Avoiding Summer Vacation Stress Naturally


Summer is here. Families everywhere get ready to make a break for the border. Some may travel to a far-off destination, while others just a car ride away. The annual vacation is meant to rejuvenate, relax, and take one away from the daily grind. However, the one thing we all have in common is the hurried anxious panic we feel trying to get out of Dodge. Packing, securing lodging, organizing the kid’s schedules, finishing work deadlines, arranging pet sitters, setting up a security system for an unattended home paradoxically all lead to stress, the very thing we are trying to relieve.

It is documented that many heart attacks occur during vacation, as seen most recently with the tragic death of actor James Gandolfini while on vacation in Rome. Maintaining an even keel can help alleviate anxiety and keep one’s blood pressure from rising and avert tragedy.

Stress expert Dr. Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. sheds some light on the issue. “The stress people feel when getting ready to go on vacation is the anxiety associated with the change in routine,” says Dr. Garber. “We’re comfortable with our everyday routine and know what we need to do and how to do it. We get anxious when getting ready to go on vacation (breaking our routine) because we haven’t left enough time to finish the ‘have to’ list as well as fear of having left something off that list. Since it’s impossible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, strengthening your body’s relaxation response is a powerful anxiety-relieving tactic.”

Dr. Garber offers two simple suggestions that can help to create a calming effect. “An easy and incredibly effective relaxation technique is simply quiet deep breathing. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit comfortably, close your eyes and breathe deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Concentrate on your breath. When you catch your mind wandering (and it will), just go back to following your breath. Even five minutes a day will make a noticeable difference in how you feel.

Another important tool is to adopt healthy eating habits. Begin the day with breakfast, and continue with frequent small meals throughout the day. Going too long without eating leads to low blood sugar, which can make you feel anxious and irritable. Eat plenty of complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Not only do complex carbs stabilize blood sugar, they also boost serotonin, a neurotransmitter with calming effects.”

A healthy alternative to pharmaceutical drugs for reducing stress and anxiety on a daily basis is Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions® for Anxiety, a natural remedy formulated by Dr. Garber for patients in his clinical practice and now used by thousands of people around the world.

Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions® is a unique line of biotherapy formulas that safely and effectively address many of the most common conditions while producing no harmful side effects. The product line includes remedies that help conditions such as anxiety, environmental and seasonal issues, bone strength, constipation, depression, female hormonal balance, joint issues, lung, skin and sleep disorders.

The non-addictive formulas are great tasting and easy to use, are gluten-free, and contain no GMOs. These are the first and only formulas that exclusively combine the three biotherapies in a special synergy critical to their effectiveness. Dr. Garber has been able to target specific conditions in a unique and previously unattainable way, creating a one-of-a-kind product. Dr. Stuart H. Garber, DC, PhD has been practicing holistic medicine since 1981.