- File Size: 5265 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Publication Date: November 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MSQUSAK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Stress Effects: A fascinating look at the effects of stress on breathing patterns, gut microbiome, adrenals and addiction. Kindle Edition
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The book addresses what I'm now learning after fifty plus years. Anxiety, under extreme stressful situations, may escalate to complex trauma. In addition, stress attacks your respiratory, neurological, circulatory, and hormonal systems which may lead to permanent and chronic physiological issues such central and obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, glaucoma and high cholesterol.
In addition to the types of stress we normally think of, the book explains how our diet adds more stress to our body's already stressed out systems. Sugar is a danger for everyone but especially those with diabetes who are always seeking a way to control their sweet tooth. Stress Effects provides a how to guide to suppress sweet cravings. Rather than a prescription for more meds, the author, a health care professional, reveals the minerals and vitamins needed to reduce anyone's desire for sweets. If a reader suffers from diabetes or another autoimmune disorder, the book provides a comprehensive insight into how stress may have created the condition or exacerbated its severity.
The book was extremely thorough, and while especially instructive for nurses and other health care professionals, it provides information that is useful for anyone who suffers from chronic issues or disorders related to or aggravated by stress. It will be on my bookshelf.
The author explains how stress is caused by biogenic and psychosocial factors. She talks about “persistent homeostatic dysregulation”, which occurs when the body’s balance becomes disrupted, and the effects of that. She talks about how stress affects the digestive system, and suggests diet, supplements, and treatments we can take to help with this.
The chapter on deep breathing talks about why it doesn’t work, how it can be harmful, and how to breathe properly to relieve stress. This includes photos of proper positions and how to use the diaphragm as the main source of breathing.
There is a whole chapter on insomnia and sleep deprivation that I really appreciated since I have troubles with sleep. There are a lot of interesting suggestions there that I am excited to try.
Discussion in this comprehensive book includes thyroid function and its effects on adrenal glands (for both over and under producers). The author also talks about leaky gut and proton pump inhibitors. There is a section on COPD, and even Cancer.
My favorite is the chapter dedicated to nutritional supplements that may assist with your particular problem. This book is highly professional and well done!
The chapters cover the science of stress and its different types, and explore the connection between stress and different systems in the body including the digestive and respiratory systems.
A major portion of the book focuses on the relationship between stress and breathing. There are some real eye openers here as the best breathing technique as antidote to stress may seem counter intuitive while the common advice of deep breathing may actually be harmful.
I had not realized that there is so much to learn about a basic function like breathing. I found the illustrated breathing techniques particularly useful. I learned heaps and am am glad I read the book.