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Stress and Neuro-Endocrine Effects on Weight




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The human reaction to stress is designed as a survival mechanism for the body. It is a complex cascade of hormonal interactions that exert a profound effect on many physiologic systems to help protect us from internal (illness) or external (sabre-toothed tiger) danger. Unfortunately, in today’s world, rather than a single fight-or-flight episode, such as running from a dangerous animal, our body is faced with a multitude of smaller but more chronic stressors such as unstable blood sugar levels, less than 8 hours of sleep, bad traffic or excessive workload. We also suffer from perceived stress, our mental interpretation of an event, such as a wedding, which causes identical stimulation to our nervous system without ever truly being “dangerous”.
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The ingredient banned in Europe almost every U.S. woman is exposed to.





What ingredient is BANNED in Europe yet almost every girl and woman in the U.S. is exposed to daily?

Parabens!

What is all the Hype? Why is it banned in Europe? Why should you care?

parabens

Parabens are a class of preservative that are widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
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