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Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life. Sometimes we manage it well. Other times, not so much. But understanding the role of stress in our overall health and wellness is essential to taking it head-on. It's not just that stress can take over our thoughts; it can take over our bodies. From the flight or fight response to inflammation, from feeling anxious to feeling sick, it can deteriorate our bodies and our minds from the inside out. While many books promise tips on managing stress, this book takes it one step further to consider the science behind stress and how it affects our minds and bodies, offering evidence-based approaches to managing stress for optimum results. Amitava Dasgupta guides readers to a greater understanding of the mechanisms at work when stress is present and provides guidance for dealing with those physical and mental responses.

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Amitava Dasgupta

Amitava Dasgupta was born in Calcutta, India in 1958 and immigrated to U.S in 1980. He received his Ph.D from Stanford University and Fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology from the University of Washington at Seattle. Currently, he is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His research interest is in the field of drug-drug interaction, alcohol and drugs of abuse testing as well as efficacy and toxicity of herbal supplements using in vitro cellular model or animal model. He has published 182 scientific articles in many medical journals and is a member of the editorial board of five international journals including American Joural of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Journal.

Although Dr. Dasgupta is a toxicologist by profession, his passion is writing poetry especially haiku. His poems and haiku have appeared in many magazines including Modern Haiku and Frogpond. He lives in Houston with his wife and two cats.

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