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The Willow Journal

Managing Stress for Whole Health

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Stress can effect every aspect of your health. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

The stress hormone, cortisol, is public health enemy number one. We have known for years that elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, can cause weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease.The list goes on and on.

With all of this said, stress has become an accepted part of everyday life. We rush and worry and take on more than we should. Our responsibilities outweigh our personal energy stores and we push ourselves to do even more.

At Dancing Willow Herbs we hear this every day and are so happy be able to offer a soothing tonic formulated for this very problem.

The herbs in our Peaceful Heart Tincture are powerful. Both grounding and lifting, this formulation is spot-on and was born to fill a deep need. Motherwort slows heart rate, gets rhythm more sequenced, and takes tension around the heart and solar plexus and diffuses it. Wild oat in its milky stage, nourishes and strengthens the nervous system, with a hint of chocolate flavor. Skullcap helps restore nerves themselves, aiding the myelin sheath around the nerves in recovery. Of course, you’ve heard the expression ‘frayed nerves’. They are a real thing.

Peaceful Heart to the rescue. This all-natural and organic tonic will restore and fortify the systems that stress ravages!

During the month of August we are offering  a 15% discount to introduce you to our most popular tonic!

Click here and enter peace4you at check-out.

Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels also increase risk for mental illness, and lower life expectancy. Do any of these signs and symptoms apply to you?

Common effects of stress on your body

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems

Common effects of stress on your mood

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression

Common effects of stress on your behavior

  • Over eating or Under eating
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Social withdrawal
  • Exercising less often

Stress takes a toll on your physical appearance and saps you of much needed energy.

Life may not slow down for you. Deadlines, crazy relationships, school stress, financial worries, kids, work stress, and life upsets are always going to happen. But you can change how your body responds and nourish and fortify the systems that are stressed!

If you order in August, you will receive a 15% discount. Just enter code peace4you at checkout!