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  • Writer's pictureMaria Tinoco

What do you know about stress?

In my previous post, I mentioned the formula to improve intestinal health and wellbeing and recommended some actions to enhance the first variable, A (Good and diverse nutrition).

The formula: A (good nutrition, diverse) + B (less stress) + C (good sleep) + D (adequate movement) = good health.

Many people talk about stress, but do you know how stress impacts your body and what to do about it?

In this post, let's tackle the second variable, B (Less stress)


Has it happened to you, or have you met someone who apparently has no reason to be stressed but is surprisingly diagnosed with a chronic disease or neural dysfunction?


In general, we think of stress as emotional. This is the feeling you experience when facing some real or imagined challenges and have a hard time dealing with them, creating anxiety, nervousness, or a sense of being overwhelmed.

Other types of stress affect us as much as the emotional, and they must be considered to preserve our overall health and wellbeing. These are physical stress, intense physical activity, or overexertion. And chemical stress, environmental pollution (pesticides, herbicides, toxins, heavy metals, electromagnetic fields), viral, bacterial, or fungal agents.

Any one of them can trigger a cascade of events that can bring undesirable consequences such as chronic diseases or neurotoxicity. Still, there are also many strategies and things we can do to manage or altogether avoid them.


Here some of the strategies you can apply to relieve emotional stress and tips to avoid chemical and physical stress.


1. Emotional stress: the feelings, generally associated with finances, work, relationships, the environment, and are what we feel as real.

  • Stay connected with friends, they can offer emotional support. Useful when you feel overwhelmed by an external situation where you don't see a way out.

  • Take 15-20 minutes to intentionally try to reduce your stress to refocus and rethink. You can do it by breathing and meditation to lower the brain waves, try to distract yourself by watching something funny, smile. Just a short time can help reduce anxiety and give you clarity and peace.

  • Use the havening psychosensory technique. It generates Delta waves from the brain. The sequences of repeated relaxing touches on specific upper body parts, lateral eye movements, and distracting visualizations, have calming effects on our thoughts and feelings. See how it works here.

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise reduces the body's levels of stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol and stimulates the production of mood-enhancing endorphins. It provides a calm feeling, decreases depression, and reduces stress.

  • Use progressive muscle relaxation, anxiety-reduction technique that involves tightening and relaxing different muscle groups in the body learning to monitor and release unwanted tension and release anxiety. See how it works here

Whichever strategy works for you, the secret is to consistent daily practice.


2. Chemical stress: is experienced by our cells when exposed to environmental or microbial toxins and expressed as internal inflammation.

  • Eliminate or reduce from your diet; refined sugar, refined flours, vegetable oils (corn, sunflower), processed foods with synthetic additives, and corn-antibiotic fed animal protein.

  • Pack your diet with colors and flavors of organic fruits and vegetables (if possible); olive oil, ginger, spices such as turmeric, omega-3 food sources, and grass-fed animal protein.

  • Reduce toxic cleaning products with ammonia, chlorine, and butoxyethanol.

  • Use BPA-free plastic products (Bisphenol-A) or better yet store your food in glass containers.

  • Reduce the use of canned foods.

  • Reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF).

3. Physical stress: mainly related to overexertion.

  • Consider your physical abilities. When exercising or doing physical work, don't overdo it. Increase your exercise capacity; slowly.

  • If you need to lift heavy objects, follow the proper procedure, check here, and use appropriate tools to avoid injuries.

Be kind to yourself in every way

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