Stress is part of modern life. It’s a normal reaction to the pressures of work, relationships, family life and financial challenges. It only becomes a problem when it lasts for a prolonged time or when our body struggles to adapt to it.

  • When you have a sudden shock, adrenalin surges through your body.
  • It does this to provide an extra boost of energy to help you flee from danger.
  • While that’s often not necessary, it’s an automatic defence mechanism of the body
  • It’s this adrenalin release from the adrenal glands that can make us feel stressed, anxious or nervous.
  • Long-term physical or emotional strain can lead to chronic stress.

Symptoms of Stress

  • Mild anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fine hand tremor
  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle cramps and tics
  • Short concentration span
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Frequent illness
  • Stomach cramps
  • High or low appetite
  • Irrational thoughts and fears
  • Short temper
  • Enlarged pupils

How to manage Stress

Our diet and environment play important roles in stress reduction –

  • Listen to music that improves your mood.
  • Make time to eat healthily, including a proper breakfast.
  • Exercise regularly to release natural ‘feel good’ endorphins.
  • Reduce stimulants like sugar and caffeine.
  • Consume less alcohol.
  • Drink chamomile or green tea to improve hydration and aid relaxation.
  • Try yoga or meditation to help you feel more centered.
  • Talk about your problems with close friends or family.
  • Identify and avoid food that causes allergies.


Both Siberian and Korean Ginseng have long been used to help the body adapt to mental and physical stress and increase general vitality