Publisher's Summary

Modern life throws a variety of stressful situations at us. This book aims to show stress in a different light - as a natural bodily reaction to help us through certain situations. Although our bodies produce the "fight or flight" reaction when subjected to stress, it often seems inappropriate - our increased heart and lung rate and the chemicals injected into system by the brain can cause illnesses such as asthma and diabetes. This text invites us to improve our brain-body connections in an approach to healthy living based on science. It aims to encourage us to use our natural abilities to cope with stress, rather than falling victim to it.
The book is published by DANA Press.
©2002 Bruce S. McEwen and Elizabeth Norton Lasley (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks
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"McEwen's book is skillfully written and will appeal to a wide readership." ( Library Journal)
"The Editors Recommend." ( Scientific American)
"A fascinating read...the wealth of facts have been brilliantly summarized in an often entertaining manner..." ( Nature)
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2 out of 5 stars
By J. Stevenson on 21-04-2016

Wrong Title

It should have been called Allostasis and Allostatic Load in order to attract an appropriate audience.

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