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Glossary

http://vhealthjuice.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Glossary2-300x228.jpgAdrenaline: a hormone released in the presence of stress which raises heart rate. See also: stress.

Cortisol: a hormone released in the presence of stress which is raises blood sugar levels and suppresses the immune system. See also: stress.

Endemic: a disease rampant but contained within a single geographical area. See also: measles

Free Radicals: highly reactive, disease-causing molecules which are produced by the body as a result of stress or a poor diet. See also: stressantioxidants

Stressor: any situation which forces demands upon a person. Typically involves elevated anxiety or nervousness in teh subject. See also: stress