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Jul 7th, 2011

Stress – Part 4

Understanding our stress response and the biochemical change it effects is important. It will show you how to improve your ability  to cope with stress by providing your body with the nutritional support it needs. This in turn can improve health, balance emotions, and prevent premature aging and degeneration.

While people’s specific responses to stress are as varied as the number of stressors they encounter, the biological nature of this response is similar in every case. It is called the general adaptation sydrome (GAS), and its purpose is to preserve life by maintaining stability in the body’s structure and function, a condition called homeostasis. Every stressor disrupts homeostasis to some extent. When the happens, GAS comes into play. It has three stages: alarm, resistance and exhaustion.

Come back tomorrow for part 5!

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