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Men, Women, & Stress

Date: 05-06-08
Host: George Noory
Guests: John Gray, Noe Torres, Ruben Uriarte, John M. Curtis, Christian Wilde, Richard C. Hoagland

Relationship expert Dr. John Gray discussed his latest work on how men and women handle stress differently, due to gender-related chemical differences. Most "lifestyle" diseases are the result of how we respond to stress, he noted. Stress can cause elevated levels of cortisol, and lead people to make less healthy dietary choices, he said.

Women run out of the neurotransmitter serotonin more quickly than men, which can bring on more stress and sugar cravings, he detailed. Further, because women have eight times more blood flow to the brain, they may become more upset under moderate stress than a man. Men's stress, he continued, can show up as fatigue, feeling "blah" and a sense of boredom or flatness. These are symptoms of low dopamine levels, said Gray.

For both men and women, he recommended the supplement PGX, a tri-fiber that absorbs carbohydrates and regulates blood sugar levels-- this helps the brain more readily manufacture needed chemicals, he explained. For men, the plant supplement Mucuna Pruriens or velvet bean can enhance dopamine levels and increase testosterone-- for women, Griffonia seeds or 5-HTP serves as a serotonin precursor and is more effective than antidepressants, he stated.

News Updates

Appearing briefly in the first segment, researcher Christian Wilde reacted to a new study that women ignore heart attack symptoms. John M. Curtis offered analysis on the primary, suggesting that Indiana may be the tipping point in favor of Obama. And Richard C. Hoagland reported on a black hole that was catapulted through space.

1955 UFO Crash

First hour guests, authors/researchers Noe Torres & Ruben Uriarte (website) talked about a 1955 UFO crash near Del Rio, on the Texas/Mexico border. Air Force pilot Robert Willingham, who was flying an F-86 fighter at the time, witnessed the incident. The crashed object left a 300 ft. trench and mysterious metallic debris, Torres & Uriarte recounted.

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