Random House, January 2010
We manage (or at least we think we do) with less sleep, less exercise, and more work, eating junk and processed foods on the run, fueling up with caffeine and sugar. Toss in 24/7 news and addictive devices that give us "screen sickness," and is it any wonder that anxious is the new normal?
Our bodies have been hardwired to cope with stress since prehistoric times, but we are biologically ill-equipped to handle the kind of stress that accumulates in our lives today.
The brain, in all its majesty, can't distinguish true physical emergencies from daily hassles, deadlines, information and technology overload, difficult decisions, guilt, and worries. The physiological reaction is the same: a chronic hormonal surge born of our instinctive fight-or-flight response. The result is a cluster of dangerous symptoms: immune deficiencies, high blood pressure, obesity, insomnia, and a wide range of other ailments. This is what world-renowned integrative physician Dr. Roberta Lee has defined as the SuperStress syndrome, a form of post-traumatic stress disorder and an emerging pandemic caused by our overstimulated, undernourished lifestyle. But she has the solution.
In this empowering, life-changing book, Dr. Lee shows you how to build crucial stress resistance and resilience back into your hectic life with a unique prescription for recognizing, rebalancing, and protecting against stresses small and large. Starting with a comprehensive, informative quiz to determine your stress level and stress personality type, The SuperStress Solution then guides you through a 4-week healing program to reset your rattled nervous system to a default state of rest instead of high alert. Discover how to:
- NOURISH your body with nutrient-rich foods, herbs, and supplements that repair stress damage and fight off new stress
- DETOX your system and jump-start your body's healing with an easy-to-follow eating plan
- SYNCHRONIZE your life and bring harmony to your daily routine by restructuring your priorities
- SLEEP well again by following simple steps to protect and promote the rest your body needs
- MOVE to simple, low-impact exercises that can be done in five-minute to one-hour increments
- RETRAIN your mind so that you can access a sense of peace
and calm even in your most stressed-out moments
The SuperStress Solution will do more than help you beat
back the overload that is making you sick; it will restore physical
harmony and balance. More than a program that makes you feel better, it
is a program that will make you truly well.
hardcover | ISBN: 9780345508621 | Publication Date: January 2010
"The hectic pace of life is taking a toll on your body and mind. Here is the remedy."
--Andrew Weil, M.D.
"With unique yet easy-to-implement diet and lifestyle changes, this powerfully healing book will help you build oases of calm into your life, moments of control and peace from which you can draw strength and resilience against both the small and large stresses of your day."
--Dean Ornish, M.D.
"To anyone whose default state of mind and being is stressed out, Dr. Roberta Lee's book, The SuperStress Solution, is a masterful guide to the most difficult skill in the world -- learning to deeply relax. Just as the absence of disease is not health, so the absence of obvious stress is not relaxation. For unremitting stress, you need a solution, and practical tools, and a way to find the "pause" button and learn to hit it every day. This book will give you back life and joy."
--Mark Hyman, MD, author, The UltraMind Solution