3 Great Ways to Beat Stress

woman in kitchen feeling stress over bills

Few have a true awareness of how much stress actually affects their life. Frequently we don’t even recognize it. Many think of stress as “having a meltdown” but that’s often not the case. I seldom, if ever, have a meltdown, but I’ve learned to tune in to and recognize the effects of stress on my body and in my life on a d … Read More

Filed Under: Live Pain Free Newsletter, Stress
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

6 Best Herbs to Relieve Stress

If you’re like most people, you’re stressed and probably not dealing with it in the healthiest ways. Only 37 percent of Americans polled by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Stress in America Survey said they were doing an excellent or very good job managing stress, which means 63 percent are not.[i] Inste … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The 7 Top Smells That Ease Stress Fast

essential oil orange

You’re stressed to the max and at risk of serious burnout. It’s too late to exercise and while a few glasses of wine or a pint of ice cream will help you feel better now, you know you’ll only regret it later. What if there was a better option -- something that works to relieve stress fast without any lingering side effect … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How to Overcome Financial Stress

  According to annual surveys by the American Psychological Association, finances have consistently topped the list of significant causes of stress for years. Even before the Great Recession, over 70% of Americans surveyed repeatedly listed money as their number one cause of stress. Over the past couple of years, th … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

8 Foods that Cause Anxiety and Anger

  It’s common to feel anxious or irritated if you’re hungry. Low blood sugar rushing, dehydration and a rumbling tummy make everyone a little less pleasant than normal. But if you’ve ever felt angry or anxious after you eat, it could mean your body is reacting negatively to what you ate. Several common foods and ad … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Guided Imagery: The Health Secret of “Mental Mind Control”

  By Martin Rossman, MD A 27 year-old junior executive was having anxiety attacks at work and felt tired and flu-like much of the time. So he followed a guided imagery CD to help him relax and invite an image of his anxiety. First, he saw a frenetic honeybee flying about in an agitated state. The bee was scattered an … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

10 Ways to Reduce Stress

  What’s the big deal about stress? Everybody gets stressed out sometimes. The problem is constant stress can make you sick. It’s responsible for 70 percent of all visits to family doctors. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stress and Pain

Beware "The Spike"! If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with chronic pain, you know it goes without saying that living with pain is extremely stressful. But that stress, aside from making you feel overwhelmed and likely on the verge of burnout, may also be a key reason why your pain is not going away. … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stress is More Dangerous Than Smoking (New Study)

It’s hard to deny the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but what about working long hours, fighting with your spouse or worrying over bills? These common sources of chronic stress impact millions of Americans, and now new research shows they may be as dangerous as smoking. … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Many Benefits of Laughter

Humor as Medicine At the beginning of my shift, I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall. "Big breaths," I instructed. "Yes, they used to be." Bet you couldn't help but laugh, even a little… Or could you? If a smile or chuckle was your first response, the chances are good … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Emotions, General Health, Humor, Large Breasts and Back Pain, Stress
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,