How to get rid of stress toxins?

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  1. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    When you're stressed/angry/anything like that, your body releases a lot of toxins which it cannot break easily. I can't stop getting stressed, but I gotta get rid of these toxins. Does anyone knows something(maybe a remedy) that could help?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 482214 macrumors 6502

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    Speak to Mr Jack Daniels
     
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    One of the best ways to clear toxins from the body are by drinking a lot of water and/or eating foods rich in anti-oxidents such as blueberries.
     
  4. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    :confused: Maybe you've got the terminology or something wrong, but I don't think there's such a thing as "stress toxins."

    So while the anti-oxidants SandboxGeneral suggests do other good things (perhaps counter oxidative stress, which is something other than what I think your OP means), I don't that's exactly what you're looking for. In the long-term, stress is bad for you, particularly because it increases cortisol release, and high cortisol leads to reduced immune function.

    Exercise is probably one of your best bets for dealing with stress, but moderate amounts are better since they enhance your immunity, while too strenuous exercise becomes a form of stress itself (it's a J-shaped curve). Exercise is also good for your mental health - there seems to be some sort of inverse relationship between regular exercise and clinical depression. And that's good news in return since emotional stress also matters in terms of hormone release.

    TL;DR: You should exercise.
     
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    exercise the quickest at the best way to get ride of them.

    Those toxines can be burned off with exercise. I know when I get really stress I find going mountain bike riding helps me fell a heck of a lot better. I try to go at least twice a week to keep things from getting way to out of hand. My mood is always better if I am able to go.
     
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    For me it is a couple of beers after work, or if it is really bad i go and talk to my parents. Normally after a good chat i feel better and calmer plus the walk up there is good too.
     
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    Only drink water for a week and exercise with lots of slow leg and back stretching (touch toes for 30 seconds, several reps). I took a class taught by an Olympic Taekwondo campion who made us detox this way and it was amazing at how much better I felt by the end of the week.
     
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    Two word, four syllables.

    Bikram yoga

    Its changed my life and the health benefits are innumerable.
     
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    That's definitely the most fun way ;)
     
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    I like the way you think!!!!!!!!! Don't forget to drink water in between sessions!
     
  13. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    For the most part, what your body can't break down, it excretes. So...drink plenty of water and, well, do what comes naturally.
     
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    I think normally the word toxin is reserved for substances that exert rather serious poisonous effects, ie. blocking neurotransmission, muscle contraction, rupturing cell membranes and the like. Unless you're losing feeling in your extremities, having trouble breathing or undergoing some severe hemorrhaging I don't think you're filling your own body up with "toxins". Rather, it's just hormones.

    Relax. Exercise. Sleep. Chocolate/Sushi.
     
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    Gotu Kola.

    Maybe throw in a little St. John's Wort, but Gotu Kola is the base.

    If you're feeling adventurous add in some nootropics (DMAE, etc.)
     
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    I either blow up a zombie on Doom 3 or go for a run.
     
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    Plenty of liquids (as advised by a good many posters on this thread already), sleep, decent - i.e. relatively healthy - diet; in addition to that, at different times, I have also tried acupuncture and massage and found them quite helpful.
     
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    As you can see from most of the posts exercise and healthy eating are the best ways. Running is an easy way, stretching as well. Drink lots of water will be a big lift. If you change your diet you may go through some withdrawal symptoms, but stick with it.
     

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