Primal Waters Releases Annual Top Ten Stress News Stories of 2004

Newnan, GA (PRWEB) December 28, 2004

Primal Waters has published its annual list of the top ten stress related news stories of 2004. The selections range from the unexpected dangers of a spat with your spouse to the surprising effects of stress on unborn children!

Ellen Britt, PA, Ed.D., co-founder of Primal Waters and director of the company’s distance learning Stress Resiliency Coaching™ program, initiated the annual Top Ten Stress Related News Stories to bring attention to innovative research findings in the field of stress management. Britt, a former physician assistant, with over twenty years experience in urgent care, emergency and occupational medicine, specializes in assisting individuals and corporate clients with building more stress resilient lives and businesses.

“Stress has become a permanent and pervasive part of our everyday lives, especially after the tragic events of 9-11. Stress has been implicated in everything from heart disease to diabetes, obesity and chronic pain and even plays a part in a woman’s ability to conceive. In addition, stress takes a huge toll every year on our nation’s economy. But there are simple steps we can take to make ourselves and our employees more stress resilient. By focusing on the latest stress research news, we can bring attention to this vitally important area.”

Dr. Britt carefully follows each year’s research findings then compiles the annual list in December. She then adds suggestions on how individuals, as well as companies, can use this research to increase their productivity and wellbeing for 2005 and beyond.

Research on early life stress grabbed the number ten spot, revealing that stressful events that occur early in our lives can have detrimental effects later, even after we become adults. In fact, when we have experienced early life stress, we are even more vulnerable to stress as adults. We all know we are powerless to change the circumstances of our early lives, so what is the lesson here?

“We can’t change our childhoods,” says Dr. Britt, “but it’s important to understand that those of us who had difficult early years may be more susceptible to stress as adults. We can take care to minimize the effects of stress on our adult lives by taking some practical steps, such as making changes in the way we eat and increasing our physical activity to build our stress resiliency. For instance, most people don’t realize that simply by adding small amounts of a few easily available, great tasting foods to their daily diets, they can make powerful gains in their ability to ward off the effects of stress.”

To read more about stress and to see, free of charge, the complete list of Primal Water’s Top Ten Stress News Stories of 2004, plus Dr. Britt’s commentary and suggestions for 2005, go to

About Primal Waters

Primal Waters produces award winning digital media products that facilitate relaxation and promote stress relief and also provides distance-learning programs and services that promote stress resiliency. Primal Waters is a subsidiary of Blue Crow Studio, Inc.

Contact Information:

Ellen Britt, PA, Ed.D.

Primal Waters

3150 East Hwy. 34

Ste.209 PMB 224

Newnan, Georgia 30265

voice: 678-525-8045



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