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  • 2. Definition of Stress
    • A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.
    • Stress Begins with Perception
    • Stress chemicals are released whenever the brain perceives a stressful experience (whether real or imaginary)
    • Change your perception and you change your stress level
  • 3. There are 3 Stages of Stress
    • Stage One: Alarm Phase
    • Stage Two: Resistance Stage
    • Stage Three: Exhaustion Stage
  • 4. Alarm Phase
    • Medulla in brain triggers the sympathetic nervous system
    • Hypothalamus and pituitary release ACTH to stimulated the brain cortex
  • 5. Resistance Stage
    • Person resists causes of stress
    • Nutrients start to become depleted, glands weaken
    • Person feels chronically stressed, starts to tire
  • 6. Exhaustion Stage
    • Nutrients become depleted
    • Adrenals become exhausted resulting in low levels of DHEA and cortisol
    • Person feels “burned-out”
  • 7. Stress is Regulated by Chemical Messengers from the Nervous And Glandular Systems
    • The Nervous System Creates the initial, but short-lived reactions to stress
    • The Glandular System creates the longer lasting reactions to stress
  • 8. Seven Keys to Stress-Less
    • Breathe Deeply
    • Avoid Caffeine and Other Stimulants
    • Avoid Sugar and Other Simple Carbs
    • Exercise Regularly
    • Feed Your Nerves
    • Supplement with Adaptagens and Nervines
    • Practice the Relaxation Response
  • 9. Stress-Less Key #1 Breathe Deeply
    • The diaphragm is the only muscle in the body that is under both conscious and unconscious control
    • Learn to pay attention to your breath and you can learn to soothe your own nervousness, fears, anxieties, etc.
    • Breathing Pattern for Relaxation is Slow Deep and Even
  • 10. Benefits of Deep Breathing
    • Relieves pain and reduces inflammation
    • Alkalizes the pH
    • Centers the emotions
    • Calms the sympathetic and activates parasympathetic nerves
    • Pumps the lymphatics
  • 11. Stress-Less Key #2 Avoid Caffeine and Other Stimulants
    • Adrenal Stimulants
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Cola drinks
    • Guarana
    • Chocolate
    • Constantly stimulating the adrenal glands causes faster nutrient depletion
    • Creates an acid pH environment
    • Coffee alone can cause adrenal exhaustion
  • 12. Stress-Less Key #3 Avoid Sugar and Other Simple Carbs
    • Why are Simple Carbs Bad
    • for the Adrenals?
    • Adrenals perceive low blood sugar as a threat and kick into gear to bring up blood sugar
    • When blood sugar spikes as a result of simple carbs, it falls just as rapidly
    • The adrenals kick into gear to bring blood sugar back up
    • If this happens in the middle of the night you may get a surge of adrenaline which wakes you up and keeps you up making it difficult to fall asleep again
  • 13. Stress-Less Key #4 Exercise Regularly
    • What are Stress Hormones For?
    • They are designed to gear the body up to take physical action
    • That’s part of the problem with modern society – we aren’t always able to physically act in stressful situations
    • Moderate exercise helps us “burn off” stress hormones and “unwind” from stress
  • 14. Stress-Less Key #5 Feed Your Nerves and Adrenal Glands
    • Nutrients Needed by the Nerves and Adrenals
    • B-Complex vitamins
    • Vitamin C
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Cholesterol & EFAs
  • 15. Supplements for the Nerves and Adrenals
    • B-Complex
    • Nutri-Calm
    • Cellular Energy
    • Pantothenic Acid
    • Adrenal Support
    • Distress Remedy
  • 16. Stress-Less Key #6 Supplement with Adaptagens and Nervines
    • Nervines help calm the sympathetic
    • and activate the parasympathetic nerves
    • - Nervine Herbs
    • Hops
    • Valerian
    • Skullcap
    • Kava Kava
    • Passion Flower
    • Chamomile
    • Lobelia
  • 17. Adaptagens
    • Adaptagens reduce the output of ACTH from the
    • pituitary and help to reduce the output of stress
    • hormones from the adrenal glands
    • Eleuthero Root
    • Korean Ginseng
    • American Ginseng
    • Schizandra
    • Suma
    • Rhodiola
    • Maca
    • Gotu Kola
  • 18. Specific Products to Help You Stress-Less
    • Nutri-Calm
    • Stress-J
    • Chinese Stress Relief
    • Mood Elevator
    • Herbal Sleep
    • Nerve Eight
    • Nervous Fatigue Formula
    • Suma Combination
    • Adaptamax
    • Nature’s Cortisol
    • Adrenal Support
  • 19. Stress-Less Key #7 Practice the Relaxation Response
    • Methods of Relaxation
    • Meditation
    • ThetaHealing
    • Deep Breathing
    • Yoga
    • EFT
    • Tai Chi
  • 20. Creating The Relaxation Response
    • Sit or lay down in a comfortable position
    • Starting at your toes tense and then relax the various muscles in your body, working your way towards the head
    • Once you have relaxed your body start breathing slowly and deeply
    • Create a single focus for your verbal mind, such as counting your breath or repeating a single word ( such as “one”) or phrase over and over again
    • This “bores” the logical (verbal) part of the brain and causes it to quiet down, allowing the intuitive (non-verbal) part of the brain to become more active
    • This changes brainwave patterns and activates the parasympathetic nerves
    • *Developed by Herbert Benson, MD President, Mind Body Medical Institute and Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 21. Benefits of Meditation
    • Decreases respiratory rate.
    • It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
    • Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
    • Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
    • Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
    • Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
    • Builds self-confidence.
    • Increases serotonin production which influences mood and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
    • Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
    • Helps in post-operative healing.
    • Enhances the immune system.
    • Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
    • Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.
  • 22. Essential Oil Recipes for Relaxation
    • Bath Salts
    • Soothing
    • 4 drops Lavender
    • 2 drops Geranium
    • 1 drop Chamomile
    • Mix into 1/3 cup Epsom Salts
    • Relaxing
    • 5 drops Bergamot
    • 3 drops Marjoram
    • 3 drops Lavender
    • Mix into 1/3 cup Epsom Salts
    Adrenal Remedy 4 drops pine 2 drops lavender 1 drop Roman chamomile Combine with a couple drops of oil and rub into adrenal reflex points (back)
  • 23. Essential Oil Recipe
    • Cinnamon-Spice Holiday Mist
    • 2 oz. Nature’s Fresh
    • 2 droppers Distress Remedy
    • 6 drops Cinnamon
    • 2 drops Clove
    • 2 drops Chamomile, Roman
    • 5 Drops Lavender
    • 4 drops Red Mandarin
    • 3 drops Lemon
    • Combine essential oils and Distress Remedy into a 2 oz.
    • amber glass bottle. Next, add in the Nature’s Fresh and
    • shake well before using.
    • This formula is great to relieve holiday stress, support the
    • adrenals, nervous and glandular systems and to add spice to
    • your holiday festivities.
  • 24. Benefits to Becoming an NSP Member
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    • Sign up as a member and receive 40% off retail
    • price with a $40.00 purchase. No fees and no
    • minimum purchase per month.
    • Generous rebates based on purchase amount.
    • Free educational Webinars from NSP with
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    • To become a member contact whoever invited to this webinar.
  • 25. Thank you for Attending “Relax to the Max” 7 Keys to Improve Your Health by Reducing Stress
    • We are here to answer any questions you may have about Natural Health and Nature’s Sunshine Products
    Paige Rennekamp, CNHP [email_address] 303-757-8673 Deb Kitt, N.D., CNHP [email_address] 303-678-5444