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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER16

Reducing Stress

In This Chapter

  • Recognizing the signs of stress
  • Using meditation to relax
  • The importance of sleep
  • Why you should quit smoking

Stress is the result of how you react to events in your world. It’s your body’s fight-or-flight way of dealing with challenges. Whether these challenges are real or imagined, your body reacts the same way.

Inflammation can cause pain and other physical problems, which create challenges in their own right. Your body responds to these stressors by calling your nervous system and specific hormones into action.

This chapter provides techniques to help you reduce stress, such as meditation and progressive ...

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