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The Bi-Directional Effects of Stress on Our Immune System

 Doctor’s New Book Exposes Stress’ Impact on Immune System Stress often feels like a parasite slowly sucking the life and light out of its host. In a country where 6.7 million of its inhabitants ages 15 and up report “most days were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful,’” according to Statistics Canada, it is no wonder there is such a strong focus on health and wellness in Canada. Stress affects Canadians’ health in more ways than most can imagine, and…

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In Stress and Health

Is There a Link Between Stress and Our Immunity?

As we have discussed earlier, psychological stress should be distinguished in accordance with its duration and intensity. The psycho-neuroimmunological community recognizes an acute stress and a chronic stress. Both types of stress have different impact on the functioning of the immune system. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis are activated by any psychological stress. The SNS is responsible for regulating the heart rate through secreting catecholomines, while the HPA axis controls the corticosteroids release from the…

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In Stress and Coping

How to Achieve Happiness?

All of us consider the notion of happiness as something we can get through our personal achievements and accomplishments. On the path to this goal we face quite a number of problems, which very often lead to stress exposure. When we achieve what we wanted and expected to have a fierce feeling of happiness, we experience disappointment as did not receive what had desired and struggled. Why is it so? Maybe happiness is something else? Can it be acquired, stored,…

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