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Health: August 2012 Archives

Stress, Part 1: driving ourselves NUTS

Well-stressed.jpgEarlier this season, we spoke with Dr Sonia Lupien about her new book "Well Stressed: Manage Stress Before It Turns Toxic." There was so much more to talk about that we've invited her back.

Dr Lupien is the founder and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress in Montreal, which combines research with public outreach. She's also a professor of psychiatry at the Université de Montreal.

In 2003 she was voted one of the Top 10 Canadians Who Make a Difference by MacLean's Magazine.

Benoit Aubin wrote this about her:
"In the rarefied circles of research on how hormones can affect the brain and influence our behaviour, health and happiness -- that's psycho-neuro-endocrinology -- Lupien is a star.

She has established clinically to international acclaim what many of us know intuitively: stress can make us sick."

Over the next few weeks, we're going to ask her about how we can figure out what stresses us and what to do about chronic stress so that it doesn't end up making us sick. Today, she tells Sonali Karnick about her NUTS formula.

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