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The HPA Axis Dysfunction Diet: How to Use Nutrition to Support a Balanced Stress Response
HPA axis dysfunction has far-reaching impacts on your health, but following a strategic HPA axis dysfunction diet may help you recover. Here’s how you can use nutrition to support your HPA axis and stress response.
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Health Coaching and Stress Management: A Framework for Understanding and Managing Your Stress
In the right context, stress is helpful—but chronic stress has lasting health consequences. Check out this article for strategies on managing your stress with help from health coach Will Welch.
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Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic State: How Stress Affects Your Health
If you’re chronically stressed, your body is spending too much time in the sympathetic state, rather than the parasympathetic. Find out the difference between these two states and the impact long-term sympathetic activity has on...
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How to Avoid Burnout at Work and Stay Motivated on the Job
Jobs are often difficult and stressful. If you’re exhausted and feeling detached at work, you’re likely experiencing professional burnout. Here's how to avoid burnout or how to correct it if you’re already experiencing it.
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Busyness: Badge of Honor or Cultural Disease?
Status symbols are a part of every culture. Conspicuous consumption and expensive brands have been the dominant status symbols in America. Now “busyness” is overtaking them. But is being busy a good thing?
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The Myth of Adrenal Fatigue
Today I’ll discuss the current scientific evidence behind what happens to us when we experience chronic stress and propose that a much more accurate term for this would be HPA axis dysfunction.
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Adrenal PCOS: Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones
Is stressing about your diet and exercise routine ruining your fertility and causing PCOS symptoms? Learn how to change your lifestyle and get your hormonal health back on track.
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What Causes Hormone Imbalance?
Hormones don’t go out of balance for no reason. When they are out of whack, it is a sign that something is not working properly. This is where we turn to the functional model of...
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Jaw Pain: 3 Little Known Causes of TMJ
Malocclusion was believed to cause pain in the TMJ. However, newer research shows the disorder associated with biological, behavioral and cognitive factors.
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