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The Physiology of Stress: How Stress Effects Your Health, Hormones & Waistline

  • Natural Grocers 19019 E 48th St Independence, MO, 64055 United States (map)

January is a time for New Year’s resolutions. While weight loss and dieting may top the list for many, stress management may be even more important. Stress causes the release of many different hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline, which can alter your sleep cycles, carb cravings, digestion, muscle tension, and mood.

Finding yourself feeling stressed out? You're not alone. Last year, $300 billion was spent because of stress-related illnesses, and 39% of people resort to eating unhealthy foods or overeating because of stress. Learn skills to control this maladaptive response.


  • Stress is the top work related factor that increases risk of a heart attack
  • It is thought to contribute to approximately $7,500 annually per employee in the US
  • The six leading causes of death are linked to stress: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
  • Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood flow to other parts of the body.
  • Stress has been linked to infertility, both male and female. It decreases sperm motility and mobility, and in females it interferes with both ovulation and implantation.

This presentation will highlight what adrenal stress is and how it adversely impacts your health. Find out how poor stress management alters your hormones and prevents weight loss, even if you are counting calories. Discover safe and healthy ways to lose weight and lower your stress.

Earlier Event: November 18
Fall Open House
Later Event: January 19
Healthy at Home Workshop