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10 Natural Tips To Beat Chronic Stress

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"If you really knew what was happening to you when you are stressed, you would freak out. It's not pretty," I said during the 2013 Third Metric women's conference. I wasn't exaggerating. Chronic
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6 Ways to Dissolve Stress

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This week, I list its top six recommendations for ways to cope with, manage and diffuse stress to counteract the negative effects it has on the way you look, feel and behave.
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Marine Essentials's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:27 PM

Stress is a HUGE factor in many illnesses. 
Please take a moment to read this, and implement a few changes to reduce your stress levels ASAP. 
 

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8 Tips To Stay Healthy When You're Crazy Busy

8 Tips To Stay Healthy When You're Crazy Busy | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
I've been an adult college student for the last four years, so I know what it's like to be a responsible adult student trying to keep up with kids half her age while staying healthy at the same
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So, how can a person succeed at school, balance family life, work life, and still stay healthy?

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Hot Under the Collar? 5 Foods to Soothe Your Mood | Wake Up World

Hot Under the Collar? 5 Foods to Soothe Your Mood | Wake Up World | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
Anger is a strong emotion that can also wreak havoc on you physically – muscles tighten, heart rate and blood pressure increase, and skin flushes. In contrast,

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Stress creates acid in your body. Counter it with alkaline foods.

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7 Simple Steps to a Stress-Free Career

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Do you feel like you’re always stressed on the job? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Some 83 percent of American workers say they often feel stressed at their jobs. If this isn’t bad enough,
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Reactions to everyday stressors predict future health

Reactions to everyday stressors predict future health | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems -- it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to new research.

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Meditation: The Secret to Fighting Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm - Huffington Post

Meditation: The Secret to Fighting Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm - Huffington Post | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
Meditation: The Secret to Fighting Stress, Anxiety and OverwhelmHuffington PostThere is something I've been meaning to tell you HuffPost readers. And my husband. And my mom. And my friends. So here goes...
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Acid Alert: 5 Ways Stress Damages the Body

Acid Alert: 5 Ways Stress Damages the Body | The Basic Life | Scoop.it

Stress hormones disrupt the pH balance in your body.

 

Not only does acid build up in your tissue from habitual the muscle tension, shallow breathing and poor circulation that comes from chronic stress, secondary effects surface from the choices people make when they are under stress.

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Meditation Tips: Soul Consciousness and Awakening Innocenceme - Huffington Post (blog)

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Meditation Tips: Soul Consciousness and Awakening InnocencemeHuffington Post (blog)Practice seeing everyone as a 1-year-old. The innocence and purity that will emerge in you will brighten your day and give you a new perspective on how you ...
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How Caffeine Could Prevent You From Losing Belly Fat

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Do you have some fat around your mid-section that seems to be stuck? Have you tried working out and dieting, but nothing seems to work? Believe it or not, your morning cup of coffee may be to blame.


I was once a coffee addict too. It started in college when I pulled a few all-nighters, and the habit stuck ever since. It wasn’t until recently that I was diagnosed with having a food allergy to coffee that I quit for good, and now I understand the caffeine and belly fat connection.

This is how it works: when the body experiences stress, either in the form of taking in caffeine from coffee, tea or energy drinks (or from that boss that drives you crazy) cortisol is released in the body, as well as norepinephrine and epinephrine. The body goes into the “fight or flight” response, which means blood rushes away from your stomach and to your arms, legs and even your brain so you can be alert and "run away from the predator.”

Digestion slows down, the reproductive system slows down and the elimination system slows down because you don’t need to digest, reproduce or go to the bathroom when running for your life. If a person drinks a lot of coffee or is under a lot of stress, then there is this constant level of cortisol floating around in the body. 

Cortisol causes weight gain, specifically in the belly area, for several reasons. First, digestion is slowed down. Second, the body increases insulin levels in case we need that extra energy to run from a “predator.” Over time, the body becomes resistant to this constant increase in insulin, which could lead to weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes.

Eventually the adrenal glands get tired, which are the glands that release hormones like cortisol in response to stress (they are only about the size of a walnut). Over time, the body can’t bring the cortisol levels back down to normal, which can lead to an increase in belly fat. This is why, if you have an excess layer around your middle, you may need to check your caffeine habit.

Since I’ve quit caffeine, not only have I lost belly fat, I’ve lost weight, I wake up with energy—not groggy, and I’m not carrying excess water weight. It’s really been a fascinating journey. If you’ve had a coffee habit for a while and drink several cups a day, you may want to wean yourself off slowly. Try to cut out one or two cups, or switch to a half caffeinated/half decaf. You may still experience slight headaches, but just know that is the body detoxing itself and the headaches will pass.

I once had a client go from drinking 16 cups of coffee a day to one or two by weaning himself off slowly. Now that’s progress!

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How Caffeine Could Prevent You From Losing Belly Fat

Understand the underlying struggles to losing belly fat from a Chicago personal trainer.7/20/2015 9:30 AMMichael Moody Fitness


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Most people think caffeine helps you to lose weight. Not true!

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5 Ways Stress is Killing You

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Do you really know what your body is going through when you get stressed-out?

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Eating raw vegetables, doing mild exercise and staying hydrated by drinking alkaline water will protect your body and keep you strong and healthy so you can better deal with the everyday challenges of life.

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What do we know about magnesium?

What do we know about magnesium? | The Basic Life | Scoop.it

The body can not produce magnesium and must be taken daily with food. Research, however, suggests that the supply of magnesium is often not sufficient. In the body of an adult man, the average weight of about 70 kg, is about 20 grams of magnesium, of which about 65% is stored in the bones and... http://awesome-body.info/know-magnesium/


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Magnesium is an alkaline mineral your body needs:


Symptoms of magnesium deficiency

irritability

depression

anxiety

impaired memory

muscle tremors

convulsions

nausea

vomiting etc.. 

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6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling the pressure like whoa? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a four-hand spa massage. Turns out all we need is a pair of healthy(ish) lun...

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Oxygen alkalizes in a flash!

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Richard Haddad's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:18 AM

Le stress est un état très fréquent, peu de gens y échappe . en ce qui concerne la nutrition, l'obésité, le gros ventre et ce que l'on appelle le syndrome tri métabolique ,   le stress en est l'un des principaux facteurs de déclenchement par son action sur le X eme nerf ou nerf pneumogastrique  qui va alors stimuler le coeur( palpitations), l'estomac ( aigreurs) et surtout ici le Pancréas qui va alors secréter de l'insuline à  forte dose d'où transformation exagérée des sucres en graisse et donc apparition à la longue d'une obésité .

mais aussi stimulation des fibres intestinales et alors y a t'il modification du MICROBIOTE ?? 

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Take a deep breath – scientists working on a stress breath test

Take a deep breath – scientists working on a stress breath test | The Basic Life | Scoop.it

Most of us are able to let other people know that we’re stressed, simply by telling them. For people such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s, however, it can be difficult to express such a thought. That’s why UK scientists at Loughborough University and Imperial College London are developing a new test that can determine someone’s stress levels by analyzing their breath.

 

 


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Benefits of Abhyanga (Self-Massage)

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Blog post at The Detox Diva : The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work.

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Alkalize Your Body: Natural ways to beat stress

Alkalize Your Body: Natural ways to beat stress | The Basic Life | Scoop.it

Last week on the Basic Life Blog, we learned how chronic stress damages your body--creating an acidic enviroment that fosters disease and accelerates the aging process.

This week, H2O Alkalizer lists its top six recommendations for ways to cope with, manage and diffuse stress to counteract the negative effects it has on the way you look, feel and behave.

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Energize Your Life by Alkalizing Your Body!

Energize Your Life by Alkalizing Your Body! | The Basic Life | Scoop.it
Do you need a cup of coffee in the morning to get yourself out of bed? Do you find yourself craving food at odd times of day? Does your energy level seem to be waning with every passing month or ye...
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