Hints + Tips + Alchemy / Stay Calm This Holiday Season | Your Wellness Guide by Switch2Pure
Stay Calm This Holiday Season | Your Wellness Guide by Switch2Pure
By Estela Cockrell
Long touted as the best kept secret for sleep, anxiety and stress magnesium is here to save the day (or night better yet).
It has been noted that the more the body is stressed (no matter what the origin of the stress) the more the body produces and excretes magnesium. This leaves the body depleted....Cue the sleepless nights, anxiety and more.
So what's the big deal?
"Magnesium counters stress by binding to and stimulating GABA receptors in the brain.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a primary inhibitory neurotransmitter, one that puts the brakes on brain activity.
When GABA is low, your brain gets stuck in the “on” position and it becomes impossible to relax.
If you are easily overwhelmed, disorganized, always find something new to worry about, or lay awake with racing thoughts, you likely have low GABA levels. Low Gaba is associated with numerous stress-related disorders like anxiety, panic attacks and ibs."*1
Magnesium helps bind to GABA and reduce the stress hormone.
SO, you might be thinking, "that's great, but how do I incorporate magnesium into my day-to-day?" Well, we've got a little something for you! This magnesium spray works wonders for an overworked body and brain that is crying out for a little destress rest & relaxation.
SWITCH2PURE launches Wellness NOW, a program to help optimize your health. This Functional process is the reason behind founding Switch2Pure. We are excited to announce our new Wellness Director, Carli Kilgore, RD, LD. She takes her Yale and advanced degrees in nutrition and provides easy access to labs and BETTER HEALTH NOW (by a mobile blood draw – no less!!). What those labs do is help her optimize your customized plan. A true personalized lifestyle rec just for you!
Switch2Pure uses the principles of Functional Nutrition to identify sensitives and deficiencies and then recommends food as medicine, supplementation, and minor lifestyle changes all in an effort to clean up your routines and optimize your health and immune system.
One of the things we love the most about our Wellness offerings is being the trusted source for so many. We've been there, we've tried it. We are so proud to offer our Wellness NOW (health-off-the-shelf). Approachable steps to understanding your food sensitivies and vitamin absorption. Part of our Wellness Experience includes knowledge. We shared some great tips on adaptogens (even have them in some of our skincare offerings), how they work and which ones may be right for you.
Another FAV way for us to chill out during this cold holiday season is with a warm cup of tea. S2P offers a variety of teas, but you can be sure that each one has #organic, #AllNatural ingredients that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep your system in it's tip-top shape! Aside from all the superficial beautifying benefits of tea, the ceremony of preparing and sipping tea has long been viewed as a meditative practice. Using that mindset, it's easy to see how that could keep us cool, calm, and collected during this hectic time.
And if you're really wanting to feel pampered and luxurious, we 10/10 recommend indulging in one of our #nontoxic bath soaks. Crafted with ingredients from the sea (think #spirulina, #seaweed, #algae) this soak could transform bath time to a spa-like retreat that you'd never want to leave... I'm feeling calmer already.