Before I share Dr. Carol Helerstein’s informative audio on how stress affects your body systems, and what, in her expert opinion, she considers to be one of the best all-natural stress relief products on the market today, I want to personally tell you how chronic stress diminishes your well-being…
…If you didn’t know it already, before I started working from home, I ran a very busy London design agency. Prolonged chronic stress on a daily basis was par for the course. If the stress source wasn’t clients, deadlines or printers screwing up, then it was staff problems, banks or dealing with government bureaucracy. I had to seek quick stress relief (aka a product) before I could relax at the end of each day. But to cut a long story short, I embraced my career change for a more balanced and less stressful lifestyle.
Stress, as I’m sure you know from personal experience, affects your body in a huge way, especially when it is repeated day after day over a prolonged period.
And what’s worse, we have become so used to stress on a daily basis, that sometimes we don’t even notice when our anxiety levels are building up. All the while, it is having a “wear and tear” negative effect on our body’s balance, causing fatigue and robbing us of our youthfulness.
There are many sources of stress, a change in circumstances, challenging events, things beyond our control, conflict, family issues, pain, financial pressures, traffic jams, as well as job promotions, job stress, job security, redundancy, new homes, marriages and divorce. These are just a few I could name, but it could so easily become a big list!
Today, there is no escaping stress, society is constantly ‘connected’ through mobile technology and the Internet, making it harder to disconnect from the things that constantly remind us of our worries, which leads to higher levels of anxiety. Stress has become our constant companion and affects our emotional health and physical well-being.
No matter what the source of stress, our body’s response to cope with it affects virtually all bodily processes and organs.
Let me be a bit more specific, when we suffer from chronic stress, the stress hormone adrenaline is released, the heart beats faster, blood pressure rises, respiratory rates rise, and our muscles tense up.
In an effort to produce more energy quickly, the body increases its metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates and excretes lots of vital nutrients including potassium, magnesium, calcium and amino acids.
The liver increases output of blood sugar, and fats are released from body stores. Blood flow is diverted away from the gastro-intestinal system to the brain and large muscle groups, causing digestion to slow down, and also causes a rise in cholesterol and a decrease in the absorption of nutrients.
Prolonged stress can increase the risk of developing serious medical conditions and can make existing health issues worse.
Indeed, chronic stress affects your cardiovascular system, immune system and gastrointestinal system. It contributes to an increased risk or worsening of heart disease, migraines, asthma and many other diseases.
But the good news is that we are not helpless victims. Just as we can take steps to fight and prevent many other causes of disease, we can also mitigate stress’s effect on our body.
With that said, I’ll get off my soap box and let the qualified expert, Dr. Carol Helerstein, teach you more about the health dangers of stress and an all-natural stress relief product.
EPX Body Product Call with Dr. Carol – 07.25.2013
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Who is Dr. Carol Helerstein?
Carol Helerstein is a licensed Clinical Nutritionist who, as a practicing clinician, maintained a private practice on Long Island (New York) for over 25 years. Dr. Carol has dedicated her professional career to helping people achieve higher levels of health through lifestyle changes and better nutrition.
Her engaging lectures and presentations have been heard at corporate meetings throughout the country, Bard College, Hofstra University, the Nassau County Police Department, and National Organization of Women (NOW). Her articles on health and nutrition have been featured in Glamour, Allure, New York, Long Island Entertainment and Lifestyle, USA Today, New Beauty, Woman’s Day, Teen Vogue, American Baby, Shape, and US magazines. Her accomplished career also includes having authored the weight management book for the Windsor Pilates series that sold thousands of copies. She also served as the spokesperson for the Zone Diet.
Dr. Carol has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, ABC’s Eye Witness News, and the Geraldo Rivera show, Geraldo at Large,and has been heard on The Joey Reynolds, WOR Talk Radio Show, and The Natalie Weinstein Talk Radio Show. She has been interviewed for articles appearing in the Washington Post and Natural Health magazine. She has also appeared on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
As a member of the American Association of Bariatric Physicians, an organization dedicated to the scientific study of weight management, Dr. Carol has helped her clients face the difficult challenges of weight loss. Prior to joining EPX Body, she served as the nutritional spokesperson, adviser, and lecturer/trainer for GBG, a network marketing company. In her extensive career, she has also formulated various nutritional supplements for numerous companies.
“My purpose and passion has always been to help people reach their weight loss and health goals. I am honored to be a strategic part of the EPX Body team because I believe in the products and the vision of the company. Our ideals and values are one. EPX Body is dedicated to offering innovative, efficacious, state of the art, evidenced based products that truly work.”