High levels of stress can really take a toll on our central nervous system, resulting in a number of negative consequences on our health. We live in a world full of constant stress so it’s important to ensure we are strengthening and supporting our nervous systems naturally.

Camomile

As the central nervous system is closely linked to our psychological state, remedies that help us relax are important for our overall health. Camomile is an extremely effective remedy for stress and nervous tension, plus it contains anti-spasmodic properties that relax the entire gut. Camomile tea is perfect in the evening to help our bodies wind down and our nervous system relax before sleep.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great nervous system stabiliser. It reduces mild anxiety, assists with sleeping problems, improves mental performance and is a healthy, filling way to fuel the body. Start the day with a bowl of oatmeal to give your nervous system a boost!

Magnesium

Problems with the nervous system can present in many different ways such as insomnia, anxiety, restlessness and hyperactivity, but these can all be symptoms of a magnesium deficiency. Increasing your magnesium is a great way to assist your nervous system and improve your overall well-being. You can increase your magnesium levels with supplements or by introducing foods with higher levels of magnesium such as kale, spinach, cocoa, bananas, legumes, nuts, potatoes and pumpkin.

Learn More about the Central Nervous System

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