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How to Conquer Your Chronic Stress

Summary: Although the human body is relatively adept at managing acute stressors, chronic stress can produce a variety of harmful effects.
Air Date: October 03, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Kathy Gruver
kathy gruver Dr. Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.

She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has just authored her second book entitled Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker. Her third book, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Therapies will be released shortly.

She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has been featured as an expert in countless publications including, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine and Massage Magazine.

She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. She has appeared as a guest expert on over 100 radio and TV shows including NPR, CBS Radio and Lifetime Television and has done over 60 educational lectures around the country.
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How to Conquer Your Chronic Stress
Chronic unremitting stress can increase your risk of suffering from a barrage of anxiety- and pressure-related diseases, ranging from high blood pressure and dementia to depression.

Chronic stress also increases your risk for some types of cancer and may lead to premature death.

According to reports by the American Academy of Family Practice, nearly two-thirds of doctor's office visits are related to stress; yet most conventional doctors offer no real hope.

So, what is the answer?

Dr. Kathy Gruver joins Dr. Mike to explain the many dangers of chronic stress, as well as offer some tips for relieving the pressures of daily life.


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