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5 Natural Remedies for Stress

by Marie Couture ND 19 Jul 2024
5 Remèdes Naturels Contre le Stress - La Boite à Grains

We've only just come out of summer, and vacations already seem a long way off... With the arrival of autumn, a general drop in energy can be felt, with the added bonus this year of the stress of the ongoing pandemic, which brings with it complicated and uncertain organizations that generate physical and mental fatigue. Add to this the imminent arrival of the cold season and the changeover to winter time, and you've got another layer on top..4, 5

We can improve our lifestyle by paying attention to iron deficiencies, particularly in women. If we look at our diet, autumn brings an abundance of harvests, with their wealth of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It's important to have a good supply of proteins and fewer fast sugars, for a healthy, energizing diet..4, 5

Sleep, for its part, offers us an anti-fatigue strategy for complete recovery, both physical and psychological. To avoid irritants, it would be a good idea to review bedding, lighting and sleep rhythms.

If our lifestyle is tiring, we can ask ourselves about our physical activity, stress, consumption of stimulants, pressure at work, etc..4, 5

Stress comes in many forms

Symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbance, functional pain and a drop in blood sugar levels are all signs that can give us cause for concern..4, 5

Control generates stress

When we set ourselves high standards and take everything to heart, constantly thinking about it, always being in control and in command, then it's more than an overload of tasks to perform, it's how we interpret and react to them that leads to exhaustion. Lack of flexibility and letting go. When we fail to solve a certain number of problems, our organism remains constantly on alert and becomes exhausted..4, 5

Self-confidence and emotions

Far from being a fair assessment of who we are or what we can achieve, self-confidence is a state of mind, which varies, and therefore also conceals certain emotions such as hypersensitivity, depression, shame, fear, etc..4, 5

Rather than masking the effect of stress, it's better to pinpoint its sources, uncover stress factors and the way we deal with them, and identify what we can control and what is beyond our control.

Making room for letting go

  • Embrace your emotions
  • Taking a step back
  • Staying in the present
  • Accepting generosity
  • Making wishes come true
  • Sharing pleasure 2, 4, 5
  • Believe in your potential, identify negative beliefs
  • Setting goals, accepting failure and working on your communication skills make it possible to reverse the tendency to control.

What's more, you can benefit from a number of approaches, such as relaxation and/or meditation, sports, art, martial arts and so on.

5 natural stress remedies from New Roots Herbal

Providing the body with essential nutrients and improving neurological and mental function play an important role in managing chronic stress.

5 natural stress remedies: L-theanine

Visit L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea that has a relaxing, non-drowsy effect. It reduces stress-induced tension while keeping you alert. It helps maintain concentration, thereby improving learning and alertness. As such, it promotes good quality sleep without a direct sedative action. It calms repetitive thoughts.

Visit L-theanine is invaluable for students at exam time, hyperactive people and those with attention deficits. In short, it promotes a balanced mood.6

5 natural stress remedies: Ultra Stress B

Vitamins from B complex complex vitamins are the foundation of daily supplementation, since they are responsible for a large number of bodily functions, including carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, as well as ensuring the integrity of our nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.

The chronic stress of the pandemic is just one example of how important it is to be well supported by adequate supplementation. And more, Ultra Stress B is presented in a highly bioavailable coenzyme form (active form) with vitamin C to support the nervous system and adrenal glands, which are in great demand during periods of stress.3

5 natural remedies for stress: Chill Pills

Chill Pills is a product comprising a complex of B vitamins and L-theanine with adaptogenic plants such as Ashwagandha, rhodiola, holy basil, passionflower, oat straw, astragalus and magnolia.

An adaptogen is a plant that helps the body modulate its response to physical and mental stress. Adaptogens can have various effects, including supporting the proper functioning of the adrenal glands.

Chill Pills is a synergy of B vitamins and herbs that help support and even normalize the activity of the adrenal glands, for good days and nights..1, 3

5 natural remedies for stress : GABA and vitamin B6

The GABA is a widespread chemical messenger in the brain. It is the main central nervous system inhibitory neurotransmitter naturally produced by the body. Its function is to decrease nerve activity in the neurons to which it binds. Some researchers believe that GABA also plays a role in the ability to control fear and/or anxiety, which manifests itself as neuronal overexcitation. The vitamin B6 is a precursor of GABA. Together, they help promote temporary relaxation.6

5 natural remedies for stress : Reishi

The Chinese call it "the mushroom of immortality". In Chinese herbalism, it is highly esteemed and used as a tonic.

Mushroom of immortality, the reishi has been considered a plant of longevity in Asian cultures for 2,000 years. Visit reishi from New Roots contains active compounds, including triterpenes and polysaccharides, which offer numerous benefits for calming nervousness, combating insomnia and stimulating the appetite.

New Roots Herbal offers reishi in capsulesin powder but also in slices to make herbal tea. You can add reishi slices to a soup recipe..7

Cultivating a sense of letting go is anti-stress! 

About the author

Marie Couture, Certified Naturopath

Specialized in :

  • Digestive disorders
  •  Inflammation
  • Hormonal problems
  • Stress management

References :

  1. Gillson George MD, PhD, Marsden Tracy BscPharm, Hormonal therapy can be safer and more effectiveRocky Mountain Analytical Corp, 2004, 182 pages.
  1. Tomasella Savario, behind the wall flows a riverÉditeur Guy Saint-Jean, 2019, 263 pages
  1. Feed your brain to manage stress. Fleurir, Dr. Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Dr. Heidi Fritz, MA, ND
  1. Stress and fatigue. Le Figaro Santé, Dominique Servant(Psychiatrist)
  1. Fatigue? Ça nous fatigue, Le Figaro Santé, Aline Richard Zivohlava
  1. https://lecerveau.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_04/d_04_m/d_04_m_peu/d_04_m_peu.html
  2. https://www.passeportsante.net/fr/Solutions/PlantesSupplements/Fiche.aspx?doc=reishi_ps
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