All posts tagged mind-body connection

Stress and Hair Loss

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss? A doctor answers this question: I know the official party line is that alopecia is not caused by stress, but there are many (somewhat less than reliable) sources that say it can be. The months before my initial hair loss were filled with the worst emotional pain and anxiety I […]

Stress and PMS

Stress May Raise Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome Women who reported high levels of stress in the two weeks before they got their period were two to three times more likely to experience depression, sadness, and crying spells as well as physical PMS symptoms such as body aches, bloating, low back pain, cramps, and headache, compared to women […]

Anxiety and Birth Weight

Sad, Anxious Moms Have Smaller Babies, Study Says A new study has linked depression and anxiety to lower birth weight, and low birth weight is linked to a considerably higher risk of health problems. The study, conducted in Bangladesh,  found that this connection between a mom’s emotional state and a baby’s size held true across economic […]

Anxiety and Health

How Constant Anxiety Can Affect Your Heart and Body “What’s equally as important when it comes to stress is how people deal with it,” says Fong. “Sometimes, anxiety causes people to lose sleep, overeat or drink excessively. This is where stress can become dangerous.” Your life won’t spiral into confusion if the kids are late […]

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle

Deepak Chopra details his three steps to breaking the cycle of anxiety: 1. Get out of your mind and back into your body. 2. Clear the fear response. 3. Calm the body into its natural state of relaxation. Details via the link. (San Francisco Chronicle)

How Anxiety Affects the Body

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