Naturopathic Fun Facts
My latest posting on my homepage discusses the impact of food on the emotions. Here is the continuation of how stress affects our health:
Psychological effect of Distress:
In a meta-analysis of 68,222 people of adults 35 years old and over, the connection between psychological distress, cardiovascular disease, and cancer was studied. The conclusion:
“Psychological distress is associated with increased risk of mortality from several major causes in a dose-response pattern. Risk of mortality was raised even at lower levels of distress.”
Source: Russ, T. et al. Association between psychological distress and mortality: individual participant pooled analysis of 10 prospective cohort studies. BMJ 2012; 345 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e4933 (Published 31 July 2012). Online: http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4933
Adrenal Exhaustion and overdoing:
Dr. Northrup recently blogged about the connection on how stress impacts our physical body. Specifically, she addressed how stress causes imbalances in our hormones, causes psychological food cravings, imbalanced digestive responses, and robs the body of nutrients (in order to fuel fight-or-flight vs. restore-and-heal).
“Adrenal exhaustion usually suggests that there are long-standing life problems in need of resolution. These issues will loom all the larger when seen with the no-nonsense mental clarity of perimenopause. Not only will adrenal exhaustion make the transition needlessly unpleasant, it also can deprive a woman of the resources she needs to address those issues and to take full advantage of the creative promise of the second half of her life.
This need not be the case! The solution is to remind yourself there is an endless source of strength available to you. Tap into it and shore up your inner strength with this beautiful affirmation…”
Source: Northrup, C. Spiritual Support for Adrenals. August 2012 Newsletter: www.drnorthrup.com/blog/2012/07/spiritual-support-for-your-adrenals
Wondering why you can’t fight the over 40 flab, beyond diet?
View my answer on Dr. Oz’s Sharecare at: http://www.sharecare.com/question/as-woman-rid-stomach-fat
Diet foods can make you fat!
See the resource section on my latest blog, Emotional Effect of Food and Its Connection to Health and Healing, at dr-lobisco.com