The popular idea of stress in relation to human health is often described
as an unpleasant mental or emotional experience, as when people say they
are "stressed out". This expression relates primarily to the idea of
prolonged or sudden and intense stress, which can have unpleasant effects
on the body, impairing the ability to function, and even harming health.
However, the biological concept of stress is much more broadly defined as
any challenge (physical or psychological) that requires an organism to
adapt in a healthy manner. In other words, responses to stress can
sometimes be of benefit when the organism is strengthened by the
experience. Many health problems have been associated with various kinds of
sudden or long-term stress, including alcohol abuse, asthma, chronic
fatigue, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, fibromyalgia, headaches,
heart disease, high blood pressure, indigestion, and many others. The
discussion below focuses on reducing the effects of excessive, unwanted
Prescription for Natural Cures
James F. Balch
Super Prescription #1
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Take 2 Caps of this synergistic stress relieving
formula daily. This combines numerous nutrients to help
balance your system.
Super Prescription #2
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A deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids may contribute to
behaviors associated with unhealthy responses to
stress. Take 1,000mg to 1,500mg of DHA (an omega-3
Super Prescription #3
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Tyrosine is an amino acid used by the body to produce
certain adrenal stress hormones and chemical messengers
in the nervous system. Taking a supplement of 100 to
150 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight helps preserve
mental performance during physically stressful
Super Prescription #4
Flax Seed Oil
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A good source of fiber and alpha-linolenic acid (an
omega-3 fatty acid) that influences hormone production.
Take 30 grams of ground flaxseed a day.
Super Prescription #5
Multivitamin – High Potency
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A good multivitamin-mineral supplement will provide
benefits that alleviate the effects of prolonged
stress, such as improved concentration, better mood,
and less fatigue.
Super Prescription # 6
Probiotics / Dophilus
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Stress is understood to have a detrimental effect on
the balance of intestinal bacteria.
Super Prescription #7
Calcium / Magnesium
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Calcium and magnesium are known for improving mental
and physical measures of quality of life in healthy
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studies for Stress / Anxiety
- Stomach problems
- Racing heart
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
Flax seed is a good source of fiber and alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3
fatty acid) and is a major source of lignans that may influence hormone
function. It can help reduce the blood pressure-elevating effect of mental
stress and reduce stress-related changes in fibrinogen, a blood component
associated with increased risk of heart disease. Eat a healthful diet
filled with lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Foods to Avoid
Drinking alcohol can reduce feelings of stress, but using alcohol regularly
in response to chronic stress or repetitive stress can lead to an unhealthy
While cigarette smokers often describe their habit as relaxing, smoking is
associated with increased stress levels, and stopping the habit eventually
results in reduced feelings of stress. Exercise has long been thought to
have potential benefits to mental health and stress reduction, however,
exercise can be stressful when it is intense or competitive. People who
improve their exercise habits develop changes in their mental attitudes
that are associated with better resistance to stress.
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