ELIMINATE STRESS AND
ANXIETY FROM YOUR
It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know – “I’m SO stressed out!” Pressures
abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with
those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.
The statistics are staggering. One in every eight Americans age 18-54 suffers from an anxiety
disorder. This totals over 19 million people! Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health has
shown that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among American women and are second only to
alcohol and drug abuse by men.
Women suffer from anxiety and stress almost twice as much as men. Anxiety disorders are the
most common mental illness in America, surpassing even depression in numbers. Anxiety is the most
common mental health issue facing adults over 65 years of age. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. $46.6 billion
annually. Anxiety sufferers see an average of five doctors before being successfully
Unfortunately, stress and anxiety go hand in hand. In fact, one of the major symptoms of stress is
anxiety. And stress accounts for 80 percent of all illnesses either directly or indirectly.
In fact, stress is more dangerous than we thought. You've probably heard that it can raise your blood
pressure, increasing the likelihood of a stroke in the distant future, but recently a health insurance brochure
claimed that 90 percent of visits to a primary care physician were stress-related disorders.