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The Stress Cure: A Simple 7-Step Plan to Balance Mood, Improve Memory, and Restore Energy Hardcover – September 16, 2003
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Supplemental nutrition, meditation, friendships, exercise, sensible eating and proper sleep are all parts of doctor Cherewatenko's "stress cure." But what sets his program apart from the typical anti-stress guidelines is its use of the "coping hormone" dehydroepiandrosterone, a.k.a. DHEA. Said to check cortisol, a "fight or flight" hormone the body produces under stress, DHEA is not regulated by the FDA. But, according to Cherewatenko, once DHEA is administered patients report remarkable improvement in their emotional well being. "Within 3 days of taking the DHEA I felt everything inside of me lift," reports one patient, Rebecca. "It was like I had come back from the edge. I feel more in control." DHEA levels can be checked by a doctor, Cherewatenko says, and DHEA supplements can be prescribed for women with below normal levels. Cherewatenko recommends that it be purchased from a "reputable" source-namely his company, HealthMax, Inc. (Conveniently, HealthMax also offers a DHEA-level saliva testing kit.) Whether DHEA is, in fact, a safe and viable remedy for fatigue, migraines, weight gain, muscle aches, sweating abnormalities, PMS, depression, infertility or any of the 27 other symptoms Cherewatenko claims it cures is yet to be declared by the FDA. In the meantime, the authors' clearly-presented guidelines for applying the more usual solutions to stress (avoiding perfectionism, eating right, exercising regularly, etc.) should satisfy readers who are wary of medicating themselves with new drugs.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Vern S. Cherewatenko, M.D., is a family physician in private practice and founder of HealthMax Incorporated, a company specializing in functional medicine with emphasis on diabetes, obesity, stress, nutritional biochemistry, and longevity medicine. He is cofounder of the American Association of Patients and Providers (AAPP), a nonprofit organization advocating commonsense changes in healthcare. Dr. Cherewatenko conducts community seminars nationally on female stress, diabetes, obesity, and other issues and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, and on the cover of U.S. News & World Report. He and his family live in Renton, Washington. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
The book also helped me see additional stressors that are impacting my health such as food allergies which helped me understand my situation better.
The main premise of the book is that DHEA levels drop in high stress situations and the body gets stuck in a vicious cycle where the DHEA "coping" hormone remains depleted, which continues the stress cycle - it often feels like we are coming unglued or having a personality change because of this lack of coping hormone.
The reviewer who has stated that DHEA cannot be taken if you are under 40 must have been skimming too fast - Cherewatenko states that DHEA should not be taken by children or in people who have health issues where hormone level changes (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) could cause further disease.
DHEA supplemntation is easy, it is available over the counter and this book explains how and why it works plus the other things you need to look at to bring your life into balance.