Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia

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Acknowledgements and Preface

Chapter 1 -What is Stress?

 Recognizing Stress, Understanding Stress, The General Adaptation Syndrome, Stress: A Healthy View, Can Stress be Measured?, Effective Stress Management


Chapter 2Develop Positive Coping Strategies

 Chemical Dependencies, Seven Steps to a Stress-Busting Attitude, Calming the Mind and Body, Learning How to Breathe, Progressive, Relaxation 

Chapter 3Get a Good Night’s Sleep

 Sleep Deprivation in the United States, The Problem with Sleeping Pills, Improving Sleep Quality Naturally, Melatonin, 5-HTP, L-theanine, Valerian 

Chapter 4Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels  

 Understanding Blood Sugar Control, What Does All This Biochemistry Have to Do with Stress?, The Negative Effects of Excess Cortisol, Stabilizing Blood Sugar Levels is a Key to Stress Management, PGX is the Key, Eat to Support Blood Sugar Control


Chapter 5Nourish Your Body and Brain

 Key Dietary Recommendations, Key Nutrients to Protect Against Stress


Chapter 6Manage YourLife

 The Importance of Time Management, Stress and Relationships, Develop Health Habits, The Anti-Stress Benefits of Regular Exercise


Chapter 7Use Natural Products

 Serotonin, Antidepressant drugs, Alternatives to SSRIs, 5-HTP, SAMe, Nutritional Products for Stress and Anxiety, L-theanine, PharmaGABA, Key Botanical Medicines for Stress, Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Lavender






Appendix AThe Stress Scale

Appendix BFrequently Asked Questions on PGX

Appendix CGlycemic Index, Carbohydrate Content, and Glycemic Load of Selected Foods

Appendix DThe Optimal Health Food Pyramid



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