Every day, while the media is solely focused on the coronavirus, another deadly condition is going largely unnoticed.
I’m talking about chronic stress.
Multiple studies have linked stress to chronic inflammation—the precursor to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and many other chronic diseases.
And a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals conclusive evidence that implicates stress in the development of dozens of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
This shocking research is exactly why Dr. Marc Micozzi believes that lowering your stress levels is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
And fortunately, Dr. Micozzi recommends several natural ways you can ease your stress and significantly reduce your chances of developing chronic diseases…
Three easy ways to de-stress today
Dr. Micozzi recommends these three easy steps to lower your stress levels:
Dr. Micozzi recommends getting some light physical exercise a few times a week. For instance, a 20-minute brisk walk is perfect. And he adds, “If possible, walk outside, which will reduce stress even more.”
- Enjoy a few drinks
Research shows moderate alcohol consumption significantly reduces stress. So, go ahead and enjoy a glass of wine (or two) with dinner, most nights of the week.
- Take a high-quality B complex supplement daily
Dr. Micozzi highlights a study from Canada in which flood victims—people under a lot of stress—had much lower stress scores if they took a daily B vitamin, which wards off stress and decreases inflammation.
He says, “Look for a high-quality vitamin B complex that contains at least 50 mg of B3 (niacin)—if it’s got plenty of niacin, chances are it will deliver the other Bs, too.”
How to harness your mind-body connection
In addition to these three easy steps, Dr. Micozzi recommends pursuing a mind-body treatment, such as hypnosis, relaxation, biofeedback, acupuncture, or yoga. These natural approaches can work wonders to reduce stress.
In Dr. Micozzi’s view, the mind-body connection to stress is obvious. As he points out, “We’ve all experienced physical symptoms from stress, like chronic fatigue, digestive distress, and higher vulnerability to the common cold and flu.”
The one drawback to mind-body treatments is that they don’t work for everyone. For instance, you might try acupuncture or biofeedback with no results, and then find that yoga is your perfect stress reliever.
To help cut through this confusion, Dr. Micozzi recommends using his simple Emotional Type Quiz to determine which natural approaches will work best for you.
Dr. Micozzi worked with psychometrics researcher Michael Jawer to develop the quiz, which is inspired by the Myers Briggs scale—a personality test used by many corporate human resource specialists.
In his research, Dr. Micozzi found that a variation of this sort of personality testing can help predict who will respond best to what types of mind-body therapies.
Using just 18 questions, Dr. Micozzi and Jawer created their survey that determines how you might respond in various situations. And that can help you predict which mind-body technique will work best for you.
You can take Dr. Micozzi’s Emotional Type Quiz here.
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