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Stress and Natural Health Care

This Week at Yellow Gazebo: Friday, April 17th 2015

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Come and See Richard Speak! On April 23rd from 1pm to 3pm, Richard will be presenting to the North Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Ave., Toronto.   Now continuing with  a summary of the great posts relating to stress that we shared this past week:   Mindfulness Meditation Could Lower Levels Of Cortisol, The Stress Hormone According to this article, more research is drawing a clear link between mindfulness meditation and lowered stress. A study in the
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This Week at Yellow Gazebo: Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Our Spring Natural Health Newsletter is finally out! Check out the great articles, podcasts and videos, click here: Now continuing with  a summary of the great posts  relating to stress that we shared this past week: " How Stress is Making Your Allergies Worse" By Nina Elias According to this article, the key to experiencing less frequent or less intense seasonal sniffles could be as simple as mellowing out. Preliminary research published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology finds allergy sufferers with persistent stress
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Massage Therapy and Boosting Your Immune System

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You probably know that massage therapy can help to relax your muscles, improve your sleep, and even reduce your stress levels, but did you know that it can also help to boost your immune system? It's true! In fact, stress and the effect it has on your immune system is a big reason why massage therapy can be so beneficial for helping you fight off colds and the flu. But that's not the only way massage helps boost your immunity;
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Stress and Fertility

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Since stress has become such an important figure in today's modern society, it's no wonder that an abundance of it can have an impact on your ability to conceive. You may have been told to 'just relax and let it happen', assuming stress is the culprit, but that's easier said than done. Especially when the stresses of life don't just go away – it's one thing to try and adapt, but more often than not it takes a rather different
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5 Ways to Cope With Stress During Pregnancy

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Being pregnant causes all kinds of physical and emotional changes inside of you, and the thought of an impending labour, not to mention a dramatic life-change, can certainly cause even the most relaxed person at least a little bit of stress. And so you focus on doing things like eating well, exercising, and following the advice of your doctor or midwife. But being able to cope with the stress of it all often lands on just you, and it can
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5 Calming Scents

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Sometimes all you can do to relax is sit down and do... nothing. Well, when you're doing that, here are a few scents you can perhaps partake in – either in essential oil form, food form, or otherwise. The more natural, the better, so avoid chemically-created scents that mimic what you're after. And be sure when using essential oils to start with very small amounts – some can be dangerous when inhaled to excessive degrees. Children, and women who are
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6 Calming Foods for Stress

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You might respond to stress by eating more, eating less, or eating the same but poorly. Next time you're feeling stressed, try to incorporate these foods, and see how they make you feel! 1. Avocados. Incidentally very low in pesticides, these creamy beauties are a great source for good fats as well as a good source for fighting stress. Avocados are high in vitamin E, folate, and glutathione, an antioxidant. Good advice is sticking to smaller amounts because they do
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Stress and Tension Headaches

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With stress such a common issue in life today, it's no wonder that more and more people are complaining of tension headaches. In fact, what you may know of as 'tension headaches' are frequently being referred to now as 'stress headaches'. But what causes these headaches, and how can they be treated naturally? Tension headaches are indeed the most common type of headaches, and may appear only once or twice a month, daily, or anywhere in between. The majority of
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Stress and High Blood Pressure

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You won't necessarily develop long-term high blood pressure from chronic stress, but reducing your stress levels can certainly help to prevent many disease states, including one with blood pressure issues.  In addition to feelings of emotional discomfort when you're under stress, your body produces extra stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol.  These are the hormones released during the 'fight or flight' response, and in short intervals are harmless (in fact, they're necessary to help us get away from or fight off
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3 Easy Stress Relief Exercises

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Need something quick and easy to do so that you can just relax a little?  And maybe you also need something that you can do in the car or where your computer is not available (or perhaps 'not wanted' for that matter!)?  Well, here are 3 easy exercises that you can do on your own (or with a friend, if that helps) to enable you the ability to let go of some of the stress weighing you down.  Rule #1:
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