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Many people have found that simple changes in their lifestyle and dietary habits can ease stress and help them deal with stressful situations in a positive way.

Try to integrate the following general recommendations into your dietary routine and note how much better you feel. An even better approach is to eliminate the imbalance in your system. Eliminate the underlying cause of negative reactions to stress.

  • Your diet should be primarily composed of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, and protein sources such as chicken, turkey, or fish.
  • Try to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible.
  • Fast foods and processed foods should be reduced or avoided.
  • Junk foods such as soda pop and candy should be reduced or eliminated.
  • Coffee, alcohol and tobacco should be reduced or eliminated.
  • Reduce or eliminate white sugar, white flour, and products that use them.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Supplements, such as chamomile, St. John's Wort, valerian, and B-complex have been used to strengthen the nervous system and calm reactions to stress.

Exercise, appropriate for your condition, can also be very beneficial. Many people have reported relief of stress from a regular exercise program. Yoga has been found beneficial by many people.

It is vitally important to restore balance to your system. This can be done through simple dietary and lifestyle changes, depending on the specific type of imbalance found in your system.

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