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Downregulating Chronic Stress Response with Technology

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Krista Anderson-Ross, ND, Staff Physician at La
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We Are What We Think: Downregulating the Chronic Stress Response with Technology-Assisted Mindfulness Meditation
Journal Of Restorative Medicine
Published December 18, 2019

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.... Be the witness of your thoughts.” 
Gautama Buddha 

For hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution, high alertness was the key to survival in a predatory and dangerous world. Those whose stress responses remained active survived to pass along their genes, thus setting up modern humans with a mechanism primed to respond to threats to survival. This mechanism in the modern world can become maladaptive when prolonged exposure to chronic stressors keeps it on high alert, even in the absence of any threats. This article explores the potential of technology-assisted mindfulness meditation to support a healthy stress response within the demanding context of modern lifestyles. To read the full article, click here:

This topic will also be explored in-depth at the Laboratory, Endocrine and Neurotransmitter Symposium (LENS) in Las Vegas on February 7-9, 2020.Dr. Anderson-Ross will present "A Modern Solution to a Primitive Problem: Downregulating the Chronic Stress Response with Lifestyle Apps" as well as "Where to Start? Functional Triage to Help your Patients Return to Sleep." Attendees can earn up to 14.5 CMEs at LENS. To learn more and register for LENS, click here: -register with the Coupon Code OANP30 to receive $30 off registration for LENS.

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