According to Dr Roberta Lee, our lifestyles and the environment in which we now live have produced a new illness a condition she calls superstress . Superstress is to the normal everyday stress of the past century what a hand grenade is to a small firework! This twenty-first-century sickness is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that floods the body with an unabated stream of stress hormones - the kind normally released only when an emergency fight-or-flight response is demanded. Symptoms range from... * chronic fatigue * insomnia * depression * rage * severe PMS * early onset menopause * digestive problems * early-onset Alzheimer s * heart disease Now, in this groundbreaking book, Dr Lee not only defines superstress and explains how it changes people physically and emotionally, she also helps readers to assess the degree to which they are afflicted and presents her unique Serenity Solution Plan. Combining eastern and western m
Roberta Lee, M.D. is Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine , Director of Continuing Medical Education, and Co-Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing (CCHH) at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She attended George Washington University Medical School and following the completion of her residency in Internal Medicine, she served as a U.S. Public Health Service physician in Micronesia for five years. For the past ten years, she has travelled back to Micronesia as the ethno-medical specialist on an interdisciplinary team of biologists, ethno-botanists, ecologists, and conservationists studying a cross-section of cultural and botanical influences on health, healing, and the promotion of wellness in chronic disease. Dr. Lee is one of the four graduates in the first class from the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona conducted by Andrew Weil, M.D. She lives in Chappaqua, NY.