We live on little sleep and exercise but a lot of work. We eat junk and processed foods on the run and fuel up with caffeine and sugar. We are chronically overcommitted, subjected to a 24/7 news cycle, and can’t take our eyes off our computers and PDAs. Is it any wonder that anxious is the new normal?
Our bodies are hardwired to cope with stress, but we are biologically ill-equipped to handle the kind that we endure today.
The human brain, in all its majesty, can’t distinguish true physical emergencies from daily hassles, deadlines, information overload, difficult decisions, guilt, and worries. The physiological reaction is the same: a chronic hormonal surge born of our instinctive fight-or-flight response. The result is a cluster of dangerous symptoms: immune deficiencies, high blood pressure, weight gain, insomnia, and a wide range of other ailments. This is what world-renowned integrative physician Dr. Roberta Lee has defined as the SuperStress syndrome, which is caused by our overstimulated, undernourished lifestyle.
In this empowering, life-changing book, Dr. Lee presents the solution to SuperStress. She shows how you can build stress resistance and resilience into your life with a unique prescription for recognizing, rebalancing, and protecting against stresses small and large. Starting with a comprehensive, informative questionnaire to determine your stress level and stress personality type, The SuperStress Solution then guides you through a 4-week healing program to reset your rattled nervous system to a default state of rest rather than high alert. Discover how to
• Nourish your body with nutrient-rich foods, herbs, and supplements that repair stress damage
• Detox your system and jump-start your body’s healing with an easy-to-follow eating plan
• Sleep well again by following simple steps to protect and promote the rest your body needs
• Move to simple, low-impact exercises that can be done in five-minute to one-hour increments
• Retrain your mind so you can access a sense of peace and calm even in your most stressed-out moments
The SuperStress Solution will do more than help you beat back the overload that is making you sick; it will restore physical harmony and balance. More than a program that makes you feel better, it is a program that will make you truly well.
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In the hectic world we live in today, we could all learn how to de-stress. This book with tell you how to: * Nourish your body with nutrient-rich foods,herbs, and supplements that repair stress damage * Detox your system and jump-start your body's healing with an easy-to-follow eating plan * Sleep well again by following simple steps to protect and promote the rest your body needs * Move to simple, low-impact exercises that can be done in five-minute to one-hour increments * Retrain your mind so you can access a sense of peace and calm even in your most stressed-out moments The SuperStress Solution will do more than help you beat back the overload that is making you sick; it will restore physical harmony and balance. More than a program that makes you feel better, it is a program that will make you truly well. The first part of the book explains where our stress comes from and how your body reacts. Stress comes from so many different places, some that most of us would never even think of. We think of stress coming from our family, work, driving in traffic, waiting in a slow check out line etc. But it also comes from the environment etc. and some of us even add stress to ourselves, without realizing it. At the end of Part 1 there are four questionnaire: Your Superstress Type, The Physical Toll Stress Takes, Your Personal Resilience To Superstress and Recent Stressful Events. I learned a lot about myself when thinking about some of the questions and now I can work on changing those things to be less stressed. You can take a shorter version of these questionnaires HERE. The second part gives you the tools you need to overcome these stresses through breathing, meditation, affirmations, aromatherapy, massage etc. It also has a section on Foods That Heal and Rest & Motion. I practice deep breathing, meditation and aromatherapy. I've also been thinking about going for a massage, but don't know if I ever will or not. I learned the most from The Foods That Heal section, and can't wait to try some of them. The third part has a 4 week plan. They are Building Calm Into Your Life, Detoxifying Mind Body & Spirit-and Surroundings, Restoring & Rebuilding, and Nurturing Community and the Spirit.
This book is full of helpful information on reducing stress. I particularly like the information on supplements and the four week diet.