About The Ornish Diet

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management, Weight Loss
The Ornish Diet: What You Need To Know In 2007, a book titled The Spectrum, by a Dean Ornish, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco was published. The Spectrum would later spawn what is now known as the Ornish Diet. The Ornish diet leave out nutrition, exercise, and stress management along with emotional support options as a guide to help you achieve your overall goal. Goals that the Ornish diet was designed to help achieve range from anything to weight loss or preventing chronic disease. Each of these elements is known as spectrums in the Ornish diet. The Spectrums of the Ornish Diet • Nutrition • Exercise • Stress Management One of the unique things about the Ornish diet is that Dean Ornish recognizes that…
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Depression And Heart Disease

Depression, Heart Health, Stress Management
There has been a lot of research completed over the last few decades, and what it is telling us is that heart disease and depression are bedfellows. Each of them can lead to the other, which means that either diagnosis is far more complicated than anyone had ever realized. As far as risk factors for heart disease, depression is up there with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Mental health issues can stem from a variety of factors, including the person's environment, family history, their state of mind, as well as their physical health. Big life changes can also trigger a mental health problem, as can high-stress levels, a loss, life transitions, and a chemical imbalance as well. It makes sense that a heart attack or major heart operation could…
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Yoga For Relief From Aches And Pains – Video

Pain relief, Stress Management, Video, Yoga
This video demonstrates how Yoga can be used to relive stress related conditions and day to day aches and pains. [KGVID width="640" height="480"]https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/jeannecs/YogaForAchesVideo.mp4[/KGVID] Click Here for more Health, Fitness and Personal Development Videos Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Stress Can Impact Vital Organs

Health, Stress Management
Stress affects just about everyone’s daily lives. Unfortunately, stress is not a benign thing. It can affect your body in ways that can have a long lasting impact on your health. Here are some ways stress can affect your health: • The Effect Of Stress On Your Brain - Stress can cause you to lose your concentration and memory abilities. Whether this is psychological or physiological is not completely clear. When you are under stress, parts of your brain associated with memory, such as the hippocampus, do not work well and you cannot turn short-term memory into long-term memory. You can also fail to concentrate on things you hear or things you are reading. It isn’t clear whether this is a long-term effect or short-term effect; however, things like stress…
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Chronic Stress Can Be A Killer

Health, Stress Management
Our bodies are hard-wired to react to stress to protect us from potential threats. While we are no longer being threatened by predators or other aggressors, we are still facing multiple demands each day that our body reacts to in the same way. What Is Stress? In many cases, stress is described as feeling overwhelmed, worried, run down, or anxious. Anyone can be affected by stress regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic standing, or circumstances. Some stress is beneficial to our lives because it produces a boost of drive and energy allowing us to get things done. In most cases, everyday stressors can be managed with healthy stress management skills. However, this isn’t always the case and extreme and chronic amounts of stress can have severe health consequences. What Is Chronic…
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Bad Habits Can Accelerate Aging

Anti Aging, Diet, Stress Management
There is so much that a person can do to make aging come at a younger age and more forcefully, too. The aging process will happen to us all, and there's just no getting around that fact. Believe it or not, but there are so many life practices that a person can innocently engage in that causes them to age quickly, and that's the bad part of it. Did you know that environmental components can also have an effect on a person's skin and overall, aging process? It's hard to believe, but very true. So, the question of the century is how can a person put a hold on the aging process? Well, one must always remember that no one on this planet can put a complete stop to the…
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What Is A Compromised Immune System

Fatigue, Health, Stress Management
When your immune system is not functioning as well as it should, complications will arise. You will find that you are catching diseases more often than normal. This is because your body can’t fight off pathogens effectively. But, what are the reasons behind your body having low immunity? • Stress Every time you get stressed, your body starts to produce cortisol which is the stress hormone. The major aim of cortisol is to prepare your body to free from the perceived threat. For cortisol to achieve this, it will lower the protein your body requires in order to signal other immune cells. This will lead to a suppressed immune system as it reduces the number of lymphocytes present in your body. With a reduced number of lymphocytes, your body can…
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Aging And Insomnia

Anti Aging, Diet, Health, Menopause, Stress Management
There are millions of people worldwide that have issues sleeping, regardless of age or lifestyle. Keep in mind that sleeping issues can happen to us all for many different reasons and as a person tends to get older, sometimes lifestyle habits make it quite harder to rush into a great night’s sleep. How can we fix some of these issues in which so many people have? Ultimately, a person is going to have to change their nightly routine habits, as well dieting habits in order to achieve a better night’s sleep. For some people, trying to change the way that they live is quite impossible, especially the older someone gets because a lot of older individuals are highly set in their ways, thinking that the way they live is quite…
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Increase the Body’s Immunity Naturally

Diet, Natural Healing, Nutrition, Stress Management
Imagine a nation that lacks a capable army to defend itself against interlopers and invaders. Or think of what could happen to your important documents and files if you left your computer without any competent shield against malwares and viruses. In almost any imaginable scenario, we know all too well that keeping things defenseless is like walking on a tightrope of doom. The same holds true with the human body, a system that is so fundamental yet at once complex in its workings. Without our body’s built-in system of protection against germs, viruses, bacteria and other foreign bodies, our organs and essential bodily functions could very well be just time bombs waiting to explode. But thanks to our immune system, our body’s crucial line of defense against infections, diseases and…
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Treat Anxiety Naturally

Holistic Medicine, Natural Healing, Stress Management
Many people who struggle with anxiety turn to prescription medications for treatment which can cause even worse side effects, or significant dangers to a person’s health. This is one of the reasons that so many people are turning to natural treatment methods to help with anxiety issues that are causing problems in their lives. What Is Natural Treatment? Natural treatment is simply treatment that does not contain any chemicals. This can be non-medical treatments or natural supplements or even a mix of both. The one thing that you must remember is that no matter what method you try, it is imperative to consult your physician and to take any advice, or treatments he recommends seriously, but, that does not mean that you cannot also add alternative treatments that are more…
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