I understand how stressful the holiday season can be. These are a handful of recommendations you can try for increased stress.
1) The ‘Holiday’ eating plan:
For 1-2 months the following foods must be eliminated – sugar (white, brown, and “raw”), honey, molasses, corn syrup, maple syrup, dried fruit and fruit juices.
Minimal alcohol, drugs, tobacco, & caffeine.
Omega 3 Fish Oils should be taken daily. Ask me about your personal dose.
Increase vegetable consumption as much as possible.
2-3 pieces of fresh fruit max per day is allowed. Make sure at leasy one serving is a berry.
After 1-2 months if you feel much improved, small amounts of honey, molasses, dried fruit, and fruit juice, are allowed. But until then 100% compliance is very important.
If you buy prepared food – read the labels carefully – if it has sweetening don’t get it. Breads can be made using unsweetened applesauce or sweet potato to make the yeast rise. Many pocket breads, chapattis, essence bread, don’t use any sweetening.
The stricter you are the better and faster your results will be. During the first one or two weeks on this diet some people (usually the more severe cases) go through what I call withdrawal. Symptoms can include irritability, feeling edgy, craving sweets and feeling like you’re going crazy. If this happens, please grin and bear it and it will eventually pass and then you will improve rapidly. Your body is doing without chemicals it is addicted to, and in the beginning it is a hard transition. With patience and determination, you will successfully pass through.
2) Try to trace the problem down to its cause and if at all possible eliminate the cause.
3) Get an extra hour of sleep each night.
4) Order the Standard Process Adrenal Packets from the office.
5) Dress properly for warmth and health. Wear gloves if it’s cold out.
6) Don’t fast.
7) Stay off medications containing cortisone and epinephrine. If on them consult with a holistically oriented physician to help you wean yourself and strengthen your glands.
8) Stand in the shower with your back facing the spray and have it beating down on your adrenals (just above the kidneys). Do 3 minutes of the hottest water you can stand followed by 30 seconds of the coldest, once daily.
9) Cup your hand and tap hard on the skin overlapping the adrenal glands for 2 minutes daily (above the kidneys on your back side).
10) Eat fresh parsley daily. The gel inside the aloe vera plant is also helpful.
11) Get weekly adjustments for the next 6 weeks.
12) Rub vigorously for 1 minute 3 times a day the reflex point located 2 inches above and 1 inch to the side of the umbilicus. There is one point on each side (rub both) and they will probably be tender if the adrenals are stressed.
13) During stressful times lie down and relax and place your hands on your forehead over your eyebrows. Stay like that for 5-10 minutes. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Practice ‘belly breathing’ during this time. It will be very calming.
14) Get out in the fresh air and let the fresh air circulate in your house. Air charged with negative ions is healing to the adrenals. This air is abundant in the forest, seashore and mountains.
15) Get out in the sunshine. The latest research suggests that sunlight striking the skin produces small amounts of epinephrine. This could help an overworked adrenal.
16) The proper amount of melatonin secretion by the pineal gland may aid the adrenals in combating stress. Getting to bed early is helpful for optimum production.
17) Schedule a weekly 30 minute Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) session for the next 6 weeks.
Think of other ways to decrease stress.
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