Adrenaline Nation: A Wake-up Call for a Stressed-Out America
AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Peter McCarthy’s landmark new book, Adrenaline Nation, to be released by Smart Publications (http://www.smart-publications.com) on August 1, 2012, is destined to spark debates about the effects of chronic stress.
Drawing from his broad experience as a military officer, commercial pilot, traditional naturopath and grassroots political activist, Peter McCarthy, ND weaves a compelling narrative that is sure to begin an ongoing national dialogue in the boardroom, by the water fountain, in the classroom, and in the halls of government about a subject we all experience but barely understand: the effects of chronic stress.
“While our society is the most technologically advanced on the planet, leading the way in economic growth, technological innovation and standard of living, we are paying the price for this success with unprecedented levels of chronic stress,” he said.
“Like a pebble dropped in a pond, chronic stress ripples through virtually every facet of our society. Entertainment, health care, Corporate America, and interpersonal relationships are just a few of the many aspects of our society which chronic stress impacts,” he said.
Using the combination of an intelligent and descriptive writing style, razor-sharp logic, comprehensive research and just plain common sense, McCarthy demonstrates that stress has become an overwhelmingly negative factor in our dietary habits, lifestyle, thought patterns, food supply and environment. The individual’s “cognitive filter,” the prism through which we view the world, has a huge impact on the body’s reaction to stress. Dramatic statistics clearly prove that we are, indeed, an Adrenaline Nation.
By clearly describing the body’s reaction to stress, he shows that we 21st Century Americans are still equipped with the stress response mechanism and capabilities of our ancient ancestors. Facing the world with a finite “energy bank,” our bodies are ill suited to deal with a society which imposes a multitude of stressors on us at virtually every turn. McCarthy offers innovative and achievable solutions for conquering both the personal and institutional aspects of stress, in the process demonstrating why Adrenaline Nation is sure to be the most talked-about book of the year.
About Peter McCarthy
Peter McCarthy, a naturopath and political activist, is the author of the upcoming book Adrenaline Nation, to be published by Smart Publications (http://www.smart-publications.com). He is a 20-year military veteran, with over 16 years in the airline industry as a Boeing 737 captain. He is also CEO of AHI Productions, an Austin-based media company which is creating NHN TV, the planet’s first broadcast-quality TV network devoted to natural health and green living.
SOURCE Peter McCarthy