28-Day Holistic Health Overhaul

Holistic health may sound like it comes with Hollywood-level maintenance and costs, but this 28-day plan is practical for anyone looking to find a more harmonious relationship with their body.

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Week 3: Reduce Stress

Stress is a physical and emotional state that can lead to very real health problems – headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, and chest pain. Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to run your life or ruin your health. Be proactive about guarding yourself against the side effects of stress by learning to manage it. Click here for more ways to combat stress.

  • Try aromatherapy. Sesame oil and essential oils of lavendar and sandalwood can be part of your mind-calming process.
  • If you have trouble sleeping, sniff salt water. Lukewarm salt water keeps nasal passages lubricated, which helps breathing during sleep.
  • Rub ghee, a clarified butter used in Indian cooking, in your nose before bedtime. Because it helps to remove toxins from the head, it can also help to calm the mind so you can sleep through the night.