When I finally stopped taking lexapro after weaning down to the lowest dose for several months, my doctor warned me that I might experience some serious side effects – and I did. I couldn’t imagine what I might have gone through if I hadn’t gone off the medication gradually.
A recent health study showed that, in the United States, the rate of people suffering heart attacks significantly increases during the months of December and January, aligning with the holiday period. The study’s directors have suggested that possible culprits for this may include breaks in diets, exercise programs and excess alcohol consumption.
Holy Basil is an ancient herb that is known as ‘Tulsi’ in its homeland of India. This herb’s name literally means “matchless” and its benefits have been documented from around 3000 years ago and are mentioned in the classic Indian Ayurvedic text that deals with natural healing.
Humor reduces levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and is thought to enhance our immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. Laughter also provides a workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, and face. A joke can raise our spirits, or ease our tension. If we’re able to laugh during a stressful situation, we can put psychological distance between ourselves and the stress.
Got stress? If you don’t, you’re either living on an imaginary spa retreat, or you’ve captured life’s biggest secret. But, if you do – you’ll probably want to read on. An alkaline based diet can help balance internal stress, allow your body to easily absorb the nutrients it needs for healing, and give you energy to properly maintain your outer-world stress.