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Stress Can Kill You: How to Cope

Life stressors can lead to nasty diseases. Here’s how to chill out.

For many of us, stress starts when we wake and ramps up throughout the day. We are steeped in it. For the worst afflicted, it can define their lives. We may no longer have to deal with lions on the savannah, but we have stressors aplenty, and they are unrelenting.

A short stress sampler:

  • Rising healthcare costs are worrisome, especially if we have chronic conditions.
  • Global climate change makes us wonder if we should even bother to have kids.
  • Facebook is depressing (why does it seem that our friends are always having a better time than we are?).
  • Environmental toxins slowly chip away at our health.
  • Unhealthy fast food makes us sick (the source of much microbial dysfunction).
  • Lack of sleep or nasty shift schedules keep us constantly drowsy.

Feel free to add to the list.

Research has shown that a balanced and diverse gut microbiota can make you more resilient in the face of life’s stressors. But how do you balance your gut microbiota? The best plan is to eat loads of veggies and fruit. If you find it hard to get enough veggies and fruit into your diet, don’t despair. You can try prebiotic flavonoid extracts, like those in Clarity Prebiotic Blend. They can improve the resilience of your gut, and help you deal with the often stressful vagaries of life.

Read more about the microbiota and stress here.

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