Have you ever experienced the mid-afternoon “slump” where you start dozing off intermittently and possibly crave something sweet? Have you ever had one of those days where the stress levels were almost unbearable and your sleep was interrupted?
There are many reasons for this, but we will save the in-depth science behind it for another discussion. In short, our brains preferable source for energy is sugar (glycogen). However, we can provide alternative sources for fuel that result in sustained mental clarity, endurance, and focus; coupled with enhanced mood and feeling good. Although, the “road map for success” has several components, it is definitely worth the effort and will give you long-lasting results. Here is a quick synopsis:
1. NUTRITION (SUPERFOODS, SWEETENERS, DIETS)
A Superfood is a nutrient-dense substance that reduces inflammation, damage to the cells due to the aging process, and protects the cerebral cortex (ex. avocado’s, cruciferous vegetables, salmon, and blueberries).
2. HYDRATION/BEVERAGES (HOW MUCH, TYPES)
1lb. of body weight= 1/2 oz. of Purified Water
Tea: 1-2 cups/day (Organic Green Matcha, Black, White)
Coffee: 1-2 cups/day: with Stevia or Monk Fruit; and Almond or Coconut Milk
Tip 1: sip slowly over a few hours, you will not experience the usual “spike” followed by a quick “drop” in energy= sustained mental clarity without negative effects on blood-sugar.
3. Relaxation Techniques (Tai Chi, Deep Breathing, Visualization)
4. Three Top Holistic Interventions For Stress Management (Tapping, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing- EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT)
A. Tapping : In short, it is a highly effective method for decreasing anxiety and depression in a holistic fashion through literally tapping on specific “energy hot spots” from your head to your chest.
b. EMDR: During these therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.
c. CBT: It can help with learning to manage anxiety and depression by re-examining your worries, challenging your assumptions and using strategies to reduce the emotional impact of your thoughts.
Please consult with your Mental Health Practitioner for more details.
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