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Stress Ultimate Cause of Illness

Stress the Ultimate Cause of Illness

The Ultimate Cause of Illness and Disease is Stress  Stress is the ultimate cause of illness and mortality. Stress is not a disease. Stress causes illness and disease. 90% of what sends people to their physician is stress related illnesses.  Millions of people leave the physicians office with prescriptions for anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and every…

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What is a Nervous Breakdown

Nervous Breakdown what is it?

What is a Nervous Breakdown or Mental Breakdown ?  Nervous breakdown and mental breakdown are very outdated terms still used by the lay person typically describing emotional or physical stress that makes someone unable to function in day-to-day life. Though once used as umbrella term for a wide range of mental illnesses, mental health professionals…

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Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching If your status, lifestyle, public profile, schedule, or employment do not allow you to seek typical psychotherapy in a crowded therapy office, then concierge therapy and coaching is for you. Dr. Shawna Freshwater provides VIP concierge psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, and healing to the most elite members of society. Dr. Freshwater is…

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Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors

Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors

Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors Promote Healthy Life Giving Behaviors Using Your Personality Strengths What Are Self-Defeating Behaviors  Self-defeating behaviors are on-going unhealthy negative patterns of behaviors such as the following:  stress reactions, negative binge thinking, smoking, self-medicating, substance abuse, poor nutrition, overweight, inactive lifestyle, emotional eating, poor sleep hygiene, toxic relationships, co-dependency, anger, perfectionism, Type A…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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