While March comes in like a lion, April is the time to chill out. As Stress Awareness Month, it’s an important time to take note of the damaging effects of chronic stress, and its impact on our bodies. Especially because the six leading causes of death can be attributed to stress. According to Dr. Larry Altshuler, we can all learn how to handle anxiety and improve our long-term health.
As the Director of Oncology Intake at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Dr. Altshuler has been an integrative medicine specialist for 36 years, and has seen the dramatic impact that a stress and anxiety can have on his patients.
Dr. Altshuler uses his expertise to discuss:
- How chronic stress can increase the risk of numerous medical problems, both mental and physical, including: heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, and premature aging.
- Why a majority of doctors’ visits are related to stress.
- How men and women are affected by stress differently, and why women’s bodies may be more sensitive to stress hormones.
- Alternative methods that are the best and most cost-effective ways to reduce stress, including: Meditation, acupuncture, and hypnosis.
- Whether nutritional supplements are worthwhile for reducing stress and anxiety.
- Conventional methods that are helpful for treatment, including psychotherapy and anti-anxiety medications.
About Dr. Altshuler:
Larry Altshuler, M.D. has been a board-certified internist for 36 years, having practiced in numerous settings including solo practice, group practice, HMO, and for the federal government, both in outpatient and hospital services. Dr. Altshuler is currently the Director of Oncology Intake at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, OK. He is also a hospitalist, Director of Sleep Medicine, Director of Oncofertility Services, and treats quality of life issues and pain management. Dr. Altshuler authored Balanced Healing: Combining Modern Medicine with Safe and Effective Alternative Therapies, which earned him the USA Book News national award for the “Best Health Book of 2004.” He is also a published researcher of integrative therapies, and has lectured extensively and appeared as a guest on television and radio both regionally and nationally.
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