They Don’t Teach You Stress Management in School!
What do kids, husbands, mother in laws, getting the kids to school on time and a poop mural on the wall all have in common? Stress!!!
When I was a new mom, new wife, new resident, I got sick because of stress, and everyone told me that, but did you know what they didn’t tell me? How to manage it! Isn’t that crazy, doctors don’t know how to manage stress, and now living in stress is now the common norm.
Did you know that stress causes more than 80% of complaints that patients present to their doctors, as it can exacerbate almost any chronic illness? – Tweet this
But what is crazier, just by teaching you stress management techniques, we can decrease 80% of the doctor’s visits! Oh, wait, now I know why we were never taught stress management.
Managing stress is essential in any healing and disease-prevention program. – Tweet this
Having a regular practice of mind body techniques—such as breathing techniques, guided relaxation, and guided imagery—can have a powerful positive effect on health. Such a routine helps to maintain a balanced inner world, developing a more measured response to stressful situations and helps to keep damaging hormones at bay. Optimal stress management to teach our bodies to be a little calmer plays a large role in preventing and/or reversing chronic illnesses.
Short-term stress, leads to:
With chronic stress, that can be external, like personal life challenges, or internal, like emotional issues, unrealistic expectations, low self-esteem, fears, guilt, and mood issues or even something that happened in childhood, our body feels like it is constantly under attack, with limited downtime between stressors, and this disrupts the healthy state of equilibrium, can double our chance of:
So a simple stress management technique into your daily routine can prevent disease in you and your family. So we gotta learn this, how? Well you aren’t going to learn from your doctor…but you are going to learn from me…when? Next time we talk, because this conversation is stressing me out…now I gotta meditate…see you later!
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Madiha Saeed, MD ABIHM
Holistic Mom, MD
I am a practicing family physician and an integrative holistic family physician, in Illinois!My book “The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease” was #1 new release in 4 categories and a best seller on Amazon, all before the official launch.The book has since been picked up by medical schools. We are changing the face of medicine!!!I’m the director of education at Documenting Hope - a national organization dedicated to heal chronic disease in children, a writer for Holistic Primary Care and a proud mother of 4 holistically-raised boys (who share their healthy habits on YouTube). On social media I'm HolisticMomMD . I speak nation wide igniting the world with my energy and passion to start a healing revolution! I have appeared on the Thriving Child Summit and I am the featured speaker for many more summits including the Shift Network's Winter of Wellness 2018 Summit – the most prestigious holistic online event (www.winterofwellness.com). I will be the featured guest on multiple episodes of the Emmy nominated medical lifestyle show Ask Dr. Nandi speaking on parenting and healing chronic illness.