Fortunately, many are easily addressed with lifestyle changes that include yoga and meditation. Understand how this response affects the body and mind, and experience systematic practices that will support rest and relaxation.
Ideally, the stress response activates when we need it and then turns off. When we are constantly triggering this response as a part of daily life, we are susceptible to a host of different problems.Chronic activation of the stress response can lead to digestive issues, immune system suppression, heart disease and diabetes.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health..
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the Director of the Himalayan Institute Total Health Center for the last 16 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to Yoga International.