Natural Ways to Beat Stress

Hay House Radio Episode Recap

  • Episode Name: “Natural Ways to Beat Stress”
  • Live Broadcast: January 18th, 2016 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Special Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Thompson is the Founder/Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research in Carlsbad, California, a research center with a mission to “Heal the Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit through the Scientific Application of Sound.”

Dr. Thompson is considered the world’s premier sound healing researcher, brainwave entrainment expert, and high-tech personal transformation innovator. He is a physician/ musician, composer, inventor, educator and author. His work addresses harmony between the body/mind/spirit and is clinically proven to foster deep personal wellness.

Certified in multiple healthcare modalities, Dr. Thompson draws people internationally to his clinical practice and to his cutting-edge auditory, kinesthetic and visual therapeutic products and services.

Dr. Thompson has collaborated with experts, like Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay and Bernie Siegel as well as working with NASA, Scripps Hospital and several Fortune 500 Companies. | Facebook

Episode Summary Re-cap

stress is the root cause of all dis-ease?

Heather Dane is joined by sound healing innovator, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson. Heather and Dr. Jeff will show natural ways to beat stress with nutrition, sound healing and more.

In today’s show, we discussed simple ways to beat stress. Did you know that stress is the root cause of all dis-ease? I think we all agree that our minds profoundly affect our bodies. Studies have shown that chronic stress contributes to an inflammatory process in the body that leads to illness and disease, like heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, insulin resistance, autoimmune conditions and more.

What We Covered in This Episode

Summary of Stress

The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted a survey on Stress in American in 2015. Here are some findings:

  • Stress is a feeling of being worried, overwhelmed, or run-down.
  • Stress is getting in the way of health, relationships and wellbeing.
  • The top 4 stressors aremoney, work, family responsibilities and health concerns.
  • 42% of Americans report they are not doing enough to manage stress
  • Women report higher stress levels than men and the gap appears to be widening.
  • 75% of Americas report at least one symptom showing up that relates to stress in the past month.
Short term stress boosts the immune system. Unfortunately, it’s the long-term stress that can cause us problems.

Long-term Stress Contributes to…

  • Immune suppression (susceptibility to pathogens, like viral infection)
  • Breathing issues leading to asthma
  • Digestive issues – Gallbladder and liver disease, Certain stressful life events have been associated with the onset or symptom exacerbation of ulcers and in other common chronic disorders of the digestive system such as functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Studies of patients with gastric fistulas have shown that anger and hostility increase stomach acidity, while depression and withdrawal decrease it. (source: NIH 2008)
  • Mood issues
  • Addictions
  • Headaches and migraines (anxiety, nervousness, repressed rage, may take on way too much)
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Hypersensitivity – including HSPs
  • Autoimmune conditions – Rheumatoid Arthritis is correlated with a perfectionist, self-sacrificing, self-conscious, self-destructive personality in some studies. (the immune system gets conditioned with a poor response due to stress suppressing the immune response…it changes the contract we have with our bodies) – this is important to think about. If your lifestyle has stressors (unfulfilled desires of the soul, poor diet, lack of sleep, toxic relationships, pushing yourself to get things done, over-giving, not saying no, frequent plane travel, distressing life events, etc.), then you are also teaching your body through your lifestyle. This is NOT about blame! What it is, is a reminder that you matter and I truly hope it will help you make those really difficult decisions that we all face in life.
  • Leads to faster aging by shortening telomeres (part of DNA that keeps chromosomes from deteriorating).
  • Weight gain

Loss of Willpower

Willpower is the most commonly cited barrier to making lifestyle changes (32 percent of Americans say that a lack of willpower prevented them from making a change), but more than one in 10 say that they are too stressed to make a desired change (12 percent). In addition, 29 percent say that in the last month, stress has gotten in the way of exercising.

Stress Tells Us That We Are Not Safe

It’s the same with autoimmune issues. Our body attacks itself. I think it’s because the body has been conditioned to feel that even the most benign things are not safe. Everything creates a stress/emergency response. Nothing is safe. We can coax ourselves back from this place. Food, thoughts, lifestyle, supplements. The 95%.

  • I’m safe
  • I love myself
  • I trust myself
  • I trust life

Common Stress Busters

In Times of Physical or Emotional Stress

  • Physical – exercise, yoga, deep breathing
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Energy work, like Tapping and Eden Energy Medicine
  • Sound Healing
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition

Speaking of Nutrition…

  • Eating whole foods (processed foods train us to only want sugar, salt and fat – monotonous tastes that train us to expect all foods to taste that way. Narrows our sense of taste and our perception…and also our perception of ourselves because taste receptors meet in the brain in the same area as our sense of self) – homogenous taste (source: The Guardian)
  • Keep your blood sugar strong – this is how you keep your willpower strong. Willpower was found to be degraded with chronic stress.
  • Adaptogenic Herbs – these help the body deal with physical and emotional stress. Holy basil, ashwaganda, schisandra, rhodiola, panax ginseng, astragalus root, licorice root, cordycep mushrooms, maca, eluthero
  • Bone Broth (see recipe below)

More Common Stress Busters…

  • Turn off WiFi! WiFi is one of the biggest sources of electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), which stresses the body. Turn your WiFi off at night or use a plug in instead.
  • Ginger – antioxidant, relieves oxidative stress (relieves inflammation, pain, swelling, including arthritis/joint swelling)
  • Affirmations and working with your thoughts – Kevin Tracey, the director of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, discovered how the brain controls the immune system through a direct nerve-based connection. He describes this as the inflammatory reflex. Simply put, it is the way the immune system responds to the mind.
  • Kaphalabhati Breathing – will stimulates stimulate your vagus nerve, which helps you stay calm, positive and controls your immune system.
  • Practice Compassion – Study on compassion (caregivers with compassion had no shortening of telomeres).
  • Seek Emotional Support – 2015 American Psychological Association study showed that people who had emotional support had close to half the stress of people who did not, and people with emotional support were twice as likely to make lifestyle changes.


Theta Meditation SystemThis sound healing track below, called Meditation Drone, comes from Dr. Thompson’s Theta Meditation System 1 Renewal CD, which is designed to support you in: handling stress, heightening intuition and developing emotional balance.



Anti-Stress, Anti-Anxiety, Cholesterol Regulation and Hearth Health from The Bone Broth Secret:


  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  • Heat up on low in a saucepan, mixing well.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Bonus Gift from Hay House: 25 Additional Recipes

The Bone Broth Secret by Louise Hay and Heather Dane

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For a limited time, with your purchase of The Bone Broth Secret, Louise and I are giving away a booklet with 25 additional free recipes, including our So Smooth Skin Remedy. This is great for smoother, softer, firmer skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. While we give you options to customize the recipe, it contains coffee essential oil (boosts the master detox antioxidant, glutathione), juniper and lavender as the base, along with sweet almond oil and bone broth.

Then we have options you can add, like turmeric and black pepper essential oil (anti-inflammatory and skin-healing stars), rosemary and sweet orange essential oil (another glutathione booster for detox).

Caroline BarringerTune in Next Week

Tune in next week to Loving Yourself to Great Health, I’ll be talking about how to heal leaky gut and leaky brain with nutrition expert, Caroline Barringer.


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As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled. In my journey to radiant health, I created a whole health system of eating, exercise, renewal and recharging -- a roadmap toward health & vitality. I empower clients to create their own whole health systems, in their own unique ways. I have seen amazing results in working with my clients!