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Stress ReliefStress Relief Presented by Dr. Jean-Marc Slak 23 Adams Street, Burlington, MA 781-273-0099www.drslak.com
STRESS - How Big Of A Problem Is It?STRESS - How Big Of A Problem Is It? Each week, 95 million Americans suffer from some stress related symptoms for which they take medication Stress is recognized as the number one killer today According to the AMA, stress is the cause of 80 to 85 % of all human illness and disease At the very least, stress has a detrimental effect on our health American businesses lose an estimated $500- $600 billion per year to stress related productivity loss Nathan, Staats, & Rosch, 1987
More FactsMore Facts 90% of all visits to doctors are for stress related disorders In women, stress has been linked to: fatigue hair loss bad complexion insomnia disruption of the menstrual cycle low libido lack of orgasm The American Institute of Stress in Yonkers, New York
More Facts…Stress StudiesMore Facts…Stress Studies Studies show that stress can reduce the power of our immune systems A U.K. study exposed 266 people to a common cold then tracked who became sick. 28.6% of those with a few stress signs caught the cold The figure jumped to 42.4% for those who were under high stress Source: Holisticonline.com - Stress The Silent Killer http://www.holistic-online.com/stress/stress_home.htm
More Facts…StudiesMore Facts…Studies Women under stress may be at risk of building abdominal fat A Yale University study of 42 obese women found that those with abdominal fat secreted more stress hormones than those who carry extra weight on their hips Stress May Cause Excess Abdominal Fat in Otherwise Slender Women, Study Conducted at Yale Show, Yale, Yale University Press Release, September 22, 2000. Available online at: http://www.yale.edu/ opa/newsr/00-09-22-01.all.html. Accessed April 30, 2003.
What is Stress?What is Stress? At its most basic level, a survival mechanism that adapts to changes in our world Fight or Flight- How the body reacts
What is Stress?What is Stress? Today's stressors—traffic, work pressures, financial and family obligations and tensions – these stresses are different than our ancestors stress Responses to stress that worked well in the past, can fail when stress is emotional and constant
Some Long-Term Effects…Some Long-Term Effects… Allergies High blood pressure Anxiety and depression Skin problems Headaches and Migraines Back pain Muscular aches and pains Insomnia Digestive Disorders Heart disease Stroke Fatigue Source: Holisticonline.com - Stress The Silent Killer http://www.holistic-online.com/stress/stress_home.htm
The 3 Categories of Stress our Body Must HandleThe 3 Categories of Stress our Body Must Handle Chemical Physical Emotional These 3 types of stressors cause the release of “stress hormones” such as adrenaline and cortisol into the bloodstream UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, May 2001
Nutritional NeedsNutritional Needs No two people have identical nutritional needs People also differ in their needs simply based on a specific condition and on other contributing factors such as lifestyle, profession, age, etc.
Supplements AND FoodSupplements AND Food Every Day … Drink more water 5 Servings of Fruits and Veggies
The Nervous SystemThe Nervous System “The nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body.” Source: Gray’s Anatomy, 29th Edition, Page 4
The MASTER SystemThe MASTER System Your BRAIN, SPINE, and SPINAL NERVES make up your body’s MASTER control system. When the nervous system is FREE of all interference, your body can function at its MAXIMUM level. When there is nerve interference in the spine, dis-ease or disharmony occurs
The Nervous SystemThe Nervous System Brain + Spine + Spinal Nerves = Nervous System
Balancing the Nervous SystemBalancing the Nervous System The literature suggests that Chiropractic adjustments influence: T and B lymphocyte numbers. Natural killer cell numbers. Antibody levels. Phagocytic activity. Plasma endorphin levels. Improved DNA repair. The effects of Chiropractic on the immune system: a review of the literature. Allen JM, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 1993; 23:132-135) Chiropractic Influence on Oxidative Stress and DNA Repair. Campbell C JVSR, February 18, 2005, pp 1-5
Successfully Handle StressSuccessfully Handle Stress Think in a positive way. Eat the right food. Exercise on a regular basis. Get enough rest and fun. Get adjusted regularly, it will allow your body to function at its GREATEST potential and help you balance your stressed nervous system.