Category: Stress

Our stress response, evolved to help us respond with fight-or-flight, to an acute stressor. In contrast, our modern world often has chronic stress.  For some chronic can impair their health and contribute to metabolic disorders.

In his book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping, Robert M. Sapolsky explores how our physiological stress response impairs our metabolic health.

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Mani’s metabolic musings

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What is metabolic health? A biochemist’s definition

It depends on who you ask, but there are some generally agreed upon parameters for measuring metabolic health. It can be measured in our blood or bodies. These medical, physiological and laboratory test markers...

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Lifestyle Medicine, the key to metabolic healing

What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine can be the central vehicle for metabolic intervention and metabolic optimization. Generally speaking, metabolisms are improved with behaviors rather than with the stuff of conventional health care, i.e.,...

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A Lifetime In Submarines And Isolation for Self-improvement during Quarantine

“You must maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties—and at the same time, have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”—VADM James Stockdale, USN