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Stress and how to stay healthy

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

A subject I wanted to touch on because of the time of year that it is, as we get closer to the holidays and the end of the year stress can be increased, for both for children and adults.

If stress is a common factor in your life then this time of year can tip you over the edge and make everything feel overwhelming. Its important to stop and give yourself moment in the stress to relax and bring yourself back to the present moment. By doing this your reduce the stress and the impact it has on your health.

Stress can be divided into four types.

Firstly, there is everyday benign stress, the mild stress that stimulates us to get on with things. Nobody likes paying bills but the consequences of not doing so would certainly lead to worse stress, so we do them! This sort of stress motivates us.

The second is healthy stress – having to meet deadlines, having to speak in public or, on a more physical level, competing in a race or competition. This is the sort of stress that makes us do things we might not particularly want to do but having done them we have a sense of achievement and satisfaction that is extremely good for us.

The third is acute stress – resulting from the shock of, for instance, a burglary, a sudden bereavement or a road accident etc.

The fourth might be called malignant stress – for instance, the anxiety, frustration and unhappiness resulting from an unsatisfactory marriage or relationship, having chronic financial problems, having to look after a difficult, disabled or ill relative or having a chronic or disabling illness oneself. It can lead to mental or physical disease.

Stress effect everyone a little differently some of the common symptoms that occur when stressed:

Getting irritable easily

Feeling overwhelmed

Difficulty slowing your mind



Low energy

Digestive issues

Chest pains

frequent cold and infections


Meditation is a fanatic tool in bringing down stress, even just 5 mins a day and dramatically help you in bringing down your stress levels. Improving sleep and anxiety. Mobile phone apps like insight timer can be very helpful in providing a range of meditations.

Diet and Lifestyle

Making sure you continue to eat nutritious food, fresh and un processed. stay away from stimulant and fatty foods which don't support the body.

Make sure you take out even a small amount of time each week for you, read a book, listen to music or do something you want to do.

Get enough sleep and good quality sleep.


Reiki can be very relaxing and help you release the stress, a reiki season will help ground you and bring you back to the present moment releasing stress and bringing on relaxation.


Some remedy to keep in mind, of course in homeopathy it will depend on the type of stress and how it effects you.

Nux vomica -overworked, taking on too much, overdoing it with stimulants and overeating. Headaches frontal "stress headache". Irritable and angry at small things.

Byronia- stress about your business or money, deep insecurity about not having enough money and if there is any uncertainty in work this insecurity can be increase 10 fold. They get pain and stiffness in the body and headaches.

Ars album - time pressure is a big problem for someone who needs this remedy. They become stressed about being late. Any minor symptoms of illness is stressful as they begin to believe it could be something more serious.

Ignatia - An good remedy for grief when there is a death in the family or you have received bad news. Lot of weeping and sadness in this remedy.

If stress is caused by anxiety or other emotional area in your life its important to address these with constitutional remedies. These remedies match your current state of health and will stimulate the body as needed to help you recover.

Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies. The information displayed in this post is to be used as information only, always keep professional advice before starting any medication.

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