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    Week 6 - stressful event

    The days leading up to completing week 6 were amazing for me. I went from having ups and downs to feeling like I was leveling off finally. I felt back to normal. I had an extremely stressful event involving my wife in the hospital. Everything will be fine thank god. My question is the...
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    Stress Transmitter Wakes Your Brain More Than 100 Times a Night, and It Is Perfectly Normal

    You wake up. The alarm clock says 02:56. “Oh no, it is not time to wake up yet,” you think, fearing that you will need lots of coffee to stay awake the following day. Most people believe that a good night’s sleep should be uninterrupted. That is why it can be extremely annoying to wake up in...
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    A lot of folks dealing with anxitey and stress ... try this

    I like checking out what's new every so often and it has often had topics of anxiety issues sprinkled in there. Recently I learned of a self hypnosis app (interactive where you talk to it as well) called Reveri, it recommends twice daily sessions to learn how to deal with the uncertainty we...
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    Lower Cortisol/reduce stress with whey?

    Whey protein never fails to amaze and surprise me for its long list of potential benefits. One unexpected benefit of whey may be that of a mood elevator and antidepressant. This effect of whey is actually not a new finding. I wrote about that in an article on how whey may assist weight loss in...
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    Traumatic Stress widely overlook in health evaluations

    We see many threads here of members dealing with what may be symptoms of stress rather than side effects of their medication. Stress that is symptomatic and on going is TSD, related to PTSD. Quality of life is diminished, interpersonal relations suffer. In our highly competitive fast paced...
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    Stress and fatigue reduce testosterone just as much as age does

    Stress and fatigue reduce testosterone just as much as age does Age is an important factor that determines the amount of testosterone circulating in men's bodies, but it's not the only one. American army researchers discovered that stress and fatigue may be just as important factors. It could be...
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    Stress Reduces Sperm Quality

    Psychological stress and testicular function: a cross-sectional study of 1,215 Danish men. Nordkap L, et al. Fertil Steril. 2016. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the associations between self-reported psychological stress, semen quality, and serum reproductive hormones among young Danish men...
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    Cortisol results interpretation and stress issues

    My salivary cortisol results are as follows: 200ng/dL 6am 200ng/dL 11am <50ng/dL 5pm <50ng/dL 10pm I'm curious if these level are adequate for a normal response to stress. I am having a difficult time coping with stress.
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    Mindfulness may reduce doctor visits

    I have used mindfulness by just breathing deeply 4 times per day and being aware of my surroundings and my body for 2 minutes. I use an app on my phone called Mindfulness (click here) to send me text reminders. This has really decreased by stress and made me more aware of my present moment...
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    The Difference Between Stress And Anxiety

    It’s safe to assume that most of us have experienced stress in one form or another, whether it’s a deadline at work, a family conflict or an important decision. The constricting, chest-pressing fear can feel never ending and can put us into a state of unrest. With stressful elements churning in...
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