Overcoming Emotional Stress

We all have emotional stress in our lives. Whether we experience it every day or only on occasion, emotional stress is an inevitable part of life. While stress is natural to life, it is becoming more and more prevalent to deal with it by taking anti-depressants, even when not clinically depressed. Is this really necessary and can it be harmful? Every medication has side-effects, and with 13% of Americans taking antidepressants, with even higher rates of 25% for women between the ages of 50 and 64, it seems prudent to take a look at no-drug approaches to boosting our emotional strength and resilience. In this video, Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf offers tips on how to overcome emotional stress naturally.

Dr. Lonsdorf has found that many women are taking antidepressants not because they are clinically depressed, when they may truly be needed, but because they are going through periods of increased emotional stress. There are many sources of emotional stress for women today, whether the cause is relationship problems, issues at work, money trouble, children with special needs or “normal” teenage challenges, or being a caregiver to a family member.

There are thankfully many ways to handle the emotional stress other than to take an antidepressant. If there is a real need for an antidepressant, and you and your doctor decide that it’s the best choice, of course, take the medicine. For more mild cases there are alternative options.

Self Care

The first tip Dr. Lonsdorf has is to focus on self-care. Try to go to bed earlier and get more sleep. Research shows that a bedtime of 10 PM vs. midnight significantly lowers the incidence of negative emotions. Be mindful of your diet and stay away from lots of caffeine and sugar. Eat well-balanced, wholesome food, and eat your meals at regular times. Regular yoga and meditation practice or classes, and exercise that you enjoy all can make a huge difference in how you feel. The best advice is to treat yourself like your mother treated you when you were a child! We grown-ups also thrive following what “Mother knows best.”

Stress-Free Emotions

The second tip from Dr. Lonsdorf is to try the herbal supplement blend called “Stress-Free Emotions.” Stress-Free Emotions is a combination of a number of herbs put together according to classical Ayurvedic prescription. Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine from ancient India that combines herbs in a way to create the best influence without side effects. Dr. Lonsdorf considers this product to be one of the ‘miracle herbs’ because of how fast and effective it is, especially for relieving “pitta” emotions of frustration, anger, irritability and general negative feelings. She has found that many of the hundreds of patients she has prescribed Stress-Free Emotions to over the years experience results almost immediately.

In the video, Dr. Lonsdorf describes the two of the herbs found in Stress-Free Emotions, Arjuna and Cabbage, and why they are so effective.

Sometimes in life, we experience uncomfortable levels of emotional stress. Dr. Lonsdorf describes important tools to help you balance yourself in these stressful times and reduce feelings of anger and depression naturally.

For a Personal Wellness Session over Phone or Skype with Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, schedule your Personal Wellness Session today.


The sole purpose of this video is to provide information about a healthy lifestyle. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult your personal licensed health practitioner who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively.

Check with your doctor before taking herbs during pregnancy.

Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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