The most effective tool in treating stress or avoiding adrenal stress is to make significant changes in lifestyle. This is what the course provides not only to adults but children as well as they too are being affected by our poor lifestyle choices. Dr. Light makes is it easier for the one taking up the course to understand by avoiding medical terms or if needed are being thoroughly explained.
Through the course, you would learn how to understand how stress can even make your health condition worst especially for 60% of Americans who do not know that their disease or illness is being contributes to it.
It is a series of video presentation for those who undergo a lot of stress in their day to day life. It is separated into different parts that would even help those who are even busy with their schedules fit this in their daily routine and not by overwhelmed by the information provided.
We've all come to accept stress as a normal part of our lives, without knowing impact that it has on our health. Chronic Stress…is a problem for almost everyone – whether they know it or not.
This hasn't always been the case. Thousands of years ago the purpose of what's known as the ‘stress response’ was to help save our lives when we found ourselves in a dangerous or life-threatening situation- but over thousands of years things have changed. This same stress response, that was once critical to our survival, has now become the major cause for most of chronic diseases of aging that we see in westernized culture. More and more studies from leading academic institutions are tipping us off to how lethal prolonged stress can be. The impact of all of this built up stress beats us up over time. Our ancient protector, which is the stress response, is actually killing us in the 21st Century.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY of the Stress RESPONSE:
So lets talk about the Nuts and Bolts of the Fight or Flight Reaction – which we will also call the stress response.
Two systems drive the stress response and they are:
·something called the sympathetic nervous system
The acute stress response shunts energy from storage sites to where it's needed to fight a threat. It provides little tweaks in performance to improve your chances for survival. Long-term costly building projects like growth and tissue repair, reproduction, digestion, immune activities (like fighting infections and stopping cancer growth) are inhibited.
This works great in when your like is threatened by dangerous things that can actually kill you.
THE THREE PHASES OF CHRONIC STRESS
Let's take a closer look at how chronic stress unfolds.
Chronic stress progresses in three separate stages or phases. This is important because, as we'll see later, the treatment of chronic stress depends upon which phase of stress you are in.
Lifestyle changes –
The most effective tool in treating stress or avoiding adrenal stress is to make significant changes in lifestyle. In most cases it's these poor lifestyle choices that get you into trouble in the first place.
The problem I've seen is that many busy people today don't know how to relax and have no idea how to manage their stress. And they don’t realize how important both are to their health and quality of life.
Lots of people just medicate their stress. 50% of Americans take prescription drugs to suppress their symptoms of stress. Antidepressants, sedatives, sleeping aids, and anxiety medication are simply Band-Aids that suppress the symptoms but does absolutely nothing to fix the problem.
Unfortunately it's too easy to walk into a physician's office and get these drugs. To make matters worse, once you start taking them and become dependent upon them it’s very hard to stop.
Stress! The pressure cooker between your ears that drives you crazy. Work, exams, the neighbor’s cat, the neighbor himself!
Your partner (in crime or in love), your boss, credit card bills, traffic, long lines, spelling mistakes—anything or everything can lead to stress. It’s that overpowering feeling of fear and anxiety that drums in our heads, stealing our smiles and robbing us of our inner peace.
Dr. Kevin Light attended Michigan State University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Des Moines University. Dr. Light received his board certification in general surgery and served internationally with the US Air Force for several years. He attended the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and, as a Flight Surgeon, flew several missions in F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft throughout the US and Europe. He was Chief of Surgery during extended assignments in England, Germany, the Kingdom of Jordan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and several U.S. bases. Dr. Light was among the first surgical teams deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm and received two Air Force Commendation Medals honoring his service to our country.
After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Light trained in cosmetic surgery and has a very active aesthetic practice in Dallas, Texas. As a natural adjunct to aesthetic surgery, Dr. Light recognized the incredible power of Integrative and Functional Medicine as the missing link in achieving what we all want: to look and feel our very best today while slowing down the aging process and avoiding the scourge of chronic disease tomorrow. Dr. Light is fellowship trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). He is a well established, seasoned expert in bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrition and fitness with years of experience. He is a sought after authority in Integrative Medicine and lectures internationally. His new book, Outsmart Aging, has just been released.
On a personal note, Dr. Light is married with 4 children and a giant dog. He likes to travel to strange, far off places any chance he gets.