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

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