STRESS ISN’T REALLY THAT DANGEROUS; IS IT?

All About Healthy Choices

hypothalamic-pituitary-axis-simplified“My job creates so much stress.” “My marriage is so stressful.” “The holidays are always a stressful time of year.”

We hear the word “STRESS” so often, we are almost immune to the REAL HARM it often produces. It is NOT just a NOUN or VERB. It is an EMOTION that causes SERIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS that are rarely addressed in a PREVENTATIVE HEALTHY MANNER.

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JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS CHRONIC STRESS?

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Let me show you the ramifications using only ONE of many stress hormones produced by the endocrine system in our bodies. The picture at the top of the page shows the process starts in the Hypothalamus. It sends a message to the pituitary gland that ultimately creates a stress hormone in the Adrenal Glands known as CORTISOL.

Cortisol is best known as the “STRESS HORMONE.” It is responsible for increasing blood sugar…

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