Dr Oz: Stress Health Risks
Holistic expert Dr Andrew Weil was Dr Oz’s guest to discuss prebiotic pistachios and the benefits of eucalyptus oil. Now he is sharing some great ideas about how to deal with the #1 problem you are always asking about: stress. Find out everything you wanted to know about palm reflexology massage and the Andrew Weil 4-7-8 Breathing Trick.
Dr Oz: Andrew Weil Stress Relief
Aside from taking control of your healthy diet, Dr Andrew Weil said that stress is the next big threat to everyone’s health. Even if you do not have the time to spend on meditation, there are other ways you can work on bringing your stress level down in just one minute.
Dr Oz: Palm Reflexology Stress Relief
Just like when you take a pill to mask the effects of a symptom, Dr Weil said that it’s a mistake to try to use distractions to treat stress instead of treating the root of the problem.
Dr Andrew Weil mentioned the stress hormone Cortisol, which is something that Dr Oz viewers know a lot about already. This hormone actually damages nerve cells and weakens your memory. Don’t let stress kill your memory AND make you fat. That’s a lose-lose situation, to be sure.
Dr Oz: Palm Reflexology Massage
Instead, try this step by step palm reflexology guide to help yourself relax.
- Use the right thumb to rub your palm between your left thumb and index finger.
- Move in a circular motion for about 10 seconds.
- Massage each finger at the base; then gently pull the fingers in a twisting motion.
Repeat this on the opposite hand.
Dr Weil said this is a Chinese practice based on the belief that much of the body’s energy begins and ends in the hands. If you sit at a computer keyboard all day, I bet you feel like that’s true.
Dr Oz: Andrew Weil 4-7-8 Breathing Trick
There’s another natural way you can wind down your stress levels. It’s the Andrew Weil 4-7-8 Breathing Trick, targeting the nervous system.
- Inhale for four seconds
- Hold your breath for seven seconds
- Exhale for eight seconds and make a “whoosh” noise
It sounds silly, but also very relaxing. I am glad I can try it when no one else is around.
Dr Oz:100 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid Memory Aid
Do you have trouble keeping track of everything? Dr Weil’s tip for that is to take 100 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid daily to improve your brain function and memory retention. You can slowly dose yourself up to 400 mg over time.