This book, by the Founder of The Breathing Clinic, looks at breathing patterns, gut microbiome and addictions. No light fluff here, this book is really thorough. It is seriously in depth, and rigorously researched to explain how stress and its effects happen in the body.
The author explains how stress is caused by biogenic and psychosocial factors. She talks about “persistent homeostatic dysregulation”, which occurs when the body’s balance becomes disrupted, and the effects of that. She talks about how stress affects the digestive system, and suggests diet, supplements, and treatments we can take to help with this.
The chapter on deep breathing talks about why it doesn’t work, how it can be harmful, and how to breathe properly to relieve stress. This includes photos of proper positions and how to use the diaphragm as the main source of breathing.
There is a whole chapter on insomnia and sleep deprivation that I really appreciated since I have troubles with sleep. There are a lot of interesting suggestions there that I am excited to try.
Discussion in this comprehensive book includes thyroid function and its effects on adrenal glands (for both over and under producers). The author also talks about leaky gut and proton pump inhibitors. There is a section on COPD, and even Cancer.
My favorite is the chapter dedicated to nutritional supplements that may assist with your particular problem. This book is highly professional and well done!
5.0 out of 5 starsA must if you suffer from a chronic illness.
27 November 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Stress has been my companion most of my life. As a childhood trauma survivor, that trauma evolved into anxiety when I was an adolescent and in my twenties. Stress Effects reveals how stress is a thief of good health. It lurks in your body and plays with your cortisol and hormone levels, maybe for decades, while trying to break into your body's systems without detection. Stress Effects uncovers the how and why of this thief and what happens to your body before you're even aware it.
The book addresses what I'm now learning after fifty plus years. Anxiety, under extreme stressful situations, may escalate to complex trauma. In addition, stress attacks your respiratory, neurological, circulatory, and hormonal systems which may lead to permanent and chronic physiological issues such central and obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, glaucoma and high cholesterol.
In addition to the types of stress we normally think of, the book explains how our diet adds more stress to our body's already stressed out systems. Sugar is a danger for everyone but especially those with diabetes who are always seeking a way to control their sweet tooth. Stress Effects provides a how to guide to suppress sweet cravings. Rather than a prescription for more meds, the author, a health care professional, reveals the minerals and vitamins needed to reduce anyone's desire for sweets. If a reader suffers from diabetes or another autoimmune disorder, the book provides a comprehensive insight into how stress may have created the condition or exacerbated its severity.
The book was extremely thorough, and while especially instructive for nurses and other health care professionals, it provides information that is useful for anyone who suffers from chronic issues or disorders related to or aggravated by stress. It will be on my bookshelf.
I bought this book based solely on the title. I am preparing a self-help guide for people who have essential tremor (ET), a movement disorder. The primary additional problem people who have ET complain of is stress. This book is a great fit for my information needs.
I believe every chapter contained way too much information. But each chapter also contained the information I needed to understand how we can learn to breathe correctly when we are under stress.
I took lots of notes. I noted everything from the symptoms of hyperventilation to the contrast between the problems of deep breathing and effectiveness of right breathing. For me, I found the real payoff in Chapter 9. Tina laid out the four key elements of her breathing stress antidote.
Because I read this book I pay far more attention to my breathing. I notice now when I shift from diaphragmatic breathing to upper-chest breathing.
I am blown away by this book! I am very interested in human health and what effects it and this book is very fascinating. I used to have constant respiratory problems and as a child I was part of scientific experiment where I was placed on a program to play a flute as a part of a therapy to learn to breathe properly. This book made me understand why this was helpful to me on scientific level. It is so much more and different than what would you expect from most of the books on the market with the word "stress" in the title. Tina Taylor is obviously a true expert in the field. This book goes deep into the subject.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Very Technical Book About about the Effects of Stress on the Body and the Importance of Breathing Properly
10 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
A very detailed and medically technical book on the effects of stress both physically and mentally. We have all heard about how we need to learn to control your stress and that its bad for us, that there is good stress and bad stress, but do you understand why? The author goes into scientific, technical and medical details of how stress impacts on everything from our immune system, our digestion and even our red blood count and the effects of low oxygen in your blood. An entire section of the book is about the importance of breathing properly. There are exercises to help you learn how to breathe properly If you know someone who is stressed out and just won't slow down, you might want to show them this book. Learn about the importance of slowing down and balancing the effects of stress on your life. This is probably a great book to give your doctor for Christmas. He might learn a thing or two.