What we are reading now? The Stress-Proof Brain
Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
“For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend.”
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D., author of Self-Compassion
“Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress.”
Modern times are stressful—and it’s killing us. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.
Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life—especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don’t have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think—it’s all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you.
The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based on mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress—such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.
This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain’s response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you’ll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life. Read more about the Amygdala, the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the adrenaline, and many more.
Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist and executive coach in Marin County, CA, and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). With more than twenty years of experience as a professor, writer, researcher, clinician, and coach, Dr. Greenberg has given workshops and talks to national and international audiences… She writes the Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today and is a popular media expert who has been quoted on CNN.com, Forbes.com, BBC Radio, ABC News, Yahoo! Shine, and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Shape, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Greenberg was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to Follow on Twitter. Stress-Proof Brain.
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Cleaning the organism
There are several organs that expulse invading toxins from our remarkable organism – the human body. The most important role in this process belongs to the liver, which is responsible for all chemical activity in the body. In particular, it is active in the processing of digested food. The liver makes the most serious “decisions” in food absorption. The most significant and remarkable organ has the capability to regenerate itself. I f we only had half of our liver, it would still be capable of performing all its functions.
The liver has a very important role in our organism:
Deprives the organism of toxic substances as well as from adverse fat in fried and chemically processed foods
Fulfills 24 regular tasks
The emotions such as anger, irritation or stress have a negative impact on liver activity
The other very important organ is the intestine, which escorts waste (the mass of sediments) from our body. Our health depends, among other things, on regular elimination. If sediments stay too long in our intestines, toxins are being created. After a time they get into our bloodstream which results in the poisoning of the organism. This can lead to various illnesses such as migraine headaches or even cancer.
The kidneys also play an important role in toxin removal (in liquid form). In Chinese medicine, the kidney is called the “essence of life” which suggests our vital energy originates from this organ. We can view the entire state of our organism functioning on the surface of our skin. Skin blemishes and irregularities indicate that there are problems with digestion and toxicity. Almost all skin illnesses originate from inside our organism and are signaled by various inflammations and eczemas.
The face is particularly revealing about our state of health. Skin disorders on the upper lip give information about current stomach conditions and the lower lip points to adversities and intestines. Blemishes found between the eyes alert to adverse conditions of the liver and stomach; if found on the tip of the nose, it can signal a heart problem. The eyes are considered to be a reflection of the state of health of the body.
On the basis of iris research, many illnesses can be diagnosed, even in their initial stage before any symptoms are known. The clarity of the eyes reveals the condition of the liver; if they are congested it means the liver is stressed with toxins. If there are corners of the eye filled with veins it points to the heart being in less than optimum health. If crusts appear in the corner of the eyes, it indicates that the liver is attempting to get rid of excessive amounts of fat.
It is necessary to observe the organism attentively because it informs us about all illnesses and balances disturbances so treatment can be administrated early before any serious damage occurs. Traditional treatment of illnesses often depends on the successful elimination of symptoms. This is only the suppression of the illness from an outside observance and only good for a short time period. As the cause of illness is not clearly understood, it is difficult to be cured. Ailments will continue and often in an intensive form. It is necessary to look for a treat the cause and not only eliminate the effects.
As we know, the majority of civilization illnesses are the result of an improper way of life and excessive quantities of toxins in the organism; and to treat only the symptoms will never provide good results. Intra is an ideal herbal product that helps prevent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Intra Herbs will clean and nourish our organism, creating a balance.
The causes of imbalances in the organism:
Hypoxia of particular organs
Consumption of processed food containing chemical substances
Toxic compounds in our organism
Insufficient physical activity
Shortage of vitamins and minerals
Stress, intensity, and concern
Inability to relax
Herbs prevent illness and keep the organism healthy because:
It is natural
Acts positively for the gastrointestinal tract (Siberian Ginseng, Alfalfa)
Supports digestion processes and the absorption of nutrients (Cardamom, Passionflower,)