Stress, Portrait of a Killer

stress-brainThis is a great documentary that studies the dynamics of human stress, its origins in our evolutionary imperatives, and how it affects our health today.

Give it a viewing, and then give some consideration to partaking of one of the most stress-reducing activities you can possibly offer your body and mind: floatation therapy.

Floating is known to increase production of:

  • Endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer and inflammation reducer
  • Serotonin – a primary contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness
  • Dopamine – associated with feelings of motivation and reward

While simultaneously decreasing production of stress markers:

  • Adrenaline – the “fight or flight” hormone
  • Cortisol – an established stress-marker in the body
  • Norepinephrin – another known marker of nervous system stress