Not everyone is affected similarly by the same stressor. Stress is both Stressor and Stress Reaction. I hear a lot of times in the clinic how an individual was doing fine until another person or an unfortunate circumstance contributed to their increased stress, anger, and pain. We cannot live a stress-free life. When we speak of stress, it is beneficial to consider two sides of it: the stressor – that which exerts stress – and the stress reaction – our response to the stressor. We may not be able to control what the outside may bring to us, but we can control our attitude and the response we generate. Required in this is the ability to regulate our nervous system to generate calm and reframe a stressor.
Negative and unprocessed stress can be harmful to our health. Unequivocally, it can impact our bodies. How we cope with it can be a second hit to our health and attract us to potentially harmful and addictive behaviors.
In the article, Hanna Keith Santos Barrios defines stress and specifically how our body responds to it. The hope is that the knowledge can equip the reader with a tool to consider the ways in which attach to a stressor and they can reframe it to provide the energy for transcending any obstacle.
Have you ever had a feeling like your head was going to explode? A migraine will do that to you. It affects about 12% of people in the United States aged 12 and older. Women experience migraines about three times more (17%) than men (6%). Living with a […]
by Hanna Keith Santos Barrientos Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. In fact, around 17.9 million died from CVD in 2019, representing approximately 32% of all deaths globally. That proportion is relatively smaller in the […]
We’ve heard the old adage: Fiber is good for you. Also known as roughage or bulk, dietary fiber has many benefits, ranging from optimal digestion to reduced body weight and improved metabolic health. But what types of fiber are there? How much fiber do we need in a […]
Life is motion. Movement is the cornerstone to a healthy life. We can slow down the clock of cellular aging through movement. A sedentary state is a leading cause of chronic diseases and mortality. One of the important steps to a health journey is taking a step. I […]
I recently was talking with a patient who informed me that she went to Kava bars for a social outlet and to find her community. I was intrigued to learn that these have become a blossoming social movement since the first kava bar opened up in Florida in […]
I was fortunate to find Dr. Cirino’s movement fairly early on during the pandemic and was undeniably impressed with his multifaceted approach to health, healing and well-being. From his blog posts to his books, it was immediately apparent that he offered a level of unparalleled care along with incredibly valuable content. As a busy working woman who is largely in charge of care for my mother, my daughter and myself, I was drawn to the broad appeal of Dr. Cirino’s topics across various circumstances, health situations and life stages. Perhaps most of all I love how brilliant yet accessible the material is much like the man himself. Dr. Cirino is a treasure and a wonderful resource who offers decades of training, knowledge and experience to those who are fortunate to find him as I was and he does so with that profoundly impactful balance of ‘head and heart.’ With Gratitude, Zoe P.