Mental Health

How To Manage Stress by Managing Glucocorticoid Secretion

Penny Kendall-Reed, a naturopathic doctor, notes that the body reacts to physical, mental, or emotional stress in one way – by secreting glucocorticoids. Her approach to stress management incorporates three strategies: supplementation with agents such as magnolia flower and gamma-aminobutyric acid; lifestyle measures such as balanced exercise, massage therapy, deep breathing, and meditation; and, when these measures are not effective, testing to determine if genetic or environmental factors are affecting glucocorticoid secretion. 

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