Traumatic stress may affect DNA but psychotherapy may heal it, study

It’s long been known that traumatic stress isn’t good for us. Traumatic stress has been linked to an increased risk in developing numerous diseases, including cancer. Researchers, who recently had their study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, found this link at the molecular level. They found that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, which is one of the reasons long-term unresolved … Read More

Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse

Experiencing psychological/emotional abuse as a child is just as, if not more harmful than experiencing sexual or physical abuse, study finds The state of being anxious (anxiety) results when we behave in an apprehensive manner. Therefore, anxiety is caused by behavior. We learn our behaviors when growing up. The people who raise us and the environment we are raised in … Read More

Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity, yet less than half of Canadians do

Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity, yet less than half of Canadians exercise to reduce stress Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity. Yet, a recent research study out of McMaster University found that only 40 percent of Canadians exercise to reduce stress. The researchers analyzed Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey data of nearly 40,000 Canadians 15 years … Read More

Want a natural way to reduce stress by 70 percent?

A study by University of Sussex researchers found that reading for as few as six minutes reduced stress by as much as 70 percent, and that reading reduced stress better and more quickly than other methods like listening to music (a 61 percent reduction), drinking tea or coffee (a 54 percent reduction), or going for a walk (a 42 percent … Read More

It’s been a while!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to our blog as most of our attention has been focused on the information in the member’s area. But we also wanted to interact with our non-members more, so we’ll be more active in our blog. We hope you enjoy the posts and discussions here. Don’t be surprised if you see the design … Read More