Dr Oz: Stress Remedies
Do you stressed out all the time? With daily pressures, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Doctor Oz says stress is the #1 thing that ages you. On today’s show, Dr Oz showed you how to blast through your toxic stress with delicious foods and remedies to calm your body such as Suma Extract, the Triple A Stress Blasting Salad, Saffron Tea, dark chocolate covered cranberries, Geranium Essential Oil and Herbal Concepts Neck Wraps. Also: check out some Dr Oz recipes to kill that toxic stress.
Dr Oz: Suma Extract
Annette, an audience member, played beat the clock all day long. She ran around trying to get everything done before picking up her daughter from school. When she goes to bed, she’s wound up and found sleeping difficult.
To help with stress, Dr Oz says take 500 mg of Suma extract (aka Brazilian Ginseng) 2 x per day. This traditional medicine helps the body buffer stress.
Triple A Stress Blasting Salad Recipe
Annette said that when she was stressed out, the first thing she went for was the leftover bag of chips on the countertop. Dr Oz suggested something different (and healthier)
Dr Oz: Triple A Stress Blasting Salad
¼ C sliced almonds
½ C asparagus
½ C avocadoes
Herbal Concepts Neck Wraps Review
Herbal Concepts Neck Wraps combine aromatherapy, which is valuable to de-stress. The neck wraps also have a soothing affect. To use, throw the wrap into the microwave for 1 minute. Place on the neck muscles to help relieve tension. The little bit of weight of the wrap will help pull the shoulders down.
Stress Relieving Stretch
Isolate the muscle where you store the tension. This stretch targets the lower back, neck and shoulders.
-Stand with feet apart
-Grab hands behind back (or hold a towel)
-Lean forward and relax shoulders and allow the neck to go limp. This opens up the shoulders.
Dr Oz also discussed his favorite ways to blast away a bad mood, which included;
Dr Oz: Geranium Essential Oil
To help relax, place a drop onto your finger. Rub it behind the ear in a counterclockwise motion. This relaxes the neck as well as the entire body.
Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries
For a yummy way to help blast a bad mood, Dr Oz suggested dark chocolate covered cranberries. The dark chocolate is an anti-oxidant and the cranberries are full of manganese, which increases serotonin to help boost your mood.
Dr Oz: Saffron Tea
Saffron has been used for years as a mood enhancer. Try drinking a hot cup of saffron tea before bedtime (or anytime you want to relax.) Add a few drops of honey for natural sweetness.