Five-Fold Increase of Death Risk Due To Stress

According to researchers, high levels of stress hormones such as cortisol were found to increase the risk of death in those aged 65 or over by five times or more.

They were more likely to die from heart disease including heart attacks, heart failure and strokes, but not necessarily more likely to die from other causes such as cancer, it was found.

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Chronic Stress May Cause Lasting Genetic Changes

 Long-term exposure to the hormone cortisol may leave a lasting mark on the genome and influence how genes that control mood and behavior are expressed, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The finding, published in the September 2010 issue of Endocrinology, could eventually lead to new ways to explain and treat depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses.

Scientists and physicians have long been interested in the cause of depression, a sometimes debilitating disorder that affects about 16 percent of people at least once over the course of a lifetime. While studies have shown that many other mental illnesses are strongly heritable, studies have shown that the risk of depression is only about 40 percent genetic. Consequently, environmental factors are thought to play a major role in causing this disease.

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Hair Loss Affects One In Six Women – Stress A Main Cause

A common complaint we hear in the naturopathic clinic is hair loss. Do you think that hair loss is a condition that only affects older men or a few women as they hit menopause? Think again.

What we are seeing today are young, healthy women in their twenties and thirties with hair loss, and there are plenty of them. One is six women lose their hair; some lose small amounts with others losing considerably larger amounts.  Premature hair loss is more common in women than you think, but there are various steps you can take to help prevent it.

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Bad marriage raises stress levels for men and women

Your relationship could be literally killing you, and it may be more important to fix a bad marriage than fix a time with your doctor for that next check-up.

A recent study has shown that  men and women who are in bad marriages take that stress to work with them, thereby increasing their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes and other chronic complaints stemming from stress..

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Why did Dr. Wilson Create Adrenal Fatigue Products?

 By Dr. James L. Wilson

I am often asked why I formulated dietary supplements for adrenal fatigue. During my practice, the idea had been on my mind for a number of years. I saw early in my clinical work that most people suffering from adrenal fatigue need more than just lifestyle changes and alterations in their food intake. When the adrenals respond to stress, cell metabolism has to speed up, burning through many times the number of nutrients normally needed. By the time the adrenals reach the state of adrenal fatigue, the cells have used up much of the body’s store of certain nutrients and are in desperate need of new supplies to continue to minimally function, let alone recover. Normally, good quality food is the best source of these nutrients, but once depleted, the adrenals need more than diet alone is likely to provide. I found, clinically, that supplementing with specific concentrated nutrients markedly increased my patients’ ability to strengthen adrenal function and
recover their health.

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