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April Is National Stress Awareness Month

Stress refers to anything physical, mental or emotional that upsets the body’s natural balance. It is an unavoidable part of our modern lives particularly where we have to deal with all the electromagnetic smog all around us such as from computers, mobile phones, power lines, satellites, as well as, pesticides, environmental toxins and waste!
Stress of any kind is majorly dehydrating to the body and this has real physiological changes depending on how dehydrated we are and will stop our cells cleansing efficiently which in turn will affect every organ and systems in the body.

Magnesium known as the anti stress mineral plays an important role in the management of stress. Eating magnesium rich foods is encouraged such as dark green vegetables and nuts and seeds such as almonds and supplementing magnesium citrate as prescribed by a practitioner. The body uses a vast amount of magnesium every day and the soil in the UK is deficient of magnesium hence it is common for organic farmers to add magnesium sulphate to the earth.
Taking Epsom salt baths (magnesium sulphate) as prescribed relaxes muscles and draws out toxicity and acidity via the skin our largest organ of elimination.

Naturopathic Nutrition can help to unravel your particular story to show how dehydrated one is and uses safe, gentle, natural techniques to support your body. Learn about which foods are challenging the body such as the deadly night shade family. The hierarchy of which grains, meats and fish are more challenging to the body. Which drinks are more dehydrating to the body the most obvious are alcohol and caffeine. Remember anything that challenges the body equals stress and stress equals dehydration. Learning about the best type of water to drink and if you are utilising the water you are drinking to cleanse the body. Relaxing activities such as Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and a daily walk would be suggested.

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