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A 38-year-old member asked:

can seaweed relieve stress

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Well...: Only if you're swimming in a nice ocean beach with it.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not by itself: Seaweed can be very nutritious. Kelp, for instance, is a source of vitamins a, b1, b2, c, d and e, plus amino acids. (it can also be very salty though). Other kinds have good minerals. Nori has calcium for your bones, iron, and iodine for thyroid. Magnesium is in others, and this can be a calming mineral. A therapist can help you learn about & deal with your individual stresses.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

How can I relieve stress to help in conceiving?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise, yoga: The best methods of stress-reduction are cardiovascular exercise, yoga, prayer, meditation and massage. Studies have shown that acupuncture can improve ability to get pregnant in women with infertility problems. Try whichever of these appeal to you.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some fast ways to relieve stress?

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Dr. Chad Morse
Hepatology 25 years experience
Stress relief: Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. Guided meditation with breathing exercises, yoga, reading, taking a bath, using pleasant smells (candles), warm blankets/towels/robes, ask for a massage. Every individual finds different activities to be relaxing. You should try different ones, but most everyone notices stress relief with exercise. You'll be healthier, feel better, sleep better and be lessed stressed!
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I do to relieve stress from tiger mom?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Tiger Mom??: I assume you have a type a, goal driven, perfectionistic, controlling mom.Please try to talk to her about how you feel. That may not work.Next, try to explain your stress to your father if that does not help.A school counselor or school nurse could help a psychologist or a family doctor could try to intervene. A trusted adult could possibly discuss the situation. If you are an adult try a timeout.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to relieve work stress at home?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Stress management: I recommend 8 hours of sleep, possibly with the help of melatonin. Next i would look into guided imagery, deep breathing, yoga, prayer and meditation. These techniques are notable in the literature. Lastly, focus on the beautiful days ahead and rid your brain of any worries you cannot control. These negative thoughts are wasteful and lead to more stress.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How does increasing activities help relieve stress?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Many ways....: First, you must enjoy your physical activity. It becomes habit forming. Gives yourself pride, better health, and appearance. But the stress relieving issues are often ignored. Exercise done regularly lowers circulating stressor hormones in the body, most specifically catecholamines (adrenalin/noradrenalin), and cortisol. Lowering these levels decreases the feeling of anxiety. You also sleep well.

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