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Nerve Stress: The Silent Killer

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The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.  Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain receptors as sensitive like the skin and muscles, so usually the...
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Zen Habits to Eliminate Stress

Zen Habits to Eliminate Stress
Imagine you get up late, failing to hear your alarm go off. You rush through your morning routine, spill coffee on your shirt, and jump in your car, only to hit rush hour traffic to the office. You finally get to work. Your boss isn’t happy; you have two unfinished projects, and dozens of emails to respond to. You hit the rush hour traffic coming home, your family has already eaten dinner, and your partner complains that you are an hour late. You microwave yourself a meal from the freezer and fall asleep in front of your TV, only to do the same thing the next day. Where did you go wrong? Had you taken the time to pause and align yourself in a position to take on the day, would your week improve? Maybe so! Especially if you had tried one of these relaxation techniques experts recommend making a habit...
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Fight Back Against Fall Stress

Fight Back Against Fall Stress
Returning back to our full time job or adjusting the kids back to school, fall can be a hectic time of year that can increase your stress levels. Returning to work after a vacation, transitioning your children to a new school, even fighting a busier rush hour as schools reopen, can all contribute to increased stress levels," explains Amazon best-selling author Paul Huljich. Paul is one of America's leading stress management experts and author of Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive (2 nd Edition; Mwella Publishing). "People who cope with stress in unhealthy ways end up creating significant personal health problems and more stress for themselves." My advice is to become aware of the activity that is spiking your stress levels and take steps to actively manage both your and your family's ways to cope with the increased stress in your lives." Don't fall...
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Holiday Stress Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating Disorders

Holiday Stress Can Trigger Binge Eating and Other Compulsive Eating Disorders
For those in recovery from eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, holiday stress can be a difficult time. During this joyous time of year, food often becomes the center of various celebrations, and at the end of the evening we are left asking ourselves "Why did I eat so much?"  Those dealing with eating disorders sometimes approach the holidays as an all-or-nothing proposition by either severely dieting or restricting themselves, or promising they'll try to lose the weight after the New Year. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers those struggling with unhealthy food behaviors support in their recovery during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and throughout the year. OA provides a 12-step program that addresses member's emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in a safe, anonymous environment. OA members can attend meetings anywhere in the country, around the world, online, or on the phone to help them stay on track,...
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What are the Effects of Stress?

What are the Effects of Stress?
“I’m stressed out all the time. What can this do to me?”  A little bit of stress is normal. It is your body’s natural way of responding to scary or unfamiliar situations. However, the effects of stress over prolonged periods with no relief or relaxation can cause serious mental and physical problems. Some of these issues include chronic fatigue, depression, digestive issues such as an upset stomach, headaches and back pain. If you remain in stressful situations these are a few of the things which may be happening to your body: Your Immune System While short bursts of stress may boost your immune system, long-term stress can leave you more susceptible to infection and worsen skin conditions such as eczema, hives and acne. Your Heart Long-term stress can cause your arteries to narrow and elevate your cholesterol levels. This increases your chances of having heart disease, a heart attack and a...
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