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Stress – Separating the Good from the Bad and the Ugly

Posted On Sep 18, 2009

Separating the Good from the Bad It is important to be able to distinguish which things in your life are contributing to your health and which things are detracting from it. The first step in helping yourself obtain a lifestyle you love is to make a complete and thorough list of all the things that…

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British Work Stress – 65% higher risk of Heart Attack

Posted On Sep 15, 2009

LONDON (Reuters) – Work really can kill you, according to a study providing the strongest evidence yet of how on-the-job stress raises the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body’s internal systems. Read post and commentary by Dr. Eric Bakker, ND here



Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue – Part 3

Posted On Sep 11, 2009

One of my chief concerns is the overall decline in health of the US population, and specifically the health of working America that keeps US companies afloat. All too often, I have witnessed the detrimental effects of stress on the health and productivity of key company employees and leaders. The unnecessary waste of talent in…

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Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue – Part 2

Posted On Sep 09, 2009

A meta-study on the cost of stress to business revealed that 75 to 80% of the stress in a person’s life is work related. Much of the stress at work is actually unnecessary and can be eliminated or minimized. Many people are not aware that the typical work-related behaviors listed below actually stress their adrenals…

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Stress, the Workplace, and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Sep 03, 2009

How many companies do you know give an employee award for a balanced life? In reality, most businesses unknowingly encourage stress in the workplace. Many operate on a crisis to crisis basis, going from one urgent short term goal to the next. They reward and encourage the person who stays late and comes in early…

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Cumulative Stress Load and Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Aug 27, 2009

Your body is designed to handle a certain amount of stress. In fact, a low level of stress appears to strengthen it and help keep it in good repair. However, when the total amount of stress is greater than your body can adequately compensate for, the signs and symptoms of stress begin to appear. Because…

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Cortisol and Adrenal Function

Posted On Aug 21, 2009

The hormones secreted by your adrenals influence all the major physiological processes in your body. They closely affect the utilization of carbohydrates and fats, the conversion of fats and proteins into energy, the distribution of stored fat (especially around your waist and at the sides of your face), normal blood sugar regulation, and proper cardiovascular…

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Frustration and Discouragement in Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Aug 18, 2009

Frustration and discouragement are experienced intimately by most people suffering from adrenal fatigue. When you start on the road to recovery and have a setback, you may become discouraged and frustrated. Do not give up!  Even when things are not going like they should and you feel like you have tried everything and nothing is…

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Eating with Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On Jun 26, 2009

If you are experiencing adrenal fatigue, you will probably notice that you do best if you combine some protein (meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, seed, legumes, etc.), complex carbohydrates (whole grains, root vegetables, etc.) and a small amount of healthy fat (preferably fresh vegetable oils) at every meal and snack. Eating this way helps sustain…

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The Price of Stress

Posted On Jun 26, 2009

If you’re like many North American adults, you may have noticed that it’s harder to get up and keep going than it used to be. Caffeine is almost as essential as air to modern life. Perhaps you’ve even found yourself turning down fun activities because you’re too tired. When stress and fatigue are the two…

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