Dr. Berg talks about the 8 ways to relieve stress.
- Walking outdoors(lots of oxygen, low stress) vs. high-intensity with no oxygen type exercise.
- Vitamin B1– One teaspoon of nutritional yeast everyday to reduce internal stress.
- Nutrition:Herbal Adapatogens such as ashwagandha and holy basil. They help you increase your tolerance to stress and increase your ability to adapt to stress.
To learn more see https://draxe.com/nutrition/adaptogenic-herbs-adaptogens/
- Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)– helps you absorb minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium.
- Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium are the 3 top minerals for lowering stress. ACV helps you absorb these minerals that are calming.
Supporting your stomach acid with ACV allows you to absorb physiological tranquilizers found in the leafy greens, which are important for relaxing the muscles.
There’s three different parts of your body that you can tap into to extract stress.
- The upper part of the neck will pull a lot of stress.
- The adrenal area, which is in your abdomen.
- Your mid-back the location of the flight or fight mechanism is called the sympathetic nervous system.
If you work on all three you pull a lot of stress out. You can do them right before bed. Here is a search links: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=acupressure+dr.+berg
For example, How To Do Acupressure https://www.drberg.com/blog/how-to-do-acupressure-learn-dr-bergs-techniques
- Breathing exercises:
If you notice yourself in state of stress you’ll notice light breathing, you are almost holding your breath. To relax, slow down your breathing, breathe in count to five very slowly and then breathe out counting to five.
The key is the exhalation. Slowing down your exhalation indirectly causes your nervous system adrenals to chill out. If you’re trying to go to bed you can focus on your breathing.
Here is a link for the breathing exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjZQzB3BP8
Ketosis is the state of fat-burning. It’s a low stress activity for the brain and the cells. It’s a more efficient fuel source for the metabolism. Dr. Berg likes to combine this with intermittent fasting because this takes the stress way down. You actually no longer run your body on blood sugar so you don’t have the ups and downs. You can imagine how much stress comes with your high sugar or low sugar. If we could run your body on fat fuel it’s much better for the brain. It’s much better for your energy and your nervous system and to lower stress.
Here’s a free course: https://www.drberg.com/how-to-do-ketosis
Please try these eight keys to reduce stress.
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals.
This post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s, How to Relieve Stress. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaIeNseFHp4
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