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Conquering the Stress of Superwoman Syndrome

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Your body needs some stress to function at optimal levels, but too much stress can wreak havoc on your systems.
Air Date: 6/1/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN
Jim-LaValleJames B. LaValle, RPh, CCN, is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, and board certified clinical nutritionist, naturopathic doctorate, with more than 30 years of clinical experience. LaValle is best known for his expertise in metabolic and integrative medicine, with extensive background in natural products, lifestyle drug/nutrient depletion, and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. He has developed health programs for the fitness industry, professional sports teams and healthcare companies.

LaValle is an appointed faculty member and course director for the Integrative Medicine postgraduate program at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has trained thousands of health care professionals on the value of predictive health and modeling health care practices to incorporate lifestyle, diet and natural therapies as part of the health equation for Americans.

LaValle is author of more than 20 books including, Cracking the Metabolic Code, Nutritional Cost of Drugs, and his latest book, Your Blood Never Lies. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine.
Conquering the Stress of Superwoman Syndrome
Contrary to previous belief, women have a stronger fight or flight response than men when faced with stressful or dangerous situations.

Your body needs some stress to function at optimal levels, but too much stress can wreak havoc on your systems.

The thought of "handling your stress" is somewhat of an impossible task, because stress is a physical event that occurs; a metabolic response. 

Here are just a few of the physical responses that occur when stress hits your body:

  • cortisol levels go up
  • immune system is altered
  • lipid profile changes
  • store more fat and lose muscle
  • insulin response diminished
  • sleep is affected negatively

James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN, joins host Lisa Davis to explain exactly what happens when you're affected by chronic stress, as well as effective ways to reduce the stress in your life.

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