Here is the one skill to master to help you sleep better, manage stress, and beat cravings

This isn’t a trick or a scam. This won’t cost you any money and it will help you sleep better, manage stress, and beat cravings. The benefits of learning and practicing this skill don’t end there. It can make you happier and healthier.

This skill comes to us from Dr. Andrew Weill, M.D. If that name doesn’t mean anything to you, here is a brief bio to convince you that you want to listen to what he says.

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine, is not to be confused with alternative medicine which the conventional medical community mostly dismisses as quackery. Integrative medicine is a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Harvard educated, he has devoted a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine. Dr. Weil is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health.

Dr. Weil is an expert who is internationally-recognized for his views on creating and living a healthy lifestyle, and his philosophy of healthy aging. HIs 4-7-8 breathing technique can help you sleep better, manage stress and even beat cravings. It’s one easy-to-master action you can take to boost your mood and support your healthier eating habits. without having to give up any foods you love or be forced to eat food that tastes disagreeable.

Here is a way to sleep better. Sleeping better helps to regulate the hunger and fullness hormones in your body.

Here is a way to cope with stress. Being in a constant state of stress increases the cortisol in your bloodstream. Cortisol tells you to “do something” and the something we tend to do is eat food high in sugar and fat.

Here is a way to beat cravings. That doesn’t mean you can never eat the foods you love; it means you can eat them in balance and moderation. It’s a natural way to achieve flexible restraint.

I strongly encourage you to try this before exploring a medicated solution to sleep, stress and food cravings. It works without many of the negative side effects associated with meds. 

Dr. Weill’s 4-7-8 breathing exercise puts you in touch with your inner resources. You tap into your own body’s power, rather than weaken your inner power by relying of a pill to do your work for you. The more you tap into your inner resources or power the more control you get over yourself and that creates a self-confidence that translates into every other aspect of your life.

The best way to understand and to learn Dr. Weill’s techniques is to learn by listening and watching him.

Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.