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CES Ultra is a non-drug approach to treatment stress

CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones

There are numerous CES studies in which CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body. Usually this reduction is found to be in connection with a rebalanced relationship between stress related hormones and other hormones with which they are normally in balance in non stress states.

For example, Pozos and his team found that CES could bring back into homeostatic balance the neurotransmitter dopamine that had been deliberately thrown out of balance in an animal preparation, thus removing Parkinson like symptoms that he had induced with the imbalance earlier.

Gold and his coworkers found that CES could bring back into homeostatic balance the endorphin-norepinephrine system in the brains of withdrawing human addicts, thus eliminating the major stress of the drug abstinence syndrome.

Similar results were found in an animal preparation by Dougherty and his coworkers at the University of Texas.

Shealy studied stress hormones specifically in a group of 164 patients who were severely depressed and found abnormal levels of melatonin, norepinephrine, beta-endorphin, serotonin and cholinesterase ranging widely throughout the group.

Since similarly depressed patients had routinely responded well to CES in the past, he selected another group of 37 chronic pain patients whose pain was nonresponsive to usual treatments, and who were also depressed. He studied their stress hormone levels before and following CES treatment. He found pre-post changes in serotonin, beta-endorphin, norepinephrine and cholinesterase in the patients following stimulation with CES, 20 minutes a day for two weeks. Forty-four percent of the chronic pain patients reported significant improvement in their pain and required no additional treatment. The depressed patients reported 50% clinical improvement in their depression, often bringing them back within the normal range.

In searching for the mechanism with which CES induced these changes, Shealy studied the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) vs. blood plasma in 10 normal subjects prior to and following 20 minutes of CES stimulation. He found changes in melatonin, serotonin, norepinephrine, beta-endorphin and cholinesterase in both the CSF and blood plasma, but with greater changes in the blood plasma, in each instance. He concluded that CES activated a hypothalamic response that resulted in a body-wide change in the levels of those stress realted biochemicals.

While inflammation was not measured in the above studies, in so far as stress hormones can engender the inflammation response CES could be inferred to be a significant treatment in reducing inflammation in the body, along with the myriad medical pathologies that accompany it.

As a typical follow on to stress engendered inflammation, Ware notes that psychological stress and depression have been established as important risk factors for coronary heart disease, while Cassels found that approximately 30% of adults with diabetes have comorbid depression, which is associated with poor metabolic control, more complications, increased healthcare use and costs, reduced quality of life, greater disability and lost productivity, and higher mortality rates.

Do You Need a Lazy Day this Mother’s Day?

Take time for yourself this Mother’s Day — it’s your day, and you deserve it!

Take A Lazy Day to Celebrate this Mother’s Day

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The concept of taking a lazy day may seem foreign — and perhaps downright crazy — when one considers all that has to be done on a given day (meaning, getting you and your family from Point A to Point B to Point C while maintaining some semblance of good grooming).

Know this, though: taking time off to rest and recharge is important for maintaining your sanity. While that “I-am-capable-of-doing-everything” gene may have kicked in the moment you became a mom, you don’t have to actually do it all in one sitting. Seriously.

Take a day off — we promise the world won’t end, and that you’ll feel rejuvenated and better able to meet the next day’s challenges.

And what better time than right now to create memories that will last you and your family a lifetime? Moms, take this as a friendly reminder; there’s nothing wrong with having a lazy day. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for you and your family.

And do not foget your cesultra to relax and enjoy the day – CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones. There are numerous CES studies in which CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body. Usually this reduction is found to be in connection with a rebalanced relationship between stress related hormones and other hormones with which they are normally in balance in non stress states.

From pgeveryday blog/ “health-wellbeing” category

Is it true that certain foods worsen anxiety and others have a calming effect?

Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changes. There aren’t any diet changes that can cure anxiety, but watching what you eat may help. Try these steps:

  • Eat a breakfast that includes some protein. Eating protein at breakfast can help you feel fuller longer and help keep your blood sugar steady so that you have more energy as you start your day.
  • Eat complex carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are thought to increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, which has a calming effect. Eat foods rich in complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains — for example, oatmeal, quinoa, whole-grain breads and whole-grain cereals. Steer clear of foods that contain simple carbohydrates, such as sugary foods and drinks.
  • Drink plenty of water. Even mild dehydration can affect your mood.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol. The immediate effect of alcohol may be calming. But as alcohol is processed by your body, it can make you edgy. Alcohol can also interfere with sleep.
  • Limit or avoid caffeine. Avoid caffeinated beverages. They can make you feel jittery and nervous and can interfere with sleep.
  • Pay attention to food sensitivities. In some people, certain foods or food additives can cause unpleasant physical reactions. In certain people, these physical reactions may lead to shifts in mood, including irritability or anxiety.
  • Try to eat healthy, balanced meals. This is important for overall physical and mental health. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and don’t overeat. It may also help to eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, on a regular basis.
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Changes to your diet may make some difference to your general mood or sense of well-being, but they’re not a substitute for treatment. If your anxiety is severe or interferes with your day-to-day activities or enjoyment of life, you may need counseling (psychotherapy), medication or other treatment.

Most people today veg out before a TV. Better you should do it at the kitchen table with a bowlful of greens.

You can’t be healthy without eating well. The cornerstone of that belief is “You are what you eat,” meaning your diet directly affects your total being.

Looking to buy into the concept? A good place to begin is with your veggies. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals, they promise to lower your risk for osteoporosis, stroke, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other causes of mortality.

Wow! Bring ’em on!

CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones.

There are numerous CES studies in which CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body. Usually this reduction is found to be in connection with a rebalanced relationship between stress related hormones and other hormones with which they are normally in balance in non stress states.

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All LIkert Scales

All scales receive the score above the X that the patient placed on each line, with the exception of the Time to Go To Sleep, in which the score is from 0 to 10, with one minute scored 0 and 50+ minutes scored 10. To get the total score for each scale just add the scores of the individual items together.

The depression and anxiety scales can be used alone for the study of those disorders, or the depression scale can be used along with the hypomania scale to study emotion swings in bipolar patients.

All 4 LIkert Scales

download them as pdf files

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Statistical Note: These scales obviously force non linear data onto a linear scale for statistical handling. If groups of patients are studied pre and post treatment, it is best to let each group serve as its own control due to the error variance that can be best held constant in that manner

If a patient is to be individually clinically examined, then the percent change score as a result of treatment can be obtained by dividing the pre treatment score into the post treatment score and multiplying the result by 100.
Statistician. If a researcher wishes, he can email the scores in two separate groups, such as “group A” and “group B” to Ray Smith at ray.smith@Nastos.com, and he will do the statistical analysis and email the results back, usually within a couple of days.

Journal Write-up. If a researcher wishes, Dr. Smith will also write up the study for publication if the researcher will give him the name of the journal he wishes it published in so he can follow that journal’s author’s format.
Both of the above services are free for CES studies, though ethically, Dr. Smith has to append his name to the end of a published study he has been involved with.

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