Eternity Health Pillar Three: Stress Management

We are so excited to be sharing with you our third Pillar of Health, stress management. These stress management methods tend to overlap with our first pillar, Optimal Sleep, because they help bring peace to the body and mind.

If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress.

When it comes to stress management, the key is to recognize what is going on with your nervous system. Being aware of your body when you are triggered in fight or flight mode, is the first step to managing your stress levels day to day.

The goal for reducing stress is to have a toolbox of stress-relieving methods to pull out when you need to calm the mind and body. At Eternity Health, we have so many forms of stress relief from super-food supplements to breathing techniques that can help you normalize your stress levels. Here are some of our favorite methods to de-stress during the day

The Wim Hof Method: A combination of meditation, breathing exercises, and exposure to cold that can help you regulate your stress levels.People who practice Wim’s method often report that their sleep quality has improved, and that they are feeling more energetic during the day. Try this 10 min Wim Hof breathing technique on Youtube. Box Breathing: Box breathing, also known as square breathing, is a technique used when taking slow, deep breaths. It can heighten performance and concentration while also being a powerful stress reliever. It’s also called four-square breathing. Try it out for yourself by heading to this article. Ashwagandha: This “Indian ginseng” is an excellent herb for stress relief and supporting an inner sense of well-being. Having this herb in the morning is a great foundation for reducing the effects of mental, emotional, and physical stress during the day. You can add 1/2 Teaspoon (2 grams) to warm water or tea. It’s also an excellent addition to milk potions, elixirs, smoothies, raw chocolate, and coffee! Order Now!

Download the Calm App:

The #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. It offers a wide variety of downloadable meditations, and sleep stories to help you rest easy or relax.

Red Light Therapy:

Remember those mood-enhancing benefits you get outside during the summertime from Vitamin? Guess what: you can have access to those feelings with a red light therapy device. This light therapy has specifically been proven to reduce stress and improve mental health.

Infrared Sauna:

Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna therapy helps the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol. While cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during a sauna therapy session, they drop immediately afterward. Booking a sauna session is another great technique to try to get your stress levels down.

Cold Water Immersion:

A key study has shown that repeated three-minute dips in cold water over a period of time significantly reduces the adrenaline-driven sympathetic response to a different stressor and increases the parasympathetic activity that calms the body down. Wim Hof developed this method (along with the breathwork). Recently the team at Goop did a docu-series called Goop Lab on Netflix that highlighted the Wim Hof Method in one of their episodes. It’s definitely worth watching!

We hope you find these methods useful during the times when you need to recharge to find that inner calm.

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Liz started doing personal blood draws after her son, Dashiell, was born with Zellwegers disease. His diagnosis required numerous blood draws and drug levels throughout his life. After sitting through long wait times at the labs followed by watching many different phlebotomists, many new to the job, struggle to find his veins, often poking him multiple times, as a seasoned phlebotomist, Liz decided to draw his blood at home and hand deliver it to the lab myself. Soon after she began doing personal touch blood draws so she can now offer that same personalized service to you.

Liz graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Biology in 1994. She moved to Santa Barbara and earned her phlebotomy certificate in 1995. Liz began working at St. Francis Medical Center in the Physical Therapy Department and quickly transferred to the Laboratory. Perfecting her venipuncture techniques on all floors of the hospital, including post-operative patients, pregnant women going into labor, sick or premature babies, and emergency room patrons, she then improved her patient care skills working for internal medicine doctors, one of whom was the Medical Director of Hospice and won Doctor of the Year. In 1999, Liz started working with a group of local retinal surgeons. Her primary job consisted of injecting dye into arm veins and photographing its flow through the patients retinal vessels. When patients are worried about their diagnosis or apprehensive about the procedure because of difficult veins, her quick, almost pain free needle stick and kind but professional bed side manner would put them at ease.

The various settings and patients Liz has encountered over the years have enabled her to become very skilled at finding the smallest and most fragile of vessels. Her specialities include infants and the elderly, diabetics of all ages, patients with rolling veins, on blood thinners or chemotherapy. She lives in downtown Santa Barbara, travels from Goleta to Carpintera and brings all the necessary supplies directly to you. All she needs from you is a lab request and your home or office becomes an instant draw station. Appointment times are very flexible, and she is friendly, reliable and punctual. Be kind to your arm and treat yourself to the luxury blood draw you deserve!!!


Mike brings more than just a medical perspective to his clients; at the age of 14, he began an athletic career as a pole-vaulter that would end up taking him on an incredible journey over the next 13 years of his life. Throughout his athletic journey Mike was constantly working to find the ideal balance of fitness and proper nutrition in order to maximize his performances. Combined with his medical knowledge the years of athletic experience provide a unique and successful combination that serve to benefit his staff and clients.

“After I shifted the focus of my practice from Sports Medicine into Nuclear Medicine specifically Interventional Endocrinology. I found myself questioning our western medical paradigm…Here I was performing thyroid cancer and Hyperthyroidism treatments with harmful radical thyroid radioactive ablations which really made me take a hard look in the mirror and become more of a researcher to find safer and more effective options to better treat my clients. During my research I realized that there were very few, if any, medically directed programs focused towards achieving a “Healthier Lifestyle” rather than typical “Diet” fads.” A few years later after training and working with some of the worlds foremost Bio-identical Hormone Replacement specialists I became Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Sort of just found my passion and the answers I had been looking for with this new specialty finally after years of treating people with the Band-Aid “fix it when its broken” mentality instead of at the root cause.”

Mike has spent the last 10 years in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. He has trained over 120 physicians in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and consulting for their practices. Today his vision is a reality, and clients from all of the world come to benefit from the successful programs that have been established at Age Management Institute Santa Barbara. He firmly believes in educating the patient about the importance of good nutrition, hormone balance, stress management, and regular exercise is the key to aging well and having a high quality of life well into your golden years.