Stressor Spotlight: Impatience

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Due to modern-day technology and other conveniences, people are more impatient than ever.   We live in a world of instant gratification, where it’s easy to obtain information, stream movies, send messages, video chat, and more. Because of this, many of us expect that everything should get done instantly, and waiting seems irritating and intolerable. […]

Stressor Spotlight: Serotonin

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Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter and hormone that performs a variety of important functions in the body. In this stressor spotlight, we’ll take a closer look at the importance of serotonin in the body and explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments for imbalanced serotonin levels.   What is serotonin? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that bind […]

Stressor Spotlight: Herbicides

man spraying herbicides on plants

Farming practices have come to rely more and more on pesticides and herbicides to control pests and make growing crops easier. But the convenience of spraying herbicides on a crop to get rid of unwanted weeds may come at a major cost.   In this spotlight, we’ll take a look at what herbicides are, the […]

Stressor Spotlight: Guilt

troubled woman on sofa experiencing guilt

We are all familiar with the feeling of guilt. Whether it’s from a minor event like accidentally breaking a family heirloom or doing serious harm to someone, guilt can be an extremely painful emotion.   Ideally, guilt can serve as a positive motivator that inspires us to make amends and avoid similar mistakes in the […]

Stressor Spotlight: Movement

man jogging on mountaintop at sunrise

As a global population, we are moving less than we ever have before. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 60-85% of people in the world lead sedentary lifestyles—meaning they spend most of their time sitting and do little to no physical activity. Sadly, this problem isn’t just limited to adults; about two-thirds of […]

Stressor Spotlight: Cardiovascular System

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Did you know that the #1 leading cause of death for men and women is heart disease?1 Due to the prevalence of this disease, ensuring that the cardiovascular system is functioning properly should be a top priority for everyone.   Our cardiovascular system is a vital part of the body that has many essential responsibilities. […]

Stressor Spotlight: Respiratory System

3d illustration of human respiratory system anatomy

Our respiratory system is responsible for taking in life-sustaining oxygen and distributing it throughout the body. But what you may not know is that this is just one of the many functions of the respiratory system. And although the lungs play a huge role, there are many other structures that make this system work to […]

Stressor Spotlight: Lymphatic System

lymphatic system graphic model and close up of lymph node structure

The body’s lymphatic system has received much more attention from the medical and alternative health communities in recent years, and rightfully so. This often-misunderstood and underappreciated system does so much for our overall health and wellness. From playing a key role in immunity to assisting with circulatory function, the importance of the lymphatic system cannot […]

Stressor Spotlight: Hydration

young woman drinking water from glass

We can’t survive more than a few days without water, and roughly 60% of the body is made up of this essential nutrient. From helping the body eliminate toxic substances and promoting regularity to regulating body temperature, maintaining organ health, and more, water impacts the body in a variety of ways.   What is hydration? […]

Stressor Spotlight: Toxic Stress

masked man spraying pesticides on plants

From chemicals and pesticides to food additives and water contaminants, there are a variety of substances in our environment that can be toxic to the body. Although we can try our best to avoid exposure to these substances, we can’t eliminate them from our lives altogether.   Our detoxification system is responsible for removing the […]