Review by Leen282 -- Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress

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Review by Leen282 -- Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress" by Gustavo Kinrys, MD.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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I try to live a healthy, natural, ecological life. I don’t consider myself an anxious person, nor do I see myself as super-stressed. I know the stress of meeting deadlines, the adrenaline when running a race, and the tension when facing unexpected obstacles. Nothing a nice run in the morning, or a cup of chamomile tea can’t cure. When I flipped through the content summary of Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress by Gustavo Kynris, M.D., and Alexandra Gold, M.A., I saw many references to remedies unknown to me. I got curious about them and decided to read the book.

The book starts with an explanation of anxiety and stress and fear, even though the latter is not mentioned in the title. The authors include each condition’s different possible symptoms, inviting the reader to think about their situation and see if these symptoms occur. After this rather lengthy introduction, they give an inventory of possible remedies: nutrient-based remedies, probiotics and prebiotics, herbal-based remedies, natural remedies, alternative remedies, technology-based remedies, exercise, yoga, and meditation.

I give this book 3 out of 4 stars. At first, I was very interested in reading the definitions of stress, anxiety, and fear. But after a while, I got bored and wanted to move on to the chapters with the remedies. I wanted to learn more about this natural relief they suggest in the title. When I read about the nutrient-based solutions, I was disappointed. The authors talk a lot about supplements to be purchased as pills. The use of manufactured supplements does not agree with my definition of natural. The supplements may have natural ingredients; they still are manipulated in the manufacturing process and rather far away from natural, in my opinion. In this same chapter, the authors use a lot of jargon without explaining. In the section about Inositol, they refer to GABA. I had no idea what that means until I was a few pages further in the book where GABA is explained. There also are a few typos throughout the book, but not many and not impacting the legibility.

The book got interesting again for me with the herbal-based remedies. I learned a lot about different plants and their positive impact on human well-being. As of now, I will always cover my chamomile tea while it is brewing. The chapter about breathing exercises and other natural remedies includes many useful tips I will undoubtedly use going forward. The book ends with practical advice, easy to implement, making it an excellent purchase to keep for future reference.

I can recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand anxiety, stress, and fear. The tips are useful for readers who wish to alleviate their stress and learn about natural and healthy ways to cope.

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This sounds like a great and beneficial book. I hope to give this book a try. Thanks for the great review!
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Post by Kanda_theGreat »

The practicability of some recommendations makes this book worth a read. Thank you for your descriptive review.
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This book seems to be quite informative. It’s important to know about such topics. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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The author did a good job of sharing his knowledge on this topic. I do agree with you that pills should not be classified as natural. Great review.
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Post by Divergent_2020 »

I recently read the sample of this book when it was nominated for BOTD and felt the book is very informative. I definitely agree with you pills shouldn't be considered as natural remedy but sometimes patients with major anxiety issues are prescribed pills. Thanks for writing such an honest review.
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Post by MeganDJ »

A great self-help that provides practical and natural benefits for the relief of stress and anxiety. Who doesn't need a book like that in this day and age? Thank you so much for your well-written and insightful review! Happy reading :techie-studyinggray:
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Post by Olabode Joshua »

Sounds a bit like an academic writing but the information in it is priceless. Well done, Leen.
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