Mary Wingo was born in the United States where she earned a Ph.D. in human stress research from The University of North Texas. In 2014, she emigrated to Ecuador, a tiny country in South America. Living in a new and very different society opened her eyes to the unsustainable social, economic, and political costs preventable stress causes in the modern world. Dr. Wingo’s aim is to clearly explain to the public the biological mechanisms behind the stress response, as well as its staggering costs to society. She currently works as an author, speaker and coach, as well as consulting to businesses on workplace stress
Her book, The Impact Of The Human Stress Response: The biological origins and solutions to human stress”, is a humanitarian work intended to educate the public world wide about the true causes and costs of preventable human stress. The book is more than self help—it is also a scientific overview of the phenomenon of human adaptation. When we abuse these biological mechanisms, the problems we associate with stress appear. Dr Wingo wanted to present science-based solutions that do not require money or advanced medical knowledge so that every community in every culture can benefit from the steps in this “how-to” guide and in the process empower intelligent non-scientists all over the planet.
In this podcast we discuss topics covered in her book including,
- The root causes of stress and learn how to manage it effectively
- Why the stress response is essential for helping one adapt to one’s environment
- The fascinating biology of human stress
- The 5 major causes of stress in modernized society
- How to protect your health – learn how to avoid over-loading one body’s stress response
Furthermore, we cover the economic costs of chemical, physical, and psychological human stress world-wide which are well into the multiple trillions of dollars of losses every year.
These losses are due to five major causes:
- Loss of working memory
- Loss of social capital
- Loss of social equality
- Depletion of the human biome
- Chemical stress, both voluntary and involuntary sources
Marys Top Lifestyle Tips:
- Control the stress in your own life. You can’t control outside forces, for example the government or the environment, but you can control yourself.
- Recognise when you are pushing the boundaries of your stress levels and take time out. It’s very damaging to your health to push further than your limits.
Click here to buy : “The Impact Of The Human Stress Response: The biological origins and solutions to human stress” by Dr Mary Wingo