We live in a crazy, hectic, fast-paced world that makes it very difficult to maintain a sense of balance. With all the "conveniences" and technology we have at our fingertips, we are more stressed out than ever! Nearly half of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 49 experience everyday stress; and it's not surprising that working mothers between the ages of 25 and 40 report the greatest amount of stress. The health impact of prolonged stress is significant. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 75-90% of trips to the doctor’s office are stress related.
The free Women's Health Series with Dr. Sandra Bevacqua that I wrote about in my April 17th blog post has been excellent! If you missed this week's "Natural Solutions to Stress and Hormone Imbalance," you can listen to the recorded presentation until May 14th. Dr. Bevacqua offers valuable information for both men and women and I highly recommend it! (See upcoming presentations at bottom of this post.)
Click here for "Natural Solutions to Stress and Hormone Imbalance" audio and slides or call 425-440-5100, pin code: 213782# for audio only. (Presentation available until May 14, 2014.)
In "Natural Solutions to Stress and Hormone Imbalance", Dr. Bevacqua talks about the three different kinds of stress -- physical, chemical and mental -- and explains the connection between cholesterol, hormones, cortisol and stress. You might be surprised at what you will learn!
In addition, Dr. Bevacqua offers solutions that include lifestyle changes, food and specific nutritional supplement programs.
Click here for "Natural Solutions to Stress and Hormone Imbalance" presentation or call 425-440-5100, pin code: 213782# for audio only. (Presentation available until May 14, 2014.)
Click here to register for upcoming presentations in the Women's Health Series:
May 14 at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST) - Natural Solutions for Bone Health
May 21 at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST) – Creating a Healthy Baby from the Inside
For a wealth of information or to contact Dr. Bevacqua for a private consultation, visit http://www.wish4life.com.
For many of us, it's been a very cold and snowy winter. I'm fortunate to work from home so when weather conditions make it difficult to get out, I don't really mind; however, I know that for many, being stuck inside contributes to the "winter blues" which are very common during January and February after the fun and festivities of the holidays are over. According to Michael Holick, PH.D., M.D. (The Vitamin D Solution), the onset of a more serious condition, "Seasonal Affective Disorder" or "SAD" tends to coincide with the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. Anti-depressants -- the second most prescribed medications in the U.S. after cholesterol medications -- are often prescribed for "SAD". Fortunately, there are safe and natural ways to beat the "winter blues." Read below for "10 Simple Solutions" and listen to the audio, "Staying Cheery During The Dark Days of Winter" for a discussion about the nutritional connection to mood swings, depression and low energy, especially during the dark days of winter. Please share this post with others who might benefit and enjoy what's left of the winter!
We live in a time with all kinds of gadgets and gimmicks that are supposed to make our lives easier and yet people seem to be more stressed out than ever. As wonderful as the holidays are, for many -- especially women who are juggling work and family responsibilities -- the added pressure of making the holidays special for the people we love can be exhausting. Below is a timely article from Shaklee's Dr. Jamie McManus; the link to a "Shaklee Holiday Vitamin Survival Kit" webinar and a few of my favorite suggestions for stress management at holiday time and all year long.
In part 3 of our 3 part series on stress and women's health, you'll learn about the top nutrients women need to help offset the negative effects of stress and environmental toxins and achieve optimal health.
If you frequently feel fatigued, you might have come to accept it as your new "normal" way of feeling. Unfortunately, too many people -- especially women -- feel that way and despite being very common, it's not "normal" and can lead to more serious health consequences. Fortunately, making a few healthy changes can make a big difference. In part 2 of our 3 part series on stress and women's health, Shaklee Health Sciences offers practical suggestions to help you increase your energy and improve your health.
Did you know that women experience more physical symptoms from stress than men? If you are always exhausted, have trouble concentrating or abnormal weight gain, it might be due to stress and could lead to serious health complications later. May is National Women's Health Month and Shaklee has put together a Health & Wellness Update of special interest to women. Below is Part 1 of 3.