Our Stress is Killing Us

Money-back Guaranteed Solutions

Non-Fiction - Self Help
244 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2013
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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

Our Stress is Killing Us: Money-back Guaranteed Solutions by family nurse practitioner Gary Bickford is a practical, no-nonsense self-help book for all those feeling the everyday stressors of today's world. The author first addresses the various stressors which plague most of us such as money, job security, family problems, and negative world news. His section of the impact nightly television entertainment can have on the individual is outstanding! He believes that ongoing ads make many feel they are inadequate by addressing how we should look and how we are judged by others. In addition, the constant battering of negative world news is something which eventually gets the most resourceful to begin to think negatively. It acts like the mallet pounding on the stake - just one too many blows and the stress begins to reach critical level. As expected, there are clues as to how diet and exercise can improve one's health but even more valuable are the sections on just how alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and sugar actually create additional stress and physical disorders rather than alleviate them.

The sections on the effects of sleep deprivation and sleep hygiene are ones which every insomniac should read and the notes on cell phone use should be heeded as well. Well, who knew that leading a life of "safety" could actually be a stress reducer? There are just so many practical stress reducers in this book that certainly, one of them will impact each and every reader. Limiting access to yourself and being "real" really struck a chord with me! This is a book to find yourself - and then, change the way you react to the world.