In a world and society where “instant” is demanded and fast is too slow, we are expected to be reachable 24-7. The result is people are constantly “plugged in.” This makes it virtually impossible for our brains to reset and rejuvenate from “fight-flee-and-flight” reactionary patterns.
As was stated on Integrative Practitioner:
Our modern world is fundamentally reshaping our brains, altering decision-making towards impulsivity, instant gratification, and the type of choices that lead to poor health, said David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, neurologist, author, and lecturer at Empowering Neurologist, and Austin Perlmutter, MD, internal medicine physician and author, at the 2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City.
In my previous article, I discussed some negative repercussions that can occur when one is under constant, chronic stress. I explained how the resultant long-term hikes in the stress hormone, cortisol, could lead to hormonal imbalances and other unwanted symptoms. I also shared some natural ways to mitigate these issues, including through a “Brain Wash.” By using lifestyle tips for unplugging and prioritizing rest, and honoring a women’s infradian and circadian rhythm, we are better able to restore and regain control of our bodies, brains, and hormones. (Read the full article here.)
Now, in my latest post, I review another one of my favorite tools that I use in my naturopathic practice for mitigating the adverse repercussions of stress. They are essential oils. Previously, I explained the general concepts of how essential oils alleviate the negative effects of being overwhelmed and their usefulness in mental health issues, such as anxiety.
In this blog, I explore specific essential oils to balance cortisol levels and reset the hormonal and healing cascade. I also highlight how I use them with my clients in my practice.
Click here to read my continuation which highlights some of the best essential oils to decrease excess cortisol and manage stress according to the literature and from my experience.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.