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Stress: The Good and the Bad
Despite the dangers of stress - i.e. chronic illness and early mortality, it is unavoidable. View a study on the effects of chronic stress HERE. There are a number of methods to cope, from drinking to meditation, but what about embracing it?
Stanford Medicine researcher suggest short-term stress can provide some benefits both in physical and mental performance. Read more about Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar's research on the benefits of stress HERE.
But what does it mean to embrace stress? Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal said, "viewing stress more positively seems to encourage people to cope in ways that help them thrive, whether it's tackling the source of stress, seeking social support or finding meaning in it."
Dr. McGonigal said it is all in your mindset, "For example, when you feel your heart pounding from anxiety, you think about how your body is trying to give you the energy you need to rise to the challenge." Read more about Dr. McGonigal's research HERE.
Harvard Health Publishing has gathered a large number of articles together relating to the varying types of stress, from Psoriasis to simply watching a football game, that can aid both you and your patients in developing a greater understanding of stressors and how to cope with them.
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Mental Health and Nutritional Factors: Objective Laboratory Testing
by Julia Malkowski, ND, DC and Lauren Marcoullier, ND, DC
With one in four people currently afflicted, mental health disorders are becoming the leading cause of disability worldwide, and by 2020 depressive disorders are expected to rank second as the leading cause of global disease burden. This rise in mental illness has been linked to rapid urbanization and modernization, as many people are adapting to a "Western" lifestyle, due in large part from easy access to calorie-dense, nutrient-deficient food. As a result, chronic low-grade inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of mental illness with diet being a modifiable risk factor. One of the ways to combat these adverse effects are nutritional cofactors such as vitamin D, E, magnesium, folate, essential fatty acids, B-vitamins, and probiotics, which have been shown to exert anti-inflammatory properties and act on specific biochemical pathways pertaining to mental health. In this article we will discuss the role of specific nutrients in mental health and appropriate lab testing for patients struggling with mental illness to help further guide treatment. READ MORE
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