Managing Stress for Wellbeing with George Slavich, PhD PH249

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You probably know it’s important to reduce stress for your mental health, but did you know stress can impact your body all the way down to the level of gene expression and immune system activation?

Dr. Slavich recently joined me for a live Q&A-style webinar hosted by CrossFit Health with a focus on stress and its effects on health.

Dr. Slavich is a leading research expert and the founding director of the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at UCLA. His area of focus is psychoneuroimmunology, which examines the effect of the mind on health and resistance to disease.

By integrating tools from psychology, neuroscience, immunology, biology, genetics, and genomics, Dr. Slavich’s research has provided new insights into the body’s inflammatory response to social stress, paving the way for a new field of research called human social genomics.

You can join me live for next month’s webinar featuring Stephen Rollnick on February 17th at 1PM Eastern. Keep an eye out on CrossFit.com for registration details.

You can connect with Dr. Slavich via Instagram @uclastresslab

Related Episodes:

Ep 139 - Stress: The Elephant in the Room with Dr. George Slavich

Ep 135 - Immune System Strength with Dr. Leonard Calabrese

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

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