Combatting S.A.D.S. (Stressed, Anxious, Discouraged and Sleepless)


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  • Combatting S.A.D.S. (Stressed, Anxious, Discouraged and Sleepless)

    1. 1. Combating S.A.D.S. (Stressed, Anxious, Discouraged and Sleepless) Nora Weigl
    2. 2. Stress – Is it Dangerous? Is all Stress bad? Or is there good and bad stress?
    3. 3. Would you be under stress if you saw this?
    4. 4. Stress is Essential to Survival • The stress response is a built in survival mechanism. • When there is a danger to physical survival, a mechanism is triggered in our brain to optimize the body’s ability to respond to that danger. • This is a life saving response that allows us to react to the danger with maximum efficiency.
    5. 5. Stressors are “Buttons” for Stress • The difference between "stress" and "a stressor" - a stressor is an agent or stimulus that causes stress. Stress is the response we have when under pressure, while stressors are the things we respond to in our environment. Examples of stressors are noises, unpleasant people, a speeding car, or even going out on a first date. Generally the more stressors we experience, the more stressed we feel. • Our fight-or-flight response is our body's sympathetic nervous system reacting to a stressful event. Our body produces chemicals cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which trigger a higher heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, and alertness.
    6. 6. 8 Dangers of Stress 1. Difficult to control emotions c2c254d-a060-40f4-97a8-34e93aeb1468 2. Can effect a man’s testosterone levels, therefore affecting libido. (Effects of Psychological Stress on Male Reproduction: A Review A. V. McGrady) 3. Effect teeth and gum health (i.e. Grinding teeth) 4. Contributes to Premature Aging 5. Weakens Your Immune System 6. Causes weight gain – Cortisol Increase 7. Suppress pituitary function (LH, TSH) 8. Decrease the conversion of T4 to T3
    7. 7. East and West Agrees Stress is Harmful!
    8. 8. But stress does something else! “Current research suggests that stress may play a significant role in increasing the body’s requirement for a range of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E and B complex, as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, and amino acids. It is likely that stress increases the body’s requirements for almost all nutrients through an increase in cellular activity, as well as the demand for specific nutrients used in the stress response. In addition, there are many studies supporting the use of nutritional supplements in reducing the negative impacts of stress. So if you can’t reduce your stress increase your supplement level.” cycle.html
    9. 9. Super Trio & Nutri-Calm to the Rescue Stress Beater #1
    10. 10. More Occasional Stress Beaters
    11. 11. More Occasional Stress Beaters (We have a great Arsenal!)
    12. 12. Magnesium Complex
    13. 13. Nervous System Pack “the grand daddy pack”
    14. 14. Flower Essences to the Rescue
    15. 15. Stress Buster #2 (Choose One or more) • Learn to say no. • Tell yourself, “I can do this”, “ I will stay calm”. • Roll your shoulders up and around. • Make time for play. • Watch something funny to make you laugh. • Take an exercise break (take a walk, hike, golf, jog etc.) • Stand up and Stretch. • Go fishing. • Do one thing at a time. Do not multi task. • Clasp your hands behind your head and stretch. • Listen to relaxing music. ( I like Alexi Murdoch “Breathe”) • Get a massage. • Get a good night sleep. • Last but not least: Do something for someone (More happiness in giving than there is in receiving)
    16. 16. Stress Buster #3
    17. 17. Where Emotions are Held in the Body • The lungs and large intestine hold emotions of grief, sadness, guilt, regret and depression. When released and healed this area will hold qualities of courage and righteousness. • The kidneys and bladder hold emotion of fear, anxiety, holding old beliefs, failure, shame and criticism. When released and healed they will hold the quality of gentleness. • The liver and gall bladder hold emotion of anger, frustration, resentment, wanting to control, inability to make decisions. When released and healed it will hold the quality of kindness. • The heart holds emotions of impatience, arrogance, and cruelty. When released and healed it will hold the qualities of joy, honor, and sincerity. • The spleen, pancreas, and stomach will hold emotion of worry, sympathy, over thinking, obsessions. When released and healed it will hold the quality of fairness. • Small intestine and heart hold stress, agitation, lack of joy, inability to receive love. • Thyroid, circulation and sexual hold lack or joy, lack of self worth, feeling of not being wanted.
    18. 18. Are you Anxious? anx·i·e·ty aNGˈzī-itē/ noun noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties 1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    19. 19. Anxiousless, Magnesium Complex and Gaba Plus
    20. 20. Discouraged?
    21. 21. 9 Steps to Overcome Discouragement 1. Pray 2. Read the Bible 3. Make time for play. 4. Watch something funny to make you laugh. 5. Take an exercise break (take a walk, hike, golf, jog etc.) 6. Spend time with someone that isn’t negative 7. Go fishing. 8. Get a good night sleep. 9. Last but not least: Do something for someone. (More happiness in giving than there is in receiving)
    22. 22. Sleep Aids • No “Screens” for an hour before bedtime • Earplugs, if noise is a problem • Electrical tape over lights on power adapters, computers, electronics. • Don’t eat for 2 hours at least before bedtime, preferably 3. • If caffeine sensitive, limit caffeine
    23. 23. Nervous Fatigue TCM, Herbal Sleep & Nervous System Pack
    24. 24. Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose health & happiness.