Penny Kendall-Reed, a naturopathic doctor, notes that the body reacts to physical, mental, or emotional stress in one way – by secreting glucocorticoids. Her approach to stress management incorporates three strategies: supplementation with agents such as magnolia flower and gamma-aminobutyric acid; lifestyle measures such as balanced exercise, massage therapy, deep breathing, and meditation; and, when these measures are not effective, testing to determine if genetic or environmental factors are affecting glucocorticoid secretion.

Penny Kendall-Reed, ND Director of Natural Therapies: Urban Wellness Clinic - Toronto, Canada Medical Advisor: Douglas Laboratories