Stress Is Real

Written by on October 13, 2011 in Health & Wellness - No comments

Stress is real. At one time or another, everyone feels stressed out. How often have you said, “I am stressed.” That term is used today in such a very vague way that it almost has lost its meaning, but stress is not an abstract feeling. Stress is real, and has real, measurable affect on the body. Stress cannot be avoided. It is part of everyday life. Short-term stress is beneficial. On the other hand, chronic, long-term, stress has been implicated in a wide variety of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal ulcerations, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, and schizophrenia. Stress in childhood has been linked to the development of type 1 diabetes and asthma. Chronic stress negatively impacts immune system function and can predispose a person toward infection.

 Fortunately, nature often provides what the body needs. The class of phytonutrients known collectively as adaptogens are a group of natural substances that have the amazing ability to help the body adapt to stress, restore balance in the body, and support metabolic function. The knowledge of adaptogens dates back thousands of years to ancient China and India. However, serious scientific study did not begin until the late 1940s.
The book, Physiological Effects of Adaptogenic Herbs on Health, Stress, and Athletic Performance, gives a detailed account of what stress is, and how chronic stress can be detrimental to the body. It then gives detailed information on several adaptogenic herbs such as Eleuthero Root, Rhodiola, Schisandra, Ginseng, and Astragalus.

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This book is also available to order from Amazon as well as regular book stores. 

Wayne Pedranti

About Wayne Pedranti

Wayne Pedranti is a traditional Naturopath and a Master Herbalist. He is a Master Level Certified Sports Nutrition Adviser educated at the Cory Holly Institute. He has been cycling for well over 20 years, and is a licensed coach with USA Cycling and USA Track and Field. He has a Masters Degree in Coaching Education at Ohio University. He uses his training on natural health and coaching to build a comprehensive training plans that builds health, fitness, and performance.

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