Tag Archives: stress hormones

The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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How hypnosis can help with childbirth

January 25, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  The fear of a painful childbirth that most women face today started long ago with the “Curse of Eve.” This belief that labor must be a painful experience has become embedded in many cultures — particularly in the Western world — across the centuries. But contrary to centuries of cultural […]

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The truth about stress

October 8, 2012

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by Dr. Barbara Hare —  Stress is the body’s alarm system. It is a physiological reaction to a threat in the environment. You might be familiar with the term “fight-or-flight response,” which means that when confronted with a threat, the brain instantaneously triggers a release of stress hormones, which in turn create a series of […]

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Beating fatigue naturally

July 24, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  So many of us wake up feeling tired, and struggle to find enough energy to simply get through the day. If you feel the need to drink one or more cups of coffee or energy drinks on a daily basis, you may be deficient in the nutrients essential for energy […]

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Ways to reduce inflammation without drugs

February 28, 2012

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Many experts predict that millions of people will be put on statin drugs, as a result of the 1.9-year JUPITER study, a clinical trial evaluating the drug, Crestor®. The study seemed to show that Crestor lowers the risk of heart attack and strokes in those with high levels of inflammation. But the benefits were actually […]

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