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What are some natural methods to reduce stress?

Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Natural medicine has many methods of offering safe and effective anxiety relief that can help people avoid medications like Xanax and Paxil. Exercise has been shown to decrease stress levels and help mood, as well as many medications. Strategies such as increased water, whole foods, and meditation can change a person's physiology to lower stress hormones. Specific nutrients such as vitamin B6, niacinamide, tryptophan and theanine can work on the same mechanisms as the medications, but with a lower side effect profile. Passion flower, St. John's wort and Kava kava have hundreds of years of historical use to calm and center.

No need to pop a chill pill. There are some effective non-drug ways to reduce stress. Learn about some natural ways to get calm by watching this video featuring integrative medicine specialist Dr. Tasneem Bhatia.

Some natural methods to reduce stress include managing your perception of stress/being more positive, exercising, improving your diet and getting more sleep. Watch psychologist Jeffrey Gardere, PhD, share some natural stress-reduction strategies.


Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Stressed out? Yoga might be for you. Watch Dr. Oz and his yoga teacher, Steve Ross, discuss the benefits of yoga and demonstrate the best yoga poses for calming your nervous system and relieving stress.

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