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Work Stress, Your Dream Job, and Dr OG's Story

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Friday, September 2, 2016, In : Stress 


In modern society, work-related stress places a tremendous burden on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical health. This work-related exhaustion causes premature aging. We have known for years that on Monday mornings, there is a greater incidence of heart attacks than on any other day of the week. Why? The dread of returning to work after a relaxing weekend, to a stressful job, causes an increased release of cortisol and adrenaline. This upsurge of stress hormones causes higher blood...


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Three Universal Stressors

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Stress 

The human brain is hard-wired for pleasure, pain, and bliss. (As discussed in my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcBZ9r1f_Yk) Recently, through functional MRI scans of the brain, scientists have discovered the default mode network of the human brain is mind wandering. Mind wandering promotes subjective mental stress and unhappiness. During waking hours, as high as 80% of the time, the human brain is thinking about the past and future. This rumination leads to mental stress and dissat...


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