Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses important points concerning stress and anxiety in his article:
I don’t hear much from the self improvement, personal growth gurus about the essential physical aspects of guarding against anxiety. Usually we hear about using affirmations, NLP, hypnosis, guided meditation, and other relaxation techniques if not anti-depressants or other drugs.
Besides emotional freedom techniques (an energy psychology modality), Dr. Mercola emphasizes:
- Healthy Gut Flora
- Regular Exercise
- (NOT) Drugs
If there’s anything that most of us have time for, it’s the above three: Take probiotics and exercise regularly if you want to help yourself stay mentally healthy. Drugs eventually take us in the wrong direction, so please avoid them.
Please visit Dr. Mercola’s article for important solutions. Same as Dr. Mercola, I have also discussed in previous posts how our stomachs are like a “second brain” in terms of psychoneuroimmunology. Our gut bacteria suffers when we eat junk foods including processed meats. Considering the variety and quantity of foods of which we indulge during the Holidays, this is a good time of year for probiotics and vitamin C.