Everyday life is stressful enough without adding the extra work, obligations and fun of the holiday season.    Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with added Holiday Stress.  Then you’ll get more of what the holidays are really about: family, love, community and laughter!
Laughter is the Best Medicine
When things get tense or you are feeling overwhelmed, look for the humor in the situation. One friend, uses a “cue” word when his thoughts get the best of him. Harry will walk around the house saying “carrots” and soon he’s forgotten what he was obsessing about. Incidentally, Harry is a clinical psychologist dying of brain cancer!
Get Extra Sleep
Even if you’re not someone who sleeps a lot, don’t shortchange your body the rest it needs from real sleep.  At least twice per week, force yourself to get into bed ½ hour earlier than usual and turn out the light without turning on the TV.  Additionally you might consider an herbal tea before bedtime or an herbal supplement such as our Sleep-Tite.

Sleep-Tite is a natural herbal sleep aid formulated to rejuvenate and restore by assisting the body in initiating and maintaining a deeper sleep. Sleep-Tite is a blend of 10 all-natural herbs, including California poppy, passion flower, valerian, and skullcap. These herbs help maintain healthy sleep cycles because of their calming effects and ability to relieve muscle tension. Additional ingredients, including hops, celery seed and chamomile all provide a generalized calming effect and are especially helpful in supporting a healthy digestive system. In addition to these calming herbs, Sleep-Tite also contains feverfew, an herb that influences synthesis of prostaglandin and release of serotonin. By utilizing this unique blend of herbs to aid in the effective initiation and maintenance of sleep patterns, Sleep-Tite can be consumed by adults, thereby promoting physical and emotional well-being in a safe, active manner. Sleep-Tite has been listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference® (PDR®) for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements, the authoritative reference for health care professionals for decades.

Add Omega-3 to Your Diet
Studies have shown clear links in stress reduction as a result of eating a diet high in Omega 3 fatty acids.  These are the good oils found in fish such as salmon.  There are reasons for this link.

Eating fish oils triggers the body’s release of Prostaglandin whose function is the regulation of the immune system that fights stress.  Omega-3 also helps the body naturally maintain healthy levels of serotonin.  Serotonin controls the emotional response and creates a sense of well-being.

Further, Dr. Oz, the physician from TV fame, suggests that mental acuity is enhanced with Omega-3’s.
By having increased alertness and ability to solve problems, the brain can be less taxed, and we feel less stress. 

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Due to concerns about high levels of mercury and other heavy metals in the fish highest in Omega-3, we recommend a high-purity supplement that is easy to take.

WINOmeg3complex is a highly purified pharmaceutical-grade 88% omega-3 ethyl ester supplement, scientifically formulated for maximum benefit to the body’s normal inflammatory response. Only WINOmeg3complex provides a high concentration of 60% EPA, ideal to restore the body’s imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Free of dangerous toxins and clinically tested to surpass all international standards for freshness and purity, WINOmeg3complex has three times the EPA and DHA potency of health food grade fish oil. This high concentration and optimal EPA to DHA blend is enhanced with natural lemon oil in the soft gel capsule for great lemon taste. One WINOmeg3complex soft gel capsule supplies 540mg of EPA and 160mg of DHA. The ratio of EPA to DHA is 3.3 to 1; a balance many experts believe is optimal for good health.