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What Is Stress?

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: what it is, when it’s helpful and when is it harmful, how to optimize your stress response, and some strategies for living with a caveman nervous system in a modern, stressed-out world. Stress is Ubiquitous When the body is exposed to real or perceived harm or threat, the result is a cluster of physiological changes that are collectively referred to as the stress … Continue reading

Evolution of stress

The Evolution of Stress

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: its many forms, when it’s helpful and when it's harmful, optimizing your stress response, and survival strategies for living in a modern world with a primal nervous system. We Only Have One Stress Response The body is constantly striving to achieve balance. This becomes apparent when we observe how every cell, organ, system, and the entire organism as a whole is ultimately working to attain … Continue reading

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Sleep Part 3: How To Get More of It

So after part 1 and part 2 of this blog series on sleep, we know why we should get more sleep - at least 8 hours a night. Now let's talk about ways to go about getting more sleep and better sleep. Before we begin, I have to say that my sleeping habits are not perfect. I sometimes have trouble falling asleep, and my sleep is at times filled with anxiety, to the point where it doesn't really feel like sleep … Continue reading

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What the Spanish Can Teach Us

In the two weeks I've been in Spain, I've had some revelations about what makes a healthy individual, and, in turn, what odd things make a healthy (healthier than the U.S., at least) nation. Some convictions that have been turned on their heads? Don't eat too late at night. Don't smoke.  And don't eat strange additives. Those doctrines have been some of the cornerstones of my life and my nutrition practice for some time now, and I'm having to reconsider … Continue reading

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