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The Stress Quick Fix list is a super quick reference list for the best remedies for stress, anxiety and depression.

It lists  quite a few different protocols from essential oils to herbs and flower essences… but it is not an exhaustive list, by any means.

Use it as your launchpad into your own complementary cures for anxiety and perhaps even depression.

Please feel free to add your own remedies and essential oils in the comments.

And don’t forget to share it with those that need it. Thanks!

STRESS Quick Fix :: Essential Oils

Chamomile Essential Oil

Rose Otto Essential Oil

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Vetivert Essential Oil

Lemon Balm Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil

Valerian Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

And then there’s essential oils with sequiterpenes like Frankincense Essential Oil and Sandalwood Essential Oil.

Sequiterpenes help carry oxygen to the brain where they stimulate the limbic system, which is the part of the brain that’s responsible for emotions. This then calms anxious thoughts and quiets the feelings of anxiety.

There are more than 10,000 types of sesquiterpenes which are constituents in a number of essential oils.

May be it’s the sesquiterpenes in Black Pepper Essential Oil that help to alleviate the desire, or need, to smoke…? But, I would have not been able to quit, after 41 years of committed filterless roll-up smoking if it weren’t for Black Pepper Essential Oil!

Sesquiterpenes effectively calm anxious thoughts and reduce feelings of anxiety.

Essential Oils With Sesquiterpenes

There are other essential oils with sesquiterpenes in them, but all of the ‘big hitters’ are in this list.

Cedarwood Essential Oil 98%

Vetiver Essential Oil 97%

Spikenard Essential Oil 93%

Sandalwood Essential Oil 90%

Black Pepper Essential Oil 74%

Patchouli Essential Oil 71%

Myrrh Essential Oil 62%

Ginger Essential Oil 59%

Frankincense Essential Oil 8%

STRESS Quick :: Fix Flower Essences

Have you ever heard of Rescue Remedy? Well, this is a flower essense that helps with abrupt shocks, but there are 48 remedies in total, all of which can help with worry, anxiety and depression.

We don’t recommend the widely available Bach Flower Remedies as these are not made in the way that was intended. Instead we recommend the International Flower Essences, which are made exactly as intended.

Bathing In :: Mineral Baths

Bathing in Epsom Salts, or Dead Sea Salts & Himalayan Pink Salt does wonders for the mind and body. these restorative baths, or foot baths, can relieve nervous tension and help lift anxiety and depression by providing the body with vital nutrients.

Epsom Salts are particularly ideal for those that are deficient in Magnesium.

STRESS Quick Fix :: Herbs

Kava – calms anxiety, stress, as well as restlessness. Also aids to reduce insomnia.

*Certain proponents advise caution with this herb due to perceived negative effects.

Hawthorn – which is also great for the heart! I personally feel this is a very female tree, and it’s certainly one of my utmost favourites. I feel it is a tree with the ‘crone’ energy coarsing through it… but, I am sure your own research will give you different ideas around this marvellous tree.

Damiana – used to treat headache, depression, nervous stomach, and constipation (which is the metaphysical signal that we are unable to ‘let go’), as well as boosting and maintaining mental and physical endurance. it also assists with bedwetting.

STRESS Quick Fix :: Vitamins & Minerals

B Complex

Magnesium

Fish Oil

STRESS Quick Fix ::Adaptogens

Adaptogenic herbs really heal the adrenals cope when uder acute or chronic stress. One of the side affects of thsi action is to remove the physical feelings of stress… but they don’t stop the stressful thoughts from happening. You need to work on those.

Worry never had a positive outcome. In fact, the only outcome from worrying is that you compromise your health!

So! It’s time to get disciplined and stop those worrisome thoughts by adopting amore philospical outlook.

It’s important to remember that there are many outcomes to a difficult situation. One of them will be the worst outcome. But, believing that this is the outcome you will achieve is folly… because…

May Be Yes

May Be No

Only time Will Tell

Ashwaganda

Rhodiola Rosea

Siberian Ginseng

Tulsi, or Tulasi :: Holy Basil

There are more adaptogenic herbs… just do a search in Google to find the best one for you…

*My personal favourites are Ashwaganda and Tusli.

STRESS Quick Fix :: Foods

Good fats are vital for a healthy nervous system. If you don’t eat enough good fats you will suffer from anxiety.

Too much sugar and caffeine cause anxiety, so cut them out or reduce their consumption.

Root vegetables are grounding and help sooth frayed nerves.

Greens, especially green leafy veggies are brilliant for nervous stress. They have magnesium in them, amounts a bunch of other vitamins and minerals, that help to restore balance to our systems.

Glueten-free oats for men are particularly soothing, but their benefits aren’t wasted on women either… just make sure you’re not intolerant.

*Used as a poltice, or in a bath, for raging eczema and psoriasis they even calm the skin!

*Avoid comfort foods! Sugar and dairy will make you more stressed!

STRESS Quick Fix :: Breathing

Check out the amazing breathing exercises towards the end of the article entitled Morning Detox protocols to learn how to get out of the ‘fight or flight response’, and get into the parasympathetic nervous response, where we are clam and peaceful and enjoy uplifting thoughts.

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