stress the q instituteSTRESS is one of the biggest health killers in the world that we deal with on a daily basis.   While some of the stress we deal with is good and has a hormetic effect on our body, a lot of stress we are exposed to is detrimental to our well-being.  Our bodies come in contact with environmental pollutants, harmful chemicals and toxic people on a daily basis.  While some of these things may not be so easy to detect, you can try your best to detoxify your environments where you spend the most time.

One way to cleanse your home is to toss out your dryers sheets which leave a chemical substance on your clothes that ends up absorbing into your skin.  You might also want to get rid of your vinyl shower curtain, which is responsible for releasing volatile organic compounds into the air for you to breathe in.  For a list of ways to detoxify your home, click here.

To de-stress your body from ingested toxins, buy organic foods and wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.  Pay close attention to your food labels and make sure you read them.  Many harmful substances are named in a misleading way and are found in some of the top ‘non-GMO’ foods you buy at the organic markets.  The is a great resource for discovering the ‘hidden’ poisons lurking in your every day snacks.

Another major form of stress that tends to go undetected, is direct stress from someone close to you.  It could be someone in your family, your relationship, a close friend or maybe a co-worker.  Sometimes these people leave you drained and even on your best days when you wake up ready to take on the world, one simple phone call from one of these characters can ruin your vibe.  Believe it or not, this type of stress also leads to illness.  Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of the book Dodging Energy Vampires, explains that your body’s immune system shuts down when your natural fight or flight response takes over.  This is what happens when you’re in contact with someone who is draining your good energy.  Emotional pain and stress from others is one of the top reasons doctors end up diagnosing people with physical illnesses.  Check out her website for tons of great info and books on how to restore your health and emotional sanity at


Our very own Dr. Mark Zhuk at the Q Institute recommends to try to get enough rest, create a consistent workout routine, take time to breathe, do yoga and meditate.   To take your health to the next level, contact us today and let us help you achieve your goals at 1-844-244-4900.


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