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Stress Busting Foods
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD

  • Wellness Institute
  • Wellness Enterprise
  • Cleveland Clinic

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. We all seem to have more items on our to-do lists today. Research has shown that too much stress does have a significant impact on our health and wellness. According to the American Heart Association, high or chronic stress can cause damage to artery walls, weaken your immune system, cause physical symptoms of headache and nausea and may lead to coronary artery disease. The American Psychological Association also notes that stress impairs the brain's ability to block certain toxins and other large, potentially harmful molecules.

The good news is that we can manage stress, and even find ways to feel good all day long. There are many strategies to manage stress in our lives such as exercise, meditation and breathing techniques have been proven to lower stress levels, but did you know you can also manage stress through the foods you eat?

Join us for this interactive webchat as we discuss how stress affects the body, and learn which foods combat stress. Find out which foods tend to initiate the stress response, and which ones reduce it. Come learn which foods will help you manage stress and help you feel fabulous!

As a licensed and registered dietitian for more than 15 years, and the director of wellness coaching at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, Amy Jamieson-Petonic knows how important it is to teach her clients how to eat right -- without asking them to deprive themselves. She believes in “real nutrition for real people,” and is passionate about getting people excited to eat healthy, get healthy, and stay healthy.

Jamieson-Petonic is also a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Some of her former clients include the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Jose Ballet. She was also a consultant to the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Teams.

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