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90% of disease is either caused by, or made worse by, stress. Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. When you are consciously unaware and feel powerless to make positive changes, you accept tension, dread, worry and chronic anxiety as your normal 'comfort zone'. Animals reflect, react and respond to your distress in many ways. They mirror you on many levels in an effort to help you see more clearly what's out of balance. They react to your tension, anxiety and worry by taking it into themselves so they can 'help you' (leading to illness or depression). And they respond to your stress with bad behavior, acting out, resistance or worse. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger - whether it's real or imagined - the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the "fight-or-flight" reaction, or the stress response. The body doesn't distinguish between physical and psychological threats. When you're stressed over a busy schedule, an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, or a mountain of bills, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be "on" most of the time. The more your body's stress system is activated, the easier it is to trip and the harder it is to shut off. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it's time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. Common symptoms include: • heart disease • high blood pressure • increase in blood cholesterol • weakened immune system • insomnia • anxiety, depression and addictive behavior • headaches


• constipation or upset stomach • back pain • neck and shoulder tension • shortness of breath BodyTalk offers invaluable tools and techniques to: • raise your stress threshold • balance your nervous system to improve concentration, focus, retention and calm • release muscular tension and structural compensation • repair the damage that stress may have already caused • support and strengthen an overwhelmed immune system Get your life, health and career on the right track with the BodyTalk Healing System™ -- for you and your animals!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bio: Val Heart - The Real Dr Doolittle, Val is internationally known as an expert animal communicator, teacher, author & master healer specializing in resolving behavior, training, performance, and health problems, and euthanasia decisions. She's also a PaRama level BodyTalk Practitioner for people and their animals. Free AnimalTalk QuickStart Course (value $79) (210) 863-7928, contactval@valheart.com http://www.valheart.com © Copyright Val Heart & Friends LLC. All Rights Reserved. Reprint rights by request only.

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