The Biology of Beating Stress: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace

The Biology of Beating Stress: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace

by Jeanne Ricks

Paperback

$14.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Friday, September 28  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

The Biology of Beating Stress: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace by Jeanne Ricks


Stress is killing us unilaterally. All races, creeds, colors, socioeconomic groups, political parties--it does not discriminate. According to a recent study by the American Institute of Stress, 48 percent of stress sufferers say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. With an abundance of information on stress readily available on the Web and through other media outlets, people need a mediator to help them separate fact from fiction. Jeanne Ricks is that mediator.

The Biology of Beating Stress is a powerful book that gets major points about stress across in a casual way. With quick and easily digestible reference points, each page is something readers will want to return to again and again.

In addition to breathing and relaxation techniques, The Biology of Beating Stress shows readers how to make the mental shift toward not merely managing their stress, but actually using stress to their advantage!

The way we interpret our stress and its effects directly affects our health and wellness. This book:

  • Explains epigenetics to show how much more control you have over your health than you thought.
  • Describes the amazing benefits of brain wave entrainment for drug-free stress relief.
  • Discusses foods that help support the body when stressed.
  • Shows how consistent cortisol reduction techniques create a clear path to a happier, healthier, more productive, and stress-free life.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601633309
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 06/23/2014
    Pages: 192
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

    About the Author


    Jeanne Ricks is recent Director of Holistic Wellness Programs for The City College of New York. Her credentials include a bachelor's degree; and certificates earned in health counseling through Columbia University's Teacher's College in New York as well as from the Open Center in New York, through their professional training program in herbalism covering Traditional, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Native American traditions. She holds certification from the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a holistic health practitioner, and is a member of the Northeast Herbal Association.

    Table of Contents

    Author's Note 9

    Preface 10

    Introduction 11

    1 What Makes Us Sick? 16

    2 Stress: The Equal Opportunity Assassin 24

    3 Breathe Your Way to Better Mental and Physical Health 36

    4 Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy (Food as Information) 42

    5 Stretching 80

    6 Movement 86

    7 Anxiety (or Dance With the Elephants) 100

    8 Meditation (Your Mini-Vacation) 124

    9 Brainwave Entrainment 128

    10 Sleep (Get More!) 136

    Conclusion 156

    Appendix 161

    Notes 165

    Bibliography 175

    Index 185

    About the Author 189

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    See All Customer Reviews

    The Biology of Beating Stress: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    SisTR More than 1 year ago
    I've listened to so many heath guru's that I am a little skeptical about their suggestions. This time I am really impressed. I understand the practical and the technical. She makes so much sense. Many of her prescriptions are so easy to understand and to do. Just the alternating nostril breathing. Everyone who cares about their overall health can be helped by this one. 
    Love_to_LearnLH More than 1 year ago
    Using Jeanne Ricks cutting edge Brainwave Entrainment and VibroAcoustic Therapies healing modalities which encourage and strengthen the body's own natural mechanisms of recovery and restore balance and reduce stress to those areas of the body’s systems that are out of balance. The information in this book works.