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Posts Tagged ‘stress’

BY TISHIN DONKERSLEY, M.A.

DrAndrewWeil

Photo courtesy of Weil Lifestyle LLC

Inflammation can occur in any part of the body, from our sinuses, muscles and skin to our internal organs. In many cases there is no need for concern, but recurring inflammation can begin to break down the immune system, leading to many serious diseases.

According to an NPR interview with Dr. Peter Libby, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “The immune and inflammatory response is very important in our usual defenses against invaders and repair of injury, but it can get turned against us when it’s deployed inappropriately or [when inflammation continues].” Read more

November 2, 2011 9:25 am

By Tishin Donkersley, M.A.

How do men and women handle stress differently?

  • Women become overwhelmed while men lose motivation.
  • Oxytocin lowers stress for women; communicating feelings releases oxytocin.
  • Testosterone lowers stress for men; solving problems, or forgetting them, releases testosterone.
  • Women’s brains are hardwired to have emotional reactions.
  • Men’s brains are designed to become less emotional in order to take action. Read more
May 6, 2011 3:39 am