Beware Stress…

 

Or It Will Bury You!

 

Drawing of a zebra looking at its haunches and noticing its black strips slipping off him says "I think it's stress!!".

The good news is that it’s manageable.

In the right circumstances, stress serves a life-saving function in our lives. When facing something that can eat you, stress takes the form of that “fight or flight“, energy/adrenaline response that, hopefully, would deny the predator a nice soft meal.

Although most of us will never face an animal predator (other than a human, per chance), life still presents us with predatory circumstances.  An overbearing spouse, or boss, unruly kids, financial woes.  Traffic! And so, stress is one of our most serious health problems, and it effects every function of the body.

The litany of chronic diseases that stress is thought to have a contributing role is long: Depressing the immune system, elevating brood pressure and cholesterol, causing inflammation and obesity, headaches, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and cancer.

Whew!

According to Julian Whitaker, M.D., it’s important to support the adrenal glands during stressful times. He suggests a high potency multiple-mineral, vitamin C, a vitamin B-complex, and adaptogens Korean (Panax) ginseng or Siberian ginseng.

Among many supplements considered useful to reducing stress, Thinker’s Edge is an interestingly named product that contains the doctor’s suggested ingredients, and a kitchen sink’s worth of others as well.

Here’s what I take to help keep me calm in the face of adversity:

ProSAMe This is truly a marvelous supplement —  it’s a triple threat.  SAMe can help elevate mood, support healthy joints and liver function.  It’s one of those supplement that I can subtly feel when on or off it.

Arctic Select Krill Oil This form of omega-3 is absorbed faster and more efficiently than that typically found in fish oil. Arctic Krill Oil supports heart health and cell membrane integrity.  Fish oil’s beneficial effects on health has been widely studied and accepted.

Read this post about how London taxi driver’s reduced stress levels by ingesting fish oil.

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Supplement Disclaimer

Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.

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Joe Garma
 

I help people live with more vitality and strength. I'm a big believer in sustainability, and am a bit nutty about optimizing my diet, supplements, hormones and exercise. To get exclusive Updates, tips and be on your way to a stronger, more youthful body, join my weekly Newsletter.

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