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De-stress: “The Happy Heart Response”

Stress, which we all encounter, increases the body’s main stress hormone cortisol, while decreasing levels of DHEA, otherwise known as the anti-aging or vitality hormone. According to The American Institute of Stress, up to 80 percent of health problems can be related to stress. Did you know that an imbalance of the cortisol/DHEA ratio (high cortisol; low DHEA) are associated with the following conditions:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Insomnia
  • Accelerated aging and impaired skin elasticity
  • Impaired memory and learning
  • Reduced bone density and muscle tone
  • Impaired immune system
  • Impaired metabolism
  • Increased fat on waist, hips, and thighs
  • Impaired liver function; increased cholesterol (there is a correlation between the two)
  • Impaired pancreas function; increased blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes

Now that we know the truth about stress, let’s look at some good news. You can help your stress by bringing your heart alive. My husband, Fr. John teaches the Heart Happiness class at our retreats. He shows that we can get in touch with our hearts and experience positive feelings that bring our hearts out of the stress response and into the “happy heart response.” This is not based on circumstances, but rather our responses to life.

Research indicates the following benefits from creating a happy heart response:

  • Increased longevity
  • Reduced mortality
  • Increased cognitive flexibility
  • Improved memory
  • Improved decision making
  • Increased creativity and innovative problem solving
  • Improved job performance and achievement
  • Improved hormone balance
  • Improved sleep
  • Healing of diseases including cancer

De-stress and Improve Your Heart Happiness at Our Juice & Raw Foods Retreat

One of the keys to shifting from being sick and tired to being healthy and happy is learning the biofeedback technique Fr. John teaches based on the latest research on heart intelligence. Take a look at the emWave2. It is a biofeedback unit he uses to help people discover their stress level and how to bring the heart into coherence. You can start now with an emWave2 unit. I also invite you to join us October 20-25, 2019 and March 30-April 4, 2020 for a retreat that can change your life.

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