Holiday Stress: Who doesn’t have it this time of year?
The holidays are undeniably a stressful time of year for most everyone. Racing around shopping, baking and parties can put you over the top. Health problems or loss of a loved one can decrease the enjoyment of your plans.
Here are a few tips to help you survive the hustle and bustle and potential excessive emotions.
For Anxiety and Depression:
Theanine Serene with Relora (Source Naturals) is a more comprehensive supplement containing the amino acid L-theanine, to support relaxation and focused attention, and the calming neurotransmitter GABA. It also features magnesium to support muscle and nerve relaxation, holy basil leaf extract lifts mood and Relora to gently soothe away the tension in your body. This combination helps with anxiety and depression. Take 1 tablet 2-4x day.
For Stress and Anxiety:
Calm & Calmer (Lifetime Vitamins) is a supplement that combines different nutrients. L-Theanine which is an amino acid found in green tea and extracted out. It helps to calm the mind of racing or stressful worrying thoughts to help you feel less overwhelmed. Relora is an herbal combination that calms the adrenal rush leading to panic attack, out of control type feelings. This adrenaline rush often precipitates panic attacks. Calm and Calmer is great for all stressful situations without making you sleepy.
Anxiety Soother liquid (Herb Pharm) For those who don’t like pills! Designed to support your body’s response to moments of occasional and mild anxiety. Calming, relaxing, soothing and mood elevating. Proprietary extract blend: 625 mg Kava rhizome with root, Passionflower flowering herb, Bacopa herb, Albizia bark, Lavender flower and Lavender essential oil. Other Ingredients certified organic cane alcohol (66-76%), distilled water & certified organic vegetable glycerin. Dilute in water & or juice.
Relax-o-zyme (Enzymatic Therapy) is a somewhat more potent natural relaxer which contains premium extracts of valerian, passion flower, and hops. These herbs are combined with nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which are important for proper nervous system function. It is particularly beneficial for stress that causes neck and back tension/tightness or tension headaches. It can be very helpful for getting a better relaxed sleep.
For Elevated Excitability or Worrying thoughts (also safe for children and pets):
L-Theanine 100mg is an amino acid found in green tea and extracted out. It helps to calm the mind of racing or worrying thoughts without making you sleepy. In fact, it helps to make you more focused, less distracted and overwhelmed. We have found in our practice to be safe with most medications and safe for children and pets too. Theanine can also help you sleep (although it does not cause sleepiness) as it calms your thoughts before bed, thus allowing you to fall into a natural sleep. Capsules can be opened and mixed with food or beverages.
Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower) is a combination flower essence for children and adults that helps to diminish overwhelming emotions, particularly when they are unpredictable. It is handy to carry around with you in your pocket or purse. Just few drops in the mouth or topically as often as needed. It also comes as a lozenge and cream. Best of all you can’t overdose on Rescue remedy and it is safe for any age and does not interfere with medication.
Take a deep breath and know you can get through the festivities! Sometimes you just need a little extra help.
Wishing you all the very best!
Jane Jansen Holistic Practitioner Tree of Life Wellness Center 508-336-4242
Host of Holistic Healthline Radio