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Today I spoke to group of people about stress. We talked about how Biodots can help you become aware of how many times we are stressed throughout our day. After using the Biodots, they were surprised by how often their bodies were under stress, even though their heads said “I got this.” 

Each time you have stress, your heart rate and breathing speed up, muscles tighten, blood pressure goes up, and digestion shuts down so we don’t have the digestive enzymes we need. Our thinking becomes more focused and we operate on the fight or flight channel (sympathetic nervous system).

Our other channel is the rest and digest channel (parasympathetic nervous system). This allows the body to rebuild and repair. We need time, sleep and nutrients to do this. Both parts of the nervous system are important but most of us have our pedal to the metal. No rest, poor food choices and we begin to experience physical burnout making fatigue the number one reason people go to the doctors. In addition, two thirds of us are overweight, depression and hormonal issues begin to plague us. There is a huge connection to stress and women’s health issues, like breast and ovarian cancer, as well as heart disease.

 I hear many women say, “I have stress but I have it under control.” Whether you have it “under control” or not, stress is wreaking havoc on all systems and it will show up one way or the other.

We have a three-pronged approach to reduce the impact our modern lives are having on the quality of our lives

1. Eat Well:  Keep your blood sugar balanced. Start by eating a breakfast with 24 grams of protein, like a Shaklee Life Plan Shake and then throughout the day eat 5 small meals with protein and fiber together. Research shows that people who do this eat fewer calories during the day. Then reduce sugar in your diet. Did you know that the average person eats 22 teaspoons a day of sugar, equivalent to 250 calories, mostly found in processed foods? The American Heart Association recommends 6 teaspoons a day.  Start by eliminating processed foods that are high in sugar like cereal, salad dressings, and bread. If sugar is one of the first 3 ingredients, it is 50% sugar. Sugar worsens the damage stress does to the body and can affect how you feel and handle things daily.

2. Take Daily food Supplements (not chemical like the Centrum type):  We burn through nutrients under stress. Replenish these nutrients specifically.

  • B-Complex: The “stress vitamins” often recommended for depression, PMS, mood swings, irritability, nervousness, fatigue, mental confusion, sugar cravings, hypoglycemia, anxiety attacks, cracks on the corner of your mouth, low immunity and hair loss. B vitamins are depleted by sugar, alcohol, mental and physical stress, processed foods, and caffeine. Essential to normal weight, B vitamins convert food to energy and during weight loss, fats to energy.
  • Sustained Release Vita-C: Lost under stress, it is an antioxidant that offers protection from colds, viruses and infection AND many of us do not get enough vitamin C from our diet.
  • Optiflora – Because “bad” bacteria in our intestine can cause excess gas & bloating, weaken our immune system, and increase our risk of cancer AND Optiflora prevents those problems by providing a regular source of “good” bacteria, which crowd the “bad” bacteria out of our system. Stress reduces our good bacteria leaving us open to infection from viruses.
  • Essential Omega-3 Complex: Because studies have shown that populations that consume fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a very low risk of heart attack and stroke AND clinical studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce at least three of the major risk factors associated with heart disease. It is also known to be used for depression. Did you know our brain is composed of good fat?
  • Unsure of what to take from above? Vitalizer is a comprehensive program which addresses all our lack of nutrients we lose while being stressed.   

 To personalize your profile, fill out our assessment form and we can recommend a program specifically for you. I can also help identify areas of concerns like digestion, sugar issues, and adrenal fatigue, which are a result of stress.

3.  Learn to Breathe to balance your nervous system
Have stress in your head? Teach the body to reduce the chatter of stressful thoughts by simple breathing practices. Alternate Nose Breathing balances the right and left brain, regular practice can teach the body not to overreact to each stressful event and damage the body.

For any woman I recommend a Fresh Start cleanse. The Fresh Start Cleanse is a food/supplement program that is  about cleansing and then rebuilding the body. 

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What can a Fresh Start do for you? It can kick stress right out of the body. It is a comprehensive program about food, supplements, sleep, exercise and water. It can clear your head and make you feel fabulous, have more energy and lose a little or a lot of weight.

Watch the 23 minute video: http://www.freshstartprogram.info  password: fresh start

Then take the Fresh Start 5 week challenge: What can that do for you?

It can give you a burst of energy, give you bragging rights and take decision and willpower out of the equation when stress depletes your desire to live a healthy lifestyle (cravings etc).

Don’t delay! May 16th is the beginning of the next challenge, prizes for all who participate and stay involved. Email me to get started and make your life more balanced and stress-less!

 In the meantime, Live Life With Zest!

Join me in at the Saratoga Public Library this weekend!

(change of venue)  RSVP to dianamaltz@gmail.com

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