For the last few blogs I have talked about stress and the affect it has on your libido. Today I would like to reiterate that everyone has stress. Remember that the effect on the body of stress is directly related to how you perceive your stress. If the brain gets a message that you are in danger, it will appropriately send the correct cocktail of hormones down to the rest of the endocrine system to activate the fight or flight response. A prolonged fight or flight response message will eventually create problems in the body. However, there are some things you can work on starting today that will help you recover from this abnormal irritability, weight gain, PMS, sleeplessness, brain fog, joint pain, diminished immune system, and food cravings you might be suffering from.
I spent last weekend at a conference given by one of the top experts on fibromyalgia. What I learned flew in the face of what every medical student learns in medical school about the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia. So here’s what is “new” in the research that your doctor probably doesn’t know and what you will not read on popular medical sites on the internet or in news magazines for many years to come.
Anxiety is worry about something that has not yet happened. It’s living in the future rather than the present. Depression, anxiety’s grey sister, is rumination on what has happened in the past. Both rob you of the gift of the present moment.
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Ancient knowledge gives us insights that we can’t glean from a modern perspective. Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga has given me many such insights. I credit Ayurveda for curing my rheumatoid arthritis. Not only do I owe a great portion of my medical perspective to Ayurveda, I owe it my very health.
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It seems that everyone just wants to be happy. Yet there are so many reasons why we are not. Serotonin plays a role in our mood and happiness levels.
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Hugging can reduce your risk for heart disease and boost your immune system. This simple act of affection releases a very important hormone: oxytocin.
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