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Can fishing help relieve stress?

Can fishing help relieve stress?

Of course: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Fishing can be very relaxing —except to the fish! — or it can be a tense and/or frustrating experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can cranberries help with constipation?

Can cranberries help with constipation?

Constipation: Cranberries would give fiber, which usually helps with constipation as long as there is adequate hydration. ...Read more

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How can you reduce stress and anxiety?

How can you reduce stress and anxiety?

Don't do these: Unhealthy ways to deal with stress: 1) smoking, 2) drinking excessive alcohol; 3) zoning out for hours a day with tv or computer; 4) withdrawing from friends, family and activities; 5) avoiding exercise; 6) sleeping too much; 7) procrastinating; 8) taking out your stress on others (e.g. Lashing out at others verbally or with physical violence); 9) depending on pills to relax. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stress to help in conceiving?

Yoga: Daily physical activity and yoga are great. Also make sure you have hobbies that help relieve stress. Volunteering, etc also helps relieve stress. ...Read more

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Can stress add to many health problems?

Gosh,you are only: 17 ; you have a lot of health problems? Yes, stress can exacerbate many health issues. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 8+ hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupressure or meditation. Tell your parents about this. ...Read more

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What vitamin can help with emotional stress???

What vitamin can help with emotional stress???

Nothing magic: Emotional stress can be helped by a well balanced diet where you are getting all of your nutritional needs met. In times of high stress it is particularly important (and sometimes particularly difficult) to eat healtfully and stay balanced. Excerise in general and yoga in particular is helpful. Psychotherapy is helpful and can offer a lifetime of support. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can peppermints be a good stress reliever?

Help plz! Can peppermints be a  good stress reliever?

How about this?: Selye distinguished 'eustress' which motivates us to achieve from 'distress' -- impossibile situations that make us sick. Dealing with the latter involves time management, communication, courage to change situations perhaps by decisive action, letting things / people go, and perhaps in the midst of it find time to eat sensibly and stay physically fit. And enjoy your peppermints if they help. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for reducing stress?

Sure: Mindfulness meditation; yoga; tai chi; sharing affection with a pet, family member, or friend; hot bath with aromatic oils like lavender; playing music; dancing; taking a walk; cooking a meal with loved ones; gardening; any sports you enjoy; watching a comedy movie; getting a massage; and many more. Also magnesium is a relatively safe supplement -- start low, but get to 250-500 mg total per day. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help relieve stress fractures?

Can acupuncture help relieve stress fractures?

Yes and no. : May help with pain if you. Believe in it But the fracture itself will still take time to heal ...Read more

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Can cherries help gout?

Can cherries help gout?

Yes they do: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read more

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Can cinnamon help prevent constipation?

Doubtful: High fiber diet and plenty of fluids ( 80-100 ounces per day) avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic fluids, along with exercise can prevent constipation. ...Read more

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What vitamins or herbs will help reduce anixiety and depression?

What vitamins or herbs will help reduce anixiety and depression?

Many good options: Many supplements help anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins, inositol & magnesium. Also consider meditation, exercise, counseling, acupuncture & homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet. Consider eft (see eftuniverse.Com). It would be best to see a holistic doctor. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any natural remedies/supplements to help reduce anxiety?

Can you suggest any natural remedies/supplements to help reduce anxiety?

Reducing Anxiety: Yes. Exercise. Yoga. Meditation. Talk therapy. No more pills. Anxiety is resolved by learning new ways to think, to define experience; by gaining experience and insight. ...Read more

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What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

Nothing: Any food that does not contain protein will not contribute to uric acid. Foods high in protein, iron, glucose, and processed sugar are also known to raise uric acid. Nn foods are known to decrease it. Certain drugs like Allopurinol are used to treat gout. ...Read more

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Can "gallows humor" help relieve stress?

Sometimes - yes.: Hello. I have worked with the military for the last 33 years. Gallows or dark humor often allows people to tolerate the horrors of combat. To those looking in from the outside it may seem inexcusably crude & they may be quick to judge. However, sometimes allows people to survive and keep a bit of their sanity. Sometimes gallows humor is just a learned vulgar behavior. Take care. ...Read more

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Help can broccoli prevent diabetes?

Help can broccoli prevent diabetes?

Broccoli: No, not directly anyway. Eating a great diet rich in vegetables and avoiding carbs other than non starchy vegetables can help prevent diabetes, though. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can eating a banana help decrease anxiety/nervousness?

Can eating a banana help decrease anxiety/nervousness?

Banana & anxiety: Banana has Amino Acid gaba which acts as supplement to relieve anxiety. It is also found in mackerel fish, almonds & wheat bran. ...Read more

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Can seredyn dietary supplement help with Ed related to stress and performance anxiety reasons ?

Can seredyn dietary supplement help with Ed related to stress and performance anxiety reasons ?

Not aware: Not aware of seredyn, but there is some evidence that L-arginine may help with ED. As a young man, ED is most likely not a physical issue, rather a mental one, so anything to relieve your anxiety would help. One sign that your anatomy and physical health is likely OK when it comes to erections is whether you have erections while asleep, as typically your stress level is low while you are asleep. ...Read more