mindset disconnects me from making wise choices. My intuition and intellect are only available in my life when calmness is present. These options take power away from stress and give it back to me. 
 
Also, read about Gardening as a Hobby for Mental Health
 

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Disclaimer. The information on this website and the topics discussed have not been evaluated by the FDA. Or, any one of the medical profession. And it is not aimed to replace any advice you may receive from your medical practitioner. Nutrition World assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever on the behalf of any purchaser or reader of any of these materials. Nutrition World is not a doctor, nor does it claim to be. Please consult your physician before beginning any health regimen. If you are being treated for any medical illness, check with your medical professional before starting any protocol