Since the early hominids our experience with stress has been attained by means of food and protection for survival. Nowadays we experience stress by all sorts of means such as work, family, friends, economy, relationships, etc. The way that we react to stressors can make a difference on whether you stabilize your health or jeopardize your health. 

The human body reacts to stress by stimulating the nervous system and two hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) produced by the adrenal glands. These hormones increase heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. Aside from that other parts of the body react to control the pressure of the moment. Sweat is created to cool the body. Blood vessels become wide to allow more blood flow and to put our muscles on alert. Pupils dilate to improve vision. The liver releases some of its stored glucose to increase the body’s energy. 

Although the underlining cause is uncertain, if this process is habitual and not controlled you may be at risk of heart disease. According to MedicineNet.com, stress itself might be a risk factor, or it could be that high levels of stress make other risk factors (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure) worse. They also state that stress changes the way blood clots, which increases the risk of heart attack. 

Hispanic Americans tend to be at higher risk of stressful events that lead to heart disease. According to HSPH (Harvard School of Public Health), a new study shows that U.S-born Hispanics have higher levels of stress than whites and foreign-born Hispanics. Huffpost.com further acknowledges that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S. 

Now you can be stress free, by taking Natura-Genics® Relax+™. This product contains 21 ingredients including all the B vitamins, vitamin C, minerals, and herbs known for tension relief. Because high levels of stress can cause high cholesterol, Formula CT™ and Red Yeast Rice are essential. For high blood pressure, it can be combined with Pressure X™ and Garlic 3000™

In order to achieve optimum health you have to discipline yourself by eating healthy (living foods), exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, as well as taking the recommended supplements. 

Work Cited http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/emotions/stress.html http://www.medicinenet.com/stress_and_heart_disease/article.htm http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/health-disparity-racial-stress-williams/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/among-latinos-heart-disea_n_2710684.html
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