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  • StreSS, Anxiety, And inSomniA WhAt the drug CompAnieS Won’t tell you And your doCtor doeSn’t KnoW

    Michael T. Murray, N.D.

    the nAturAl SolutionS thAt CAn ChAnge your life

  • StreSS, Anxiety, And inSomniA WhAt the drug CompAnieS Won’t tell you And your doCtor doeSn’t KnoW

    the nAturAl SolutionS thAt CAn ChAnge your life

    Michael T. Murray, N.D.

  • StreSS, Anxiety, And inSomniA WhAt the drug CompAnieS Won’t tell you And your doCtor doeSn’t KnoW

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    Acknowledgments ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ I

    Foreword ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. III

    Preface ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... V

    Chapter 1 – What is Stress? ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1

    Recognizing Stress ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Understanding Stress ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

    The General Adaptation Syndrome .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

    Stress: A Healthy View ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Can Stress be Measured? ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

    Effective Stress Management..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Chapter 2 – Develop Positive Coping Strategies .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Chemical Dependencies ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Seven Steps to a Stress-Busting Attitude ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Calming the Mind and Body ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 18

    Learning How to Breathe .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20

    Progressive Relaxation ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21

    Chapter 3 – Get a Good Night’s Sleep .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23

    Sleep Deprivation in the United States ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

    The Problem with Sleeping Pills ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

    Improving Sleep Quality Naturally .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 28

    Melatonin .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30

    5-HTP ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31

    L-theanine ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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