>Stress and Detox and Belly Fat - Day 5 to Wellness

> Even the general idea of starting a detox can make you stress. Why is that doing something good for our bodies can be stressful? Maybe because we are bombarded by marketing campaigns that flaunt unhealthy habits with beautiful looking people having loads of fun. The shift in you head needs to occur that good health can be fun and you can look amazing while practicing healthy practices.

As I was watching the Dr. Oz Show yesterday, he got my attention because he spoke of the ways stress can add excess belly fat and of course decrease good health. So it seems that the pineal gland in our brain talks to our adrenal glands when we are under stress and asks them to produce more steroids for the body in an effort to deal, these steroids then turn aroud and feed our belly fat which then grows as we know steroids to work. Yes!

Then Dr. Oz went on to recommend my friend and long time plant ally Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) for dealing with stress and anxiety instead of turning to meds. It is about time that the general public got a chance to understand that we can use herbs to help relieve stress and anxiety. The amazing herb Passion Flower can also work to ease insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, menstrual cramps, and studies have show that it is making headway in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Not bad!

So in the midst of us all keeping our new year's resolution and if stress rears its head, shut it down with a little help from Passion Flower!