Author: Jan Oliver

How to Relieve Stress: 4 Ways to Relieve Stress

There are many ways to relieve stress. In fact, with such a plethora of ideas to choose from it could become stressful! After becoming an adult with all of the responsibilities and strains that come with it, it seems like we slowly lose our natural ability to have fun. With our hectic lifestyles, we tend to ignore our stress levels and act as if chronic stress is somehow natural. But sadly, uncontrolled stress levels can lead to physical or mental illness and cause or contribute to dangerous conditions such as high blood pressure. So It’s important to take stock...

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Stress Medicine: Good Medicine For Bad Stress

Most people recognize the difference between good stress and bad stress. Good stress helps you get up in the morning, go to work, be creative and put bread on the table. Good stress can sometimes be a challenge but it makes life interesting. Bad stress, on the other hand, can make you not want to get up in the morning! It ruins jobs and relationships and can make you ill. It raises blood pressure, for instance, and that’s just for a start. When stress starts to take over and ruin your life and health you need help. It’s all very well to take about natural health but there are times when help starts at the doctor’s office and leads to the pharmacy. So when drugs are the only practical alternative for a stress crisis what kind of help is available? Well, the days of your family doctor casually dispensing “mother’s little helper” (valium) for any difficult patch are long gone. Nowadays doctors are closely scrutinized and they feel pressured to justify prescriptions for psychoactive drugs like valium, a common tranquilizer. (This is probably for the good although slightly hypocritical when the medical profession is only too eager to addict millions to anti-depressants and even children to powerful drugs like Ritalin. It partly depends on which drugs are currently in or out of favor.) Despite many doctor’s reluctance to prescribe...

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