Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thought for the Day

In my small "cleaning frenzy" this weekend I found a couple of articles on stress that I had torn out of the magazine Woman's World. The magazine reports that a British study showed that you can erase up to 65% of your anxiety triggered jitters and replace them with feelings of bliss simply by flooding your brain with TWO minutes of positive images of things you love - - your friends, your family, your dog, bouquets of pink roses, anything you feel passionate about. "When you focus all your attention on positive thoughts, you instantly dampen your production of cortisol and other harmful stress hormones," explains Larina Kase, PsyD., from U of Penn. Bonus: You'll also banish sleep woes that go hand in hand with anxiety & stress

The other thing to watch out for is High Fructose Corn Syrup. That stuff is in EVERYTHING! Read labels - do what you can to keep it out of your diet. And take minerals - (calcuim, magnesium & zinc). They soothe and nourish your adrenal glands, reduce inflammation and blood pressure and ease muscle tension. Together these can also lower cortisol levels. (Cortisol has been found to trigger a host of health problems including obesity, heart disease and MEMORY FADE!) *Maybe THAT'S my problem...too much cortisol is causing "CRS"...

Don't forget to visit with your friends. Venting to a trusted friend may reduce your cortisol production by 400%.


Nancy K. said...

That's IT! I'm not over-weight! I just have too much Cortisol!!!


Tina T-P said...

Hey Nancy - If we were sheep or cats, we could say, "We're not plump, we're fluffy" :-) T.