Stress Support Supplements

Stress Support Supplements

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and, it’s the most stressful for many. 

It doesn’t matter if your stress is from the demands of work or due to family- we can all be stretched thin throughout the year, especially during the holidays.  Lucky for you, there are supplements that can assist your nervous system and your adrenal glands, which both respond to stress.  When our stress loads stay high, we use nutrients like B vitamins for fuel.  When we couple that stress with eating sugary and starchy foods, we utilize even more B vitamins to clean up the metabolic waste products.  Adding B vitamins or even adding minerals or glandular support to re-feed your body can be like filling up your empty gas tank on your car.  These nutrients can keep you functioning better!  Here are three supplemental supports for stress that you might have or can request at your next health visit.

Cataplex B is an energizing blend of B vitamins that help boost your energy when you feel sluggish.  Especially if you eat some sugar over the holidays, you might find yourself feeling tired shortly afterward- Cataplex B can help.  Adding Cataplex B to your day and increasing your dose as directed by your practitioner can help decrease fatigue and refuel your engine!

Cataplex G is a calming blend of B vitamins that help you to relax when you feel wound up.  This tends to be more helpful if you get so nerved up around the holidays that you find yourself feeling tense or “stressed out.”  Adding an increased dose of Cataplex G as directed by your practitioner can help you keep your calm this holiday season. 

Min-Chex is a combination of B vitamins, minerals and glandular support.  When you’re burned out, run down, and you just feel like you need help to be energized but also need help to calm down, Min-Chex is here for you!  Follow the instructions from your practitioner to increase your Min-Chex dose to help you get a good night sleep and to help you boost your energy through this busy season!

If you don’t have these stress support supplements, call the center to set up a visit with your practitioner to see what could be most helpful for your health goals.

Yours in health and longevity, 

Kristen Clore, OTRL

I-MD & PhD student in Integrative Medicine & Quantum Physics

Holistic Occupational Therapist, Master Nutrition Response Practitioner ®

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Stress, Allergies, and Weakness Help

Stress, Allergies, and Weakness Help

Having a routine helps us manage our response to daily stress. Here are 3 stress management supplements to help you support healthy stress responses in the body.

Natural Calm Magnesium Powder

Magnesium is essential in many functions in the body. Magnesium helps the body produce GABA, a neurotransmitter that is inhibitory and helps us with the functions of rest and sleep. When studied 68% of Americans lack adequate daily dietary magnesium. Natural Calm is a tasty way to boost your daily magnesium levels and promote healthy sleep functions. I drink 1 teaspoon in water before bed nightly! (1)

Drenamin by Standard Process

If you feel physically weak and less productive due to stress, Drenamin for anxiety may be exactly what you need. Drenamin delivers whole-food adrenal support and B vitamins to the body to support a healthy stress response. When studied, B vitamins have been proven to help manage work-related stress. This study showed a reduction of personal strain and reduction in depressed mood within 90 days of supplementing with B vitamins. (2)

Cal-Amo by Standard Process

 

If you experience symptoms like allergies and asthma that get worse with stress, Cal-Amo is a wonderfully helpful supplement. Cal-Amo does the job of balancing the pH in the body. Have you ever known someone who had an allergy or asthma attack who felt better with an acidic food like coffee or cola? Exactly! It helps correct an overly alkaline pH, and so does Cal-Amo. Cal-Amo also supports the utilization of minerals and supports the adrenal glands as well. Other symptomatic improvements noted when taking Cal-Amo are reduction in joint stiffness and reduced acid reflux! (3)

If you need supplements for stress relief and to maintain a healthy stress response, please call our office today for natural stress relief help! Your practitioner will help determine which of these whole food stress management supplements is the best fit for you! If you would like to order one or more of these stress relief supplements, go HERE.

Yours in health and longevity, 
Kristen R. Clore, BS, MOT, OTRL, C.W.C.
I-MD, Ph.D. student in Integrative Medicine & Quantum Physics
Holistic Occupational Therapist, Nutrition Response Practitioner

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sources & References

  1. The Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Subjective Anxiety and Stress—A Systematic Review, NCBI
  2. Reducing occupational stress with a B-vitamin focussed intervention: a randomized clinical trial: study protocol, NCBI
  3. Insight Into the Relationship Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Asthma, NCBI

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Improve Focus for Student with Attention and Hyperactivity Issues

Improve Focus for Student with Attention and Hyperactivity Issues

As a former pharmacist, I have a special interest in helping children and adults with attention and hyperactivity issues. If you are in school and have issues with focus and you either want to get off of medication or avoid it, now is the time to come in! adhd supplements

Kids or college students off for the summer: you now have a couple of months to work on healing your body before you are back in the attention demanding environment of school. This gives us time to find out which of your organs are stressed and start feeding those deficiencies so you can perform better in the fall.

There are a whole host of nutrient deficiencies that cause ADHD like symptoms. Some of the most common deficiencies are minerals, vitamin D, B vitamins, and essential fatty acids. There is also often a food allergy or a blood sugar issue present.

The time is NOW. Schedule an appointment today so you can start the next school year medication free. Call 734-302-7575 to inquire.

add symptoms in adultsYours in Health,
Dr. Amanda Childress, PharmD
Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner

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Is There a Nutritional Component to Your Anxiety?

Is There a Nutritional Component to Your Anxiety?

Anxiety is a condition that is very disruptive to daily life.

Could there be a nutritional component to anxiety?

Over the years, I have talked to hundreds of anxiety sufferers. Each case is very different. However, there is one common thread all these cases share …nutritional deficiency. There is a nutritional component to anxiety sufferers.

How is anxiety related to nutrition?

Regardless of whether nutritional deficiencies are the cause of your anxiety or an after effect, there is always a nutritional component. If you are anxious, your hormonal organs and glands are working overtime. As a result, your system burns through your nutritional reserves at an accelerated pace. The more your nutritional reserves deplete, the harder time your body has physically coping with anxiety which can make anxiety much worse. Thus, there’s a link between anxiety and vitamin deficiency. This continuous nutrient depletion is a terrible downward spiral!

Cause of Anxietyanxiety

Each person describes/experiences anxiety differently. Thus, it stands to reason that there are different causes to blame. Obviously, stressful and uncertain circumstances can spur or exacerbate anxiety. There are mental/emotional components in many cases. The majority of cases also have a physical component. Did you know that a symptom of B vitamin deficiency is emotional disturbances and feelings of impending doom? Low blood sugar can also present as anxiety.

How do you know if your anxiety has a physical component?

Some signs often point to the physical cause of anxiety. An excellent way to determine this is to reflect on this question:

What does your anxiety feel like?

Truly reflect on this question. Think not only about how you feel emotionally, but how your body feels. If you experience physical effects of the anxiety, such as chest pain, shakiness or stomach pains (just to name a few), chances are there’s something physical going on.

How can I improve my anxiety through nutrition?

sugar is badThere’s so much you can do naturally to feel better and improve anxiety! Low blood sugar is such a huge component so make sure you are eating protein for breakfast and not skipping meals. Cutting out white sugar (Confused about sugar? This should help. Blog) and refined carbs can be a lifesaver as well! Natural Calm is a safe and broadly available nutritional supplement that can alleviate anxiety and promote good sleep. It is a magnesium powder drink.  You can buy it through your practitioner at The NHCAA or at most health food stores. As B vitamin deficiency is so prevalent in anxiety cases, a whole food sourced vitamin B for anxiety can also be very helpful. Quality matters, so steer clear of synthetic B vitamins for anxiety! They can be overstimulating and can create other deficiencies. If you have done the above actions and you still have symptoms or if your anxiety is severe, don’t despair!

These different types of stress signs indicate that you need to take targeted supplementation for your trouble areas. As there are many causes, you should consult with an NHCAA practitioner to find out the best route for you and to understand vitamin B and anxiety.

Call 734-302-7575 to set an appointment with me!

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Yours in Health.

Amanda Childress, Holistic PharmD

Medications vs. Nutritional Healing

Dr. Amanda, Pharmacist and NHCAA Practitioner, tells what medications do to the body and how nutritional healing is a better alternative in most cases.

What kind of stress do you have?

What kind of stress do you have?

What kind of stress and fatigue do you have?

There are four different types of stress and fatigue—

These are all poorly diagnosed and treated in conventional medicine. Holistic doctors and practitioners like us have a greater handle on these problems. Learn the symptoms of high stress and how to relieve stress below.

1.  Cerebellum Stress and Fatigue

Symplady stressedtoms:

  • You don’t want to look at a computer screen despite the work you still have to do.
  • Eyes feel fatigued even with the right corrective lenses.
  • The brain fatigue is worse on Friday than it is on Monday. Some recovery occurs over the weekend.
  • It’s harder to concentrate to figure out problems.
  • You rub temples or forehead for relief.
  • Thinking is slower.
  • Words, numbers, and letters get scrambled in the brain and when speaking.
  • Difficulty to put attention on subjects other than what you’re well trained to do at work.
  • You’re grumpy, and you don’t know why.
  • Cloudy thinking.
  • It takes longer to gather your thoughts or find words.
  • One-track-thinking dominates over thinking multiply.
  • You care less.
  • Not taking on bigger tasks due to inability to stretch mental function.
  • Naps don’t bring refreshment.
  • Memory is not as powerful.

The three biggest causes are: 1) looking at a computer screen 2) thinking/problem solving 3) stressful situations. Doing all of these at the same time takes quite a toll on the brain. Doing them for a week or a whole career builds up.

2.  Full Nervous System Stress

man exhaustedSymptoms:

  • Body won’t wake up in the morning.
  • Loss of coordination.
  • Shaking in the hands when doing fine movements.
  • Both brain and body are exhausted.

Adrenal Stress

Symptoms:

  • Hitting the snooze button in the morning.
  • Needing to take a nap then waking feeling refreshed.
  • Fatigue an hour after eating.
  • Brain works well and fast, but the body needs to be pushed or pulled along.
  • Pain in the mid back.
  • No desire to get off the couch, exercise, clean.

3.  Thyroid Stress

mother stressedSymptoms:

  • Shoulder and neck pain.
  • Gaining weight.
  • Muscular weakness.
  • Hair loss.
  • Fatigue that does not go away after a nap.
  • Short temper.
  • Loss of physical endurance.

When you have fatigue here are a few things you can do to help it. All four of these natural stress relief solutions are equally important:

  1. Reboot your nervous system by looking at things outside while you go for a walk. As you walk, keep looking at objects and call them out to yourself verbally or in your head. “Tree, sidewalk, car, cloud, leaf, window.” Keep doing this for about 10 to 20 minutes then suddenly your body will take in a deep breath and reset like when you reboot your computer. When this happens, your nervous system, including your eyes and brain, is reset. Try it, it works. You’re not walking for exercise or cardio when doing this.
  2. Eat natural saturated fat and cholesterol. These fats have never caused heart disease so don’t be afraid of them. You’re eating these because that is what your brain is made of. Your brain is not made of bread, vegetables, fruit, coffee, antioxidants, protein, soy, water, granola, etc. Get the fat from fatty beef, pork, sausages, bacon, cheese, eggs, fatty fish, and butter. Low-fat dairy, lean meats, chicken sausage, and sushi are not fat enough if your brain is tired. When you eat the fatty foods, you will eat less food overall through the day, and you’ll get leaner and stronger, too. Only the man-made saturated fats like margarine and Crisco shortening cause heart disease.
  3. Stop looking at screens or reduce your screen time considerably. When you go home at night, don’t watch tv if you just spent 8 hours looking at a computer screen. That is the time to look at things outside or at a distance.
  4. Take supplements to fix the problem. You can guess or see us for professional expertise, so you’re not wasting time or money.

Yours in health,
Dr. Darren Schmidt

Is Your Brain Fried?

Is Your Brain Fried?

Executives, salespeople, administrators, and the modern office worker you may feel like your brain is fried from overworking!

When Your Brain Gets Overworked (is fried), You May Feel These Brain Fatigue Symptoms:

  • Heavy head
  • You don’t want to look at the computer screen despite the work you still have to do
  • Eyes feel fatigued even with the right corrective lenses
  • The brain fatigue is worse on Friday than it is on Monday. Some recovery occurs over the weekend
  • It’s harder to concentrate on figuring out problems
  • You rub your temples or forehead for relief
  • Slower thinking
  • Words, numbers, and letters get scrambled in your brain and when you speak
  • Difficulty to put attention on subjects other than what you’re well trained to do at work
  • You’re grumpy, and you don’t know why
  • Cloudy thinking
  • It takes longer to gather your thoughts or find words
  • One-track-thinking dominates over thinking multiplies
  • You care less
  • Not taking on bigger tasks due to inability to stretch mental function
  • Naps don’t bring refreshment
  • Memory is not as powerful

Most regular doctors would call this “depression” BUT IT’S NOT! There are no drugs for this; only supplements and healthy food choices will fix these symptoms of overwork.

Woman with brain fatigue looking down with her head in her hand.The Three Biggest Mental Fatigue Causes:

  1. Looking at a computer screen
  2. Thinking/problem-solving
  3. Stressful situations

Doing all of these at the same time takes quite a toll on the brain. Doing them for a week or a whole career builds up.

For comparison, body fatigue looks like these symptoms (just to name a few):

  • Hitting the snooze button in the morning.
  • Needing to take a nap then waking feeling refreshed.
  • Fatigue an hour after eating.
  • The brain works well and fast, but the body needs to be pushed or pulled along.

Body fatigue is also not “depression”. Too many people are on antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs for these two conditions when they just need specific nutrition.

When you have brain fatigue here are a few things you can do to help it.
All four of these are equally important:

  1. Reboot your nervous system by looking at things outside while you go for a walk. As you walk, keep looking at objects and call them out to yourself verbally or in your head. “Tree, sidewalk, car, cloud, leaf, window.” Keep doing this for about 10 to 20 minutes then suddenly your body will take in a deep breath and reset like when you reboot your computer. When this happens, your nervous system, including your eyes and brain, is reset. Try it, it works. You’re not walking for exercise or cardio when doing this.
  2. Eat saturated fat and cholesterol. These fats have never caused heart disease so don’t be afraid of them. You’re eating these because that is what your brain is made of. Your brain is not made of bread, vegetables, fruit, coffee, antioxidants, protein, soy, water, granola, etc. It is made of saturated fat and cholesterol. Get the fat from fatty beef, pork, sausages, bacon, cheese, eggs, fatty fish, and butter. Low-fat dairy, lean meats, chicken sausage, and sushi are not fatty enough if your brain is tired. When you eat the fatty foods, you will eat less food overall through the day, and you’ll get leaner and stronger, too. If you’re eating a vegetarian diet because you read an article saying it’s healthy, then find an article saying it’s unhealthy and follow that advice. See how your body responds to find out which is true for you.
  3. Stop looking at screens or reduce your screen time considerably. When you go home at night, don’t watch TV if you just spent 8 hours looking at a computer screen. That is the time to look at things outside or at a distance.
  4. Take supplements that repair a tired brain like RNA, ginkgo, bacopa, iodine, certain minerals, fish oils, and dare I say….brain. Yes, you read that right. Some supplements actually contain brain in them from lamb or pig. These are fantastic for neurologic repair. You won’t turn into a zombie. Pig brain was a standard food a few decades ago in the product “head cheese” but that’s been slowly taken out of our food supply.

If you are independently wealthy, you can just buy all these supplements and take them. That’s called guessing. Hopefully, it’s what your body needs and it doesn’t reject them.

However, if you don’t know what you need to take, and you are smart with your money, then come in and see us for help with your brain fatigue symptoms. We have helped thousands of people with tired brains and got them back to better functioning levels. I’ve even reversed Alzheimer’s before – twice. Your brain fry may be dreadful but I’ve seen worse, and it isn’t so difficult for me to handle.

Dr. Darren Schmidt

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