stress

  1. WIPE OUT this ‘X’ factor for chronic disease

    Forget the waves of the coronavirus if you can.

    Because the REAL “next wave” of health struggles related to the pandemic has nothing to do with the virus itself.

    It’s something else, something happening right now… bubbling just beneath the surface.

    And it could be happening to YOU!

    When it comes to everything from infection risk,… to chronic disease… to heart attack… there’s an “X” factor that doesn’t get enough attention.

    So today, let’s change that. Let’s fix it.

    Let’s find the X factor, bring it under control and ensure you NEVER face the frightening toll of this hidden public health crisis.

    Control the SECRET risk factor

    Everyone is AWARE of this one.

    But most people ignore it!

    It rarely gets recognized as the major factor that it is, maybe in part because it’s so common and so pervasive… especially now.

    That factor is stress.

    Whether it’s from a year of COVID-19 panic… political aggravation… workplace issues… family difficulties… money woes… health problems… or anything else, that stress isn’t just some “mental” issue.

    It can lead to genuine inflammation, throughout the body.

    That inflammation is a key factor in the risk of… well… just about everything, from pain to disease to infection to death.

    Now, new research reveals one easy action you can take to bring levels of stress plunging – and it’s not in scented candles or yoga or anything of that nature.

    This one’s much more practical.

    Take a probiotic!

    These healthy bacteria are the unsung heroes of brain health and mood support, helping to crank out the key neurotransmitters that keep everything in balance.

    And in the new study, probiotic supplements helped enhance those bacteria enough to make a noticeable difference.

    In this one, researchers put a specific strain called L. paracasei​ up against a placebo in 120 healthy adults.

    Over five weeks, the folks who got the real supplements reported lower levels of stress overall.

    Already good – but here’s where this gets really interesting: The HIGHER the stress levels someone had before the study began… the BIGGER the benefits they enjoyed from the supplements!

    And along with lower stress, these same high-strung volunteers also reported improvements in their overall perception of their own health and even some benefits related to sleep.

    There are other ways to handle stress: sleep better… relax more… exercise… and herbal therapies such as rhodiola and/or ashwagandha.

    But it’s clear there’s also room for a probiotic in the picture – and given the other benefits to these bacteria, including better digestion and stronger immune function, I always encourage these supplements anyway.

    The only note of caution I’d add is that this study looked at a single strain, the

    1. paracasei​ I mentioned earlier, which is well and good but probiotic health is about more than one strain.

    Look for a blend that contains multiple beneficial bacteria, especially the strains that have been tested in human clinical trials such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium species, and avoid the supermarket and discount store stuff (most of it’s garbage) and look for a high-quality formula instead.

  2. Stress can trigger deadly heart condition

    URGENT: Holiday stress HURTS your HEART! (How to STOP it)

    It’s Christmas Eve, and time for one last check to make sure everything is in place for the big day.

    I hope it’s a joyous one for you and your family…

    But let’s face it: getting here was a challenge!

    All the planning… running around… and spending adds up to a lot of something else:

    STRESS!

    That’s why today I want to give you a way to help prevent stress from spoiling your holidays.

    I’ll show you three of the best all-natural stress-busters around that’ll work tonight… tomorrow… on New Year’s Eve… or any other day!

    3 holiday stress-busters to PROTECT your HEART

    Before we get to the stress-busters, I want to make sure every woman out there takes a look at a new study…

    It’s stress-related, and seeing it is extremely important for your health – so let’s get right into it.

    The study focused on a condition called myocardial ischemia (aka MSIMI), which is when you have heart disease and blood flow starts to slow.

    It slows not just because of the disease itself, but also because of STRESS.

    And the study finds women are about a third more likely to suffer from MSIMI than men.

    That, in turn, means stress is more dangerous… and DEADLIER… for women.

    That’s bad enough.

    But the study goes even further, revealing the reason this condition packs so many extra risks in women...

    See, women with MSIMI tend to have what’s known as microcirculatory dysfunction.

    In plain talk, it’s when the essential small blood vessels around your heart start to break down, which is what leads to that sluggish blood flow -- and all of the risks that come with it.

    This ENTIRE breakdown is triggered by stress!

    That’s why it’s critical to take a breather.

    Easier said than done?

    Here are three stress-busting tips that will help:

    • Ashwagandha: This botanical therapy has been used for centuries to bring calm and ease stress, and cutting-edge studies show why. It’s PROVEN to slash serum levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It’s great on its own, but even better with a mix of B vitamins.
    • Rhodiola rosea: This natural herbal remedy, also known as golden root, is proven in more than 200 studies to ease both mental stress and the physical toll stress takes on your body. And in a 2017 study, rhodiola rosea was shown to have a significant impact in as little as a week!
    • Prayer: Never forget the most natural stress-buster of all… A few moments of quiet contemplation in His presence is often enough to put it all in perspective, especially here in the Christmas season.

     

  3. Stress can cause permanent heart damage

    How a little stress can damage your heart The sad truth is that the end of the holidays can often come as a huge sigh of relief for many people. Too much planning, eating, and -- let's face it -- spending can suck some of the joy right out of the season. Ladies, that stress can hit you a whole...
  4. Stress can trigger unhealthy changes in your gut

    How to fight off stress this holiday season Is there a better time of year than December? The weather is cool... the food is delicious... and everyone is just a little bit nicer as we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Entire wars have been paused just to honor the savior! But while this is a time...
  5. Stress blocked with Rhodiola rosea

    Fight stress with nature's 'chill pill' It's tough to relax these days. Even on a day like Labor Day, when you're supposed to kick back, you can have so much on your mind that it can be downright impossible to truly feel at ease. Sure, summer's ending, and that means the summer heat is fading fast. But in its place...
  6. Stress is a battle for millions

    The REAL answer to stress, anxiety, and mood problems I don't know if it's politics, global tensions, or just plain changing times... but there's a LOT of stress out there. And most folks have no clue how to handle it. The result? Many people are like walking time bombs. They're ready to explode with anger on the outside... or hold...
  7. Stress-busting vitamins can help with your holidays

    Stress can ruin the coming holidays – but these common, safe and inexpensive vitamins can dial it down so you can enjoy the season.
  8. Stress can undo benefits of healthy fats

    Stress can do so much damage in the body that it can actually reverse the effects of healthy fats and set the stage for damage in the arteries.
  9. Stress can speed growth of cancer

    Stress can kill you in a very real sense, causing deadly cancers to spread six times faster in the body.
  10. Dealing with stress can save your life

    People who argue a lot, especially those who argue a lot with family, have a higher risk of an early death. Learn some quick tips for heading those disagreements off at the pass.
  11. Chronic stress triggers allergies

    Chronic strees the part of allergies that's within your control Spring is in the air, and with it comes everything else -- and not just baseball and barbecues. Pollen and other allergens are also out in force, turning spring into allergy season for tens of millions of Americans. But it's not just what's floating around in the air that's making you miserable. Continue reading →
  12. Controlling anger could save your life

    An angry outburst can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke by up to seven times in the two hours afterward, new research finds.
  13. Chronic anxiety could trigger a stroke

    Chronic anxiety can increase your risk of a stroke by up to a third, according to the latest research.
  14. Benefits of exercise prevent depression

    A little exercise today can help prevent depression tomorrow, according to a new study.
  15. Exercise helps when dealing with stress

    Exercise can kick off a reaction in the brain that can help fight stress -- even later on, when you're not exercising, according to a new study.
  16. Post-traumatic stress of heart attack and stroke

    Heart attack and stroke can leave behind more than just physical damage. They can also cause post-traumatic stress disorder, which can increase your risk of death later.
  17. Why migraine meds don't work

    Up to 80 percent of all migraine patients get little to no relief from medication.
  18. Women and the benefits of multivitamins

    Multivitamins can help improve the mood, beat stress, fight fatigue and more, according to new research.
  19. Signs of stress can kill you

    Stress can be as bad for you as one of the worst habits of all: New research finds it can increase your heart risk to the same extent as smoking.
  20. Beat the causes of depression

    Many cases of depression are really just cases of poor nutrition -- and fixing the diet can also cure the depression.

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