Less stress in the New Year

Firouze Zeroual and Michele PeriquetDouble click the topmost title to open

Stress is part of life but too much stress can be deadly. Health coaches Firouze Zeroual and Michele Periquet

have easy tips to help reduce stress.

To reduce stress they suggest:

Top up your Zinc Levels

Zinc is known as a sedative for its calming, anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

It protects against oxidative stress and is necessary for DNA repair.

Zinc rich foods include: chicken, turkey, grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range eggs,

sunflower and pumpkin seeds, unpasteurized dairy and sea vegetables such as kelp & dulse.


Try foot reflexology

Foot reflexology is an excellent way to relax the mind and body and it is easy to do at home.


It calms the nerves and helps restore the natural energy flow in the acupuncture meridians of the body.

Rub both feet with your hands, for at least five to ten minutes each.


Rub all the toes, the top of the foot, the heel, ankle — and your calves for a few minute also.

(DolceDolce.com tip: You can use lotion if you like or do this in the bath.) Pay more attention to any tender or painful area. 



Avoid stimulants before bed, keep your bedroom dark and free from electronics, and be consistent; try going to bed and waking up at the same time daily. Our bodies function best on a regular schedule.



Try meditation as a way of relieving stress, calming your mind and encouraging a sense of tranquility.