We welcome you to this edition of your favorite Natural Health website. In this edition we present to you two books very important and essential for your total well-being.
Stress is difficult for scientists to define because it is a highly subjective phenomenon that differs for each of us. Things that are distressful for some individuals can be pleasurable for others. We also respond to stress differently. Nevertheless Stress can be deadly and effective in shortening life and making it miserable. There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, immune system disturbances that increase susceptibility to infections, a host of viral linked disorders ranging from the common cold and herpes to AIDS and certain cancers, as well as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Stress is recognized as the number one killer today worldwide. For example, the American Medical Association (AMA) stated that stress was the cause of 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease or at the very least had a detrimental effect on our health
What Can You Do About Stress?
The good news is that you can learn ways to manage stress. This booklet is for anyone who wants to know how to deal with stress and how to learn to relax and relieve stress. It explains when and how stress can be bad for you, and provides helpful strategies for dealing with it and where to go for further help.
To get stress under control you need to:
- Find out what is causing stress in your life.
- Look for ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
- Learn healthy ways to relieve stress or reduce its harmful effects.
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About OBESITY & OVERWEIGHT:
Obesity is a health hazard. The World Health Organization (WHO) tells us that overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity. Approximately 280,000 adult deaths in the United States each year are related to obesity.
Several serious medical conditions have been linked to obesity, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Obesity is also linked to higher rates of certain types of cancer. Obese men are more likely than non-obese men to die from cancer of the colon, rectum or prostate. Obese women are more likely than non-obese women to die from cancer of the gallbladder, breast, uterus, cervix or ovaries. Other diseases and health problems linked to obesity include:
- Gallbladder disease and gallstones.
- Liver disease.
- Osteoarthritis, a disease in which the joints deteriorate. This is possibly the result of excess weight on the joints.
- Gout, another disease affecting the joints.
- Pulmonary (breathing) problems, including sleep apnea in which a person can stop breathing for a short time during sleep.
- Reproductive problems in women, including menstrual irregularities and infertility.
Being obese increases your risk of high cholesterol. High cholesterol and being overweight are two risk factors for developing heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, obese individuals are more likely to develop heart disease even when no other risk factors, like high cholesterol, are present. The connection between obesity, cholesterol and heart disease is clear.
Health care providers generally agree that the more obese a person is, the more likely he or she is to develop health problems.
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