by Mandisa Fabris
from our archives, June 2010
It’s no secret. Many American children and adults suffer with obesity. Nowadays, we are in midst of a major food and environmental crisis; GMOs, pesticides, food additives, smog and much more may be adding to our predicament of obesity and disease. And the problem is not getting better but getting worse. Today’s health professionals blame obesity on poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, and lack of daily detoxification. However, that is only part of our dilemma.
Another issue Americans are facing today is chronic stress. We all experience some form of stress. And small amounts of stress are actually good for us. However, too much stress is harmful. Research has shown us time and time again that stress can be a major factor in the development of life-threatening diseases and conditions such as infection, heart disease and depression. In fact, chronic stress and anxiety can lead to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as alcohol abuse, drug use and overeating.
So how does stress relate to our metabolic power? (more…)