Dr. Joseph Mercola, the founder of the world’s most popular natural health website, Mercola.com, is an osteopathic physician (DO). The training of DOs is virtually identical with that of MDs. They use all the conventional healing methods but put additional emphasis on preventive health care, helping patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that not only fight illnesses but help prevent them too.
As a DO, Dr. Mercola employs a “whole person” approach to medicine, looking to treat the whole person and not just address the symptoms. He has over 20 years of clinical experience and is a lifelong student of the healing arts.
Dr. Mercola is also a natural health practitioner and is always on the lookout for new and effective healing methods and ways of improving health. He regularly conducts interviews with the leading experts in various fields in the health and wellness industry and also hosts the latest health articles at Mercola.com.
One of these experts is Dr. Ben Lerner, a chiropractor, nutritionist and strength and conditioning trainer for the 1996 and 2000 U.S. Olympic wrestling teams. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Body by God: The Owner’s Manual for Maximized Living. For Lerner, stress management is an important factor in maintaining good health because a stressful life will rarely lead to a healthy body, and even a healthy person experiencing stress will just be a healthy miserable person.
Stress is a person’s reaction to another person, condition or event. A negative reaction will determine how much emotional turmoil and damage the body will sustain. There is a direct link between stress and the impairment of various bodily systems, resulting in actual and measurable negative effects on blood pressure, brain chemistry, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, joint function and hormonal balance.
Stress Management is just one of many different ways to help you achieve optimal health. Learn more about these methods and the experts behind them when you log on to Mercola.com. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Mercola at the Natural Health Center.