Stress causes premature aging and disease. And it's something we all have. But there are healthy solutions to stress. In this episode, you'll discover:
--The roles of the "Rest and Digest" mode and the "Fight or Flight" mode in our bodies (the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems).
--How stress is caused by the "tigers" (both real and perceived) in our lives. And the three categories of stressors in our lives (routine, sudden, and traumatic).
--The amount of stress considered healthy (and why zero stress is actually unhealthy). And how your endocrine system and nervous system will physically change from prolonged stress.
--How stress contributes to premature aging and disease processes (cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, nutritional deficiencies).
--Why you should live until you are 120 or 130 years old from a biological perspective. And why Dr. Prather says stress is the biggest reason we don't reach that longevity.
--How men and women cope differently with stress.
--Why Dr. Prather says 100% of his patients need treatment for stress.
--How Acupuncture relaxes patients and proves to be a better treatment for stress than prescription drugs.
--How Chiropractic helps relieve muscle tension and low back pain. (And how long-term stress can even cause arthritis.)
--Plus, hear Amy's inspiring story about how she used the Healthy Habits weight loss program at The Prather Practice to lose 21 pounds in 5 weeks!