stress

Stressed Out? You NEED to Read This

It’s not secret – stress has a HUGE impact on your brain.

It can cloud your thinking… shift your focus… and make sleep seem impossible.

But these might be the least of your problems.

Because researchers have found that stress can do a lot more to your brain.

In fact, new research shows that stress hormones actually change its structure… and put you on the fast track to SERIOUS memory loss.

Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to shield your brain from stress.

Let me show you.

Neuroscientists at the University of California at Berkeley have discovered chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and in brain function.

You see, when you’re under stress, your body releases certain hormones.

And in a small dose, these hormones are a good thing. They are what help you power through a tough situation.

But when you’re under chronic stress and yourlevels of these hormones skyrocket… they can physically change your brain.

It’s long been known that chronic stress can trigger illnesses such as PTSD.

But the new research shows stress hormones can also change the volume of grey brain matter, which is vital for cognitive function and memory. And they can cause dramatic changes your amygdala – the area of the brain responsible for fear and anxiety.

Even worse? One particularly potent hormone – called cortisol – can actually kill off your brain cells!

Experts believe that these finding might explain why exposure to chronic stress in childhood leads to the development of mental problems – like anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, and even dementia – later in life.

Fortunately, there are ways to STOP the damage from chronic stress… and REVERSE some of the damage it’s already done.

Dr. Scott’s How to Survive Stress Protocol:

  • Get Good Sleep: Sleep is your most important health tool when dealing with stress. We all have times when good sleep is difficult and that is the time to reach for natural medicine. Melatonin, magnesium, calming herbs including hops, passionflower, andothers all help.
  • Exercise When Possible: There are many good studies showing the link between exercise and stress reduction. Simply getting out of your work and walking is a great way to spend your breaks. Choose an exercise you like and keep up with it.
  • Stock Up on Nutrients: Part of the harmful effects of stress come from stress’s ability to burn up needed nutrients in your body. To counter this effect, make sure you take a good multivitamin, fish oil, and extra B Vitamins.
  • Feed Your Brain: Your brain is starving for nutrients that support function and kill inflammation. Make sure you are getting fish oil (EPA/DHA) every day. I also like curcumin and bacopa because they both support your brainand reduce inflammation throughout the body.
  • Mitochondrial Support: Mitochondria are the energy-producing part of your body (and brain). Supplement with CoQ10, Alpha lipoic acid, Astaxanthin, Selenium, andVitamin E to give your brain-energy a boost.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

Nature’s Brilliant Secret for Better Brain Health

We all want to stay sharp and focused as we age. But for many, the desire to maintain a “teenage brain” for the rest of their lives simply doesn’t match reality. Instead, the edges of their memory start to soften and their thinking slows. If the possibility of losing your mental agility keeps you up...

Read This

Don’t Quit Your Meds Cold Turkey! [Here’s Why...]

People are always asking me if they can stop taking their prescription medications. That probably doesn’t surprise you. It certainly doesn’t surprise me. I totally get it if you’re fed up with taking drugs. But can you simply STOP taking them? Let’s talk about it… If you’re over 40, there’s a solid chance you’re popping...

Read This

Secret Cancer-Fighting Duo REVEALED

You’ve no doubt heard a LOT about gut health lately. Heck, I talk about gut bacteria myself, probably at least once a week here in Living Well Daily. There’s a good reason for that. What we’ve learned about human health and the microbiome in the last decade or so is nothing short of stunning. We...

Read This

MAILBAG! Stop Sinus Headaches NATURALLY

“I am constantly getting sinus headaches. Tylenol doesn’t seem to help much. Do I have any other options?” –Alice Hi Alice, The fact that you can buy Tylenol over the counter has given this drug a safety halo. So, I want to start by cautioning against taking too much of this med. Swallowing a daily...

Read This

Scientists Uncover Diet's Dark CANCER Link

Most folks know that a steady diet of junk food isn’t exactly good for you. But the truth is, a poor diet ALSO sends your cancer risk soaring. And oddly, we’ve never been entirely certain as to WHY. Sure, a junk-food-heavy diet is unhealthy, packs on the pounds, and raises the risk for various diseases,...

Read This

Sneaky Microplastic Invaders Cross the Gut Barrier

We’re under attack, invaded by an invisible enemy worming its way into every nook and cranny of our lives… and bodies. I’m talking about microplastics, those tiny, insidious plastic particles contaminating our water,  food, and even the air we breathe. It’s a full-blown crisis, and it’s happening right under our noses! Scientists have sounded the...

Read This

Humble Gut Bugs are Heart Disease Superheroes

Unless you’ve been living on a remote island, you likely have an idea of how vital good gut health is for your overall well-being. After all, what we’ve learned about the microbiome’s relationship to our health in the last few years is nothing short of mind-blowing. A well-balanced microbiome has been linked to a lower...

Read This

Forget Fasting and Try THIS Instead

Thirty years ago, one of my hippie cousins gave me a jar filled with liquid and a mysterious white blob floating in it. Puzzled, I asked them what it was. They called it a “kombucha tea starter.” I was curious enough to give it a shot and make some of the tea. The process was...

Read This

Five Game-Changing “Hacks” for Optimal Health

The other day, a patient told me she was doing “everything” she could for her health. When I asked her what she meant, much to my surprise, she told me she stopped using the microwave. I assure you that’s NOT everything. Sure, microwaving food has some downsides. But let’s be realistic; avoiding them won’t significantly...

Read This

The Vitamin NO Diabetic Can Afford to Ignore

The fact that so many Americans STILL have low vitamin D is puzzling. After all, the research showing how VITAL the vitamin is to our health is overwhelming. For example, maintaining adequate vitamin D levels reduces the risk of osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, respiratory infections, depression, and more. But new research...

Read This