The world found itself in new socio-economic realities, for which most people were unprepared. Isolation, loss of work, fear for one’s life and loved ones, frightening statistics in information networks, lack of confidence in the future – the nervous system simply can not stand it.
The fact that we are all under conditions of prolonged stress is a fact. And the vegetative nervous system suffers from this, first of all. Loss of sleep, memory loss, mood swings, sensations of cold or increased sweating, heart palpitations, pressure – all this suggests that the body has an excess of the stress hormone adrenaline. Functional disorders of the nervous system provoke the development or exacerbation of other diseases or conditions: asthma, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks, depression, etc.
It is possible to help your nervous system, which controls all the systems of internal organs and adapts the body to changes in the external environment. There are many mechanisms to strengthen and nourish it.
Live here and now
First of all, you need to work with your thinking. A focus on a negative situation, life in the past or fear of the future deprive the ability to adequately perceive the current moment. Tomorrow there may be many options for the development of events, what happened in the past cannot be returned, you live right now – so do everything right now so that what you need happens! Stress management teaches you to consider any situation from three points or positions – in this case there is always a rational solution. Simple technique: put down the “pros” and “cons” to the event or act, and it will immediately become clear that not everything is so bad!
Set day mode
In the treatment of most diseases, the first thing you need to pay attention to is lifestyle. First, you need to restore sleep and wakefulness: rise to 7:00, bedtime – at 22:00. The hormone cortisol is responsible for wakefulness, and melatonin is responsible for sleep. By evening, cortisol production slows down. During low cortisol production, cells are restored, the body is resting. If an insufficient amount of melatonin is released due to the high level of cortisol, sleep is lost, and recovery processes are disrupted. And this contributes to working with gadgets and watching TV late at night.
Pay attention to nutrition
In this matter, the regimen of meals is also important. Moreover, each person can have his own. According to the Ayurvedic concept of nutrition, you need to adhere to the schedule and diet, according to its constitutional type.
Breakfast for representatives of Vata and Pitta-type is necessary as soon as possible after awakening, but Kapham – later.
At lunchtime, digestion is most intense. Therefore, at noon should be the largest meal of the day.
Dinner time from 18 to 19:00. Food should be light (vegetable dishes). The later our dinner, the more difficult the digestive system to do its job of digesting what is eaten.
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You should pay attention to products containing neurotransmitters – dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
- Dopamine has a positive effect on decision-making ability and productivity. This is a “motivation molecule” that gives us the willpower to achieve our goals. Dopamine consists of protein blocks, amino acids, L-tyrosine and L-phenylalanine. Foods high in L-tyrosine: avocados, almonds. Foods high in L-phenylalanine: wild salmon, sardines, liver, almonds.
- Serotonin – a inhibitory neurotransmitter directly affects mood. Too little of this hormone is directly related to depression. A normal level of serotonin is crucial for quality sleep, because it produces the sleep hormone melatonin. The body needs L-tryptophan for the synthesis of serotonin. Foods high in tryptophan: wild salmon, mackerel, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts.
Perform morning exercises daily – this is the best tool for emotional mood. Walking in the fresh air, yoga, swimming, cycling – there are plenty of options for such activity. Accompany your favorite music classes.
Ask for help from Nature
The advantage of herbal medicines is in their mild effect on the body, they are not addictive. The substances necessary for the body enter directly into the target cells, where a deficiency of a substance arose. Plants with strong anti-stress properties include:
Rhodiola rosea on the one hand, has a sedative, calming effect on the nervous system, and on the other – strengthens it, gives vivacity, joy, strength. As a rule, sedatives inhibit the nervous system, this plant does not have a similar effect.
Centella asiatica is Ayurvedic plant, which is also called brahmi. Improves the metabolism of the brain, strengthens the nervous system.
Bacopa monnieri is also an Ayurvedic plant whose action is similar to that of Centella asiatica. But, besides this, it has the unique property of causing joy, bliss. In this case, the plant is not a tranquilizer.
Ginkgo Biloba improves the metabolism of the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures. It improves metabolic processes, accelerates the supply of blood, which increases the production of certain neurotransmitters.
Panax ginseng known for its general strengthening effect on the immune system, it helps the body adapt to stress.
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The combination of valuable plants is enclosed in vegetarian capsules. Herbal medicine can be taken and adolescents.
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