The Truth about Stress
Modern humans are not adapted to the pervasive complex stress of modern times. Our stress levels are doubling every 10 years and it’s compounding. Recent research suggests that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of illness today is stress-induced.
“We are in the midst of the worst degenerative disease crisis in the history of humankind.”
-American Medical Association
Stress increases production of the stress hormone, Cortisol. Dubbed the “death hormone,” cortisol compromises your ability to fight off disease and infection, increases aging, can cause weight gain, insomnia, fertility problems and even stunt growth in children.
Everyone reacts to stress differently
Each body sends out it’s own set of red flags. According to the American Psychological Association, some people may not even feel the physical or emotional warning signs until hours or days of persistent stressful activities. The warning signs of stress are not to be taken lightly or ignored. Noticing how you respond to stress, you can manage it better and in healthy ways, which will help your body correct itself, reducing the high cost and care of chronic, long-term health problems.
75-90% of primary care physician visits are for stress related problems
Dr. Virgil Chrane