Stress can affect you on a cellular level. We tend to ignore it but, long-term stress has been shown to increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Jeanne Ricks, holistic health counselor, lecturer, and life coach, is the author of the new book, THE BIOLOGY OF BEATING STRESS: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace (New Page Books, June 2014).
According to a recent study by the American Institute of Stress, 48 percent of stress sufferers say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. With an abundance of information on stress readily available online and through other media outlets, people need a mediator to help them separate fact from fiction. Jeanne Ricks is that mediator.
“Stress has a very real mind/stress/health connection. It can affect you on a cellular level. We tend to ignore it but, long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses – headaches, stomach disorders and even depression – it‘s been shown to increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease,” says Ricks.
In addition to breathing and relaxation techniques, Ricks shows readers how to make the mental shift toward not merely managing their stress, but actually using stress to their advantage, arguing that “the way we interpret our stress and its effects directly affects our health and wellness.”
The Biology of Beating Stress explains epigenetics to show that people have more control over their own health than they think. It also describes the amazing benefits of brain wave entrainment for drug-free stress relief and discusses foods that help support the body when stressed.
The Biology of Beating Stress is a powerful book that gets major points about stress across in a casual way. With quick and easily digestible reference points, each page is something readers will want to return to again and again.
ABOUT JEANNE RICKS
Jeanne Ricks is a holistic health counselor, lecturer, author and life coach. She was most recently, the Director of Holistic Wellness Programs for The City College of New York. Her credentials include a bachelor’s degree; and certificates earned in health counseling through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in New York, as well as from the Open Center in New York, through their professional training program in herbalism covering Traditional, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Native American traditions. She holds certification from the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a holistic health practitioner, and is a member of the Northeast Herbal Association.