Reclaiming Your Power

There has been so much emphasis in the political debates around healthcare. Who should get healthcare coverage and who should pay for it is at the forefront of every political debate. Healthcare coverage is an essential requirement in this day and age, and I wouldn’t be without it. If there is a life-threatening emergency, a diagnosis of cancer, or some other health care crisis that medicine can treat, you fall to your knees and be thankful for the help that doctors and healthcare workers provide.  

An estimated 75-90% of all doctor visits have something in common: STRESSStress is a factor in five out of the six leading causes of death— heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents.[1]

”Stress is the taproot to our current healthcare crisis. Throwing money at healthcare after the fact is like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Yes, of course, we need healthcare. But we need to get a handle on stress because it is such a pervasive root cause to diseases, rampant addictions, and violence. 

Reclaiming Your Power Over stress and for those who want to take a look at the financial impact of not dealing with our stress crisis, Peter Schnall, MD, Director, Center for Social Epidemiology, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, writes that:“Stress has exploded to an invisible, $1 trillion health epidemic,” according to Peter Schnall’s Unhealthy Work[2]There is no pill for long term stress management without simply forcing the problem to go underground. Unregulated stress will eventually catch up with you. We have seen this with the explosion of addictions, people are simply trying to self-medicate and self-soothe in order to function. 

Stress caught up with me. And I didn’t even realize that I was stressed! As some of you know, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a common low thyroid condition. But what my endocrinologist didn’t tell me was that it is an autoimmune disease, and one of the major contributing factors is unmanaged stress.

That was many years ago, and through diligent research (and a bit of discipline) I learned how to get this under control along with my stress levels. Not just the symptoms, but real lasting health. Stress-management is not something that anyone else can do for you, it is something that you must learn to do for yourself. It’s an “inside job.”

But that doesn’t mean that you have to go it alone. Not sure you can do this on your own? You don’t have to. Let’s set up a time to talk. I’d love to hear about your situation, and see if I can help.

Contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk in person (free).

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