Stress and chemical-induced food!

Lethal combo?

Stress and all the toxic chemicals we put in our bodies make a lethal combination, But how do you avoid it?

Stress and or chemically induced food, are enough to cause many breakdowns in your body but when you combine the two you’re almost certain to have high blood pressure heart disease, and a list of other problems, that can be avoided.

There isn’t an easy method but here are a few ways to help with avoiding the danger that stress and toxins do to our bodies.

First, we all have stress but taking time to meditate or practice yoga, is great for our mind and body. If you don’t care about doing either then find something that calms you and puts you in a zen-like state of mind.

Second, our eating habits almost always need improving. Gather up a couple of recipes that make foods you rarely eat, sound tastier. Remember, avoid sugar as much as possible, eat more greens. Alternative for potatoes, try sweet potatoes, you can mash them, and even make French fries, (baked) sometimes you just need to get a little creative.

Planting a garden and growing your food is a definite way to ensure your food is grown chemical-free and using heirloom seeds, to ensure a pure plant (free of GMO’s) Not only will you have food that is healthy to eat you will be amazed how much better everything taste.

Third try to limit soda, tea, and coffee. (Any sweetened drinks) Drink more water, if you don’t like plain water get a couple of different fruits and vegetables, to infuse into your water. There are different methods of infusing. I like to chop a cucumber and some lime then add to a pitcher of water, then refrigerate for a few hours then strain the ingredients from your water. This option may not give you enough sweetness, I like it a little more sour than sweet. To sweeten your water use sweet fruit.

I almost forgot I know for me just sitting at the park or the lake, calms me because I enjoy the beauty of nature. Before Covid 19, Wow, it’s been more than a year. We would camp for the weekend with family and friends, cook out, swim, and just relax and enjoy. Now I enjoy the memories. Connecting with nature is almost spiritual.

Last but not least, try aromatherapy. I like to use diffusers in the house all the time, but it sure is nice to climb into a tub with some essential oils and Epsom salt. The Epsom salt has magnesium and in times of stress, your body probably could benefit from it.

Don’t forget to give thanks to your higher power. Get plenty of sleep, eat right and stay hydrated.

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