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A beginning primer on stress…

A beginning primer on stress…

In this video, I go over the basics of stress including: 1. The fascinating definition of stress and historical perspectives 2. The basics of what happens to your body under stress 3. The basics of how stress causes disease, disability, and early death 4. How unmanaged stress impoverishes families and communities 5. And finally, howRead more about A beginning primer on stress…[…]

How to take care of your mind and body

How to take care of your mind and body

Basically almost all skin conditions are due to two problems: a disruption of the natural commensal bacterial populations (human microbiome) and auto-immune conditions resulting from exposure to agents in our environment that are not native to our evolutionary development, such as household chemicals. Even most allergies are due to either a disruption/depletion of the human microbiomeRead more about How to take care of your mind and body[…]

Why would people risk their lives for an adrenaline rush

Why would people risk their lives for an adrenaline rush

Probably the most important skill one needs during extended social emergencies is a true understanding of what the human stress response is and how to effectively manage it. It is the stress of individuals, rather than many of the circumstances present during a collapse, that determine morbidity and mortality. With the explosion of stress relatedRead more about Why would people risk their lives for an adrenaline rush[…]

The Benefits of Stress In Moderation

The Benefits of Stress In Moderation

The experience of stress is simply the experience of adaptation. As living organisms, we are made to adapt to the demands of the environment around us. A person’s reaction to stress follows ans inverted “U” shaped curve, and with small exposures to stressors, we become more conditioned to the environment as we adapt. This allowsRead more about The Benefits of Stress In Moderation[…]

Social Inequality leads to an epidemic of stress-related diseases

Social Inequality leads to an epidemic of stress-related diseases

  When you are a low man on the totem pole, you are more at the whim of your environment. You basically have to be excessively plastic, ready to adapt to a myriad of environmental demands. A person with means and power has more opportunity to change her environment, rather than having to become moreRead more about Social Inequality leads to an epidemic of stress-related diseases[…]