Nothing Here To Stress About
I’d just like to stress that even though I know it has often been stressed that stressing about stress is more of a stress than the original stress that caused your stress, it should also be stressed that it can be quite stressful for some people to have it stressed to them that they should not stress about their stress, as some are already so so stressed that it’s hard not to stress even about stress and so, rather than stressing over not stressing, it helps to de-stress by doing things that lower stress and then you will be naturally less stressed, even about stress. I cannot stress this enough…
Here are some basic stress reduction techniques to experiment with.
1. Increase daily salt consumption.
2. Consume lots of sugar from sweet ripe fruits, fruit juice, milk, honey, and white sugar – if you’re really brave, try having a coke.
3. Drink coffee with plenty of sugar – and milk if you like – or have it with a meal.
3.5. Avoid all polyunsaturated fats, including fish oil.
4. Limit consumption of difficult to digest fibrous and starchy foods (like seeds, nuts, beans, legumes and under cooked grains and vegetables) filled with stress promoting unsaturated fats as well as other toxic substances.
5. Epsom salt baths, coffee and cocoa are effective sources of magnesium.
6. Cook starches (eg. potatoes) very well and eat them with coconut oil or butter – try limiting your intake.
7. Eat smaller amounts more regularly to keep blood sugar stable throughout the day.
8. Always have plenty of sugar (fruit, juice, honey or white sugar, etc. maybe some well cooked potato) when you eat protein. A ratio of somewhere between 2 and 4:1 is a good starting point.
9. Try to gradually increase your daily calorie intake.
10. Get plenty of exposure to daylight, and use candles or incandescent globes for evening light.
11. Have a daily sliced carrot salad with some salt, vinegar and coconut or a little olive oil.
12. Learn to use pulse and temperature as a means to measuring stress and metabolism.
13. Have a salty sugary drink (for example milk with a few pinches of salt and lots of added sugar or honey) before bed – and one ready in case you awaken during the night.
14. Try adding regular bag breathing to your repertoire.
15. Aspirin, Niacinamide, Glycine and Cyproheptadine (Periactin) are a few substances which have provided protection against stress for many.
Although this is in no way intended as a prescription or protocol – nor is it a complete list – experimenting with some (or all) of the above ideas can have powerfully beneficial effects, eventually leading to big improvements in stress resistance as well as overall health.
There are of course, a great many factors – aside from dietary – which impact upon overall stress levels, and some are more difficult to regulate than others.
Many environmental stressors are unnoticeable or at the very least unavoidable. It may not be practical or even possible to move.
It can be quite challenging to attempt to keep stressful social situations at arms length, although there are some strategies (as well as practices) which can be very useful.
On top of all of this, some are more susceptible to the damaging effects of exposure to stress, simply because of their specific – in some circumstances inherited – sensitivities which can develop as well as worsen over time.
One of the great things about dietary experimentation is that it can be possible (at least to some extent) to control the variables, and with a few simple tools – as well as an awareness of the significance of changing symptoms – measure the effectiveness of different foods (and food combinations) as a means to protection from stress and disease.
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