10 Ways To Celebrate National Stress Awareness Month

by Will Bowen
Since April is National Stress-Awareness Month, I thought the best way to celebrate it would be by creating less stress in our own lives. So here is a list of 10 positive ways you can respond to the stress in your life and keep your own stress levels in check.
Everyone feels stressed from Read more

10 Ways to Celebrate National Stress Awareness Month

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. If left unchecked, it tends to be a real joy-killer. This, of course, makes it harder for us to live Complaint-Free, happy lives. Stress can also lead to a number of major health problems, ranging anywhere from anxiety to severe depression and from mild acne to life-threatening heart Read more

Stress and Heart Disease: A Clear Relationship

By Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Most physicians now believe that emotional stress can contribute to the development of heart disease.

Stress appears to lead to heart disease in at least two ways. First, if you experience chronic emotional stress, you may be more likely to develop atherosclerosis, the disease process that produces coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke Read more

Stress Doesn’t Stay in Your Head

By Dr. Mercola

Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but wherever your stress is coming from, it likely starts in your head.

An inkling of worry might soon grow into an avalanche of anxiety. It might keep you up at night, your mind racing with potential Read more


Stress by Debra Bangasser

The male and female responses to stress are biologically different. What does that mean fore treating PTSD, depressions and other disorders?

Click on the above link to read the full article.

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Holiday stress-busting tips

by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year.

That’s why we’ve rounded up these 25 expert-endorsed ways to help you dodge the seasonal blues and stay happy, healthy, and energized.

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The Science of Meditation

Just Say Om
By Joel Stein;David Bjerklie, Alice Park and David Van Biema/New York City, Karen Ann Cullotta/Iowa and Jeanne McDowell/Los Angeles
The one thought I cannot purge, the one that keeps coming back and getting between me and my bliss, is this: What a waste of time. I am sitting cross-legged on a purple cushion with Read more

Stress: How It Affects Your Body, and How You Can Stay Healthier

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.,
Types of Stress
Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain. However, not all types of stress are harmful or even negative. There are a few different types of stress that we encounter:

Eustress, a type of stress that is fun and exciting, and keeps us vital Read more

Stress does not increase risk of getting MS, study finds

Stress doesn’t appear to increase a person’s risk of getting multiple sclerosis, suggests research published in this week’s Neurology.
“While we’ve known that stressful life events have been shown to increase the risk of MS episodes, we weren’t certain whether these stressors could actually lead to developing the disease,” says author Trond Riise of Norway’s University of Read more

Making Music Proves to Be Powerful Antidepressant

Making music might help lift more depressed people out of the dumps than common antidepressant medications do, the results of a new study suggest.
That’s not to say the people with depression should toss out their meds and pick up a guitar. The music therapy administered to patients in the new study was in addition to Read more