Why Stress Goes Straight to Your Stomach

It has been a stressful couple of years.  Turning on the news lately doesn’t help either. The impact of all that stress on the stomach goes far beyond indigestion. In recent years, doctors have discovered a complex connection between the brain and the digestive system. The entire system is extremely sensitive to our moods, such… Read more »

Battle Stress with These Foods

With the holiday season seemingly beginning earlier and earlier, the accompanying stress can be overwhelming. When faced with stress, many of us turn toward food to make us feel better. So-called “comfort foods” start calling when stress rears its ugly head.  Chances are, your favorite comfort food isn’t a healthy choice. Ice cream, potato chips,… Read more »

Summer Stress Can Stress Your Stomach

Summer isn’t always relaxing for everyone. For some people, summer can cause an undue amount of stress.  In fact, many people feel more stress in the summer months than any other time of year.  Here’s why: Heat – For many people, the heat and humidity of summer are downright oppressive.  This can lead to staying… Read more »

Things You Should Know About Stress

A little bit of stress can actually be good for you.  In small doses, it can help motivate you to succeed and perform under pressure.  However, that chronic feeling of being overwhelmed can have some serious health implications.  Here are three things you need to know about stress. 1.  Stress is Common – Everyone feels… Read more »

Is Stress Causing Your Heartburn?

When you are experiencing stress – either chronic stress or ongoing tension from life’s little stressors – your digestive health is impacted. Psychological stress can impair contraction of the GI tract, induce inflammation and even increase your susceptibility to infection.  The connection between your brain and digestive system is so strong that researchers have found… Read more »

How to Stress Less this Holiday Season

The holiday season usually is a joyful time. Many families look forward to gathering with relatives and friends, exchanging gifts and celebrating traditions. But COVID-19 and social distancing have added a new kind of stress this holiday season.  Don’t let the anxiety and worry get you down.  Here’s how you can stress less this season. Find New Ways… Read more »

Reduce Stress While Working from Home

According to the experts at Forbes, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate at any given time. Modern employees are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Those interruptions are even worse when working from home. Not to mention the stress of job security… Read more »

Stress and Prostate Health

Stress can have a significant impact on your health, but did you know that stress can also impact prostate health? Chronic stress and anxiety can lead to increased risk of prostatitis, prostate cancer and enlarged prostate. Reducing the amount of stress in your life while also eating better and exercising regularly may help slow the progression… Read more »