Dear Subscriber,

Just a few days ’til it’s officially Spring!

Are you ready to leave Winter behind
and shift gears for the coming change
in weather?

Even if you’re not and the thought of all
the things that Spring brings stresses you
out, then today’s article should help quite
a bit.


You’ll have to read on to find out!

Enjoy… 🙂

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

How to “Listen” Your Pain & Stress Away…

It’s no surprise that these days most of us are
stressed out, burnt out or feeling anxious about
something – whether it’s our health, finances or

To add insult to injury, many have to walk around
not only feeling anxious – but also have to deal with
some sort of nagging, chronic pain!

If that sounds at all like you, pay special attention…

… because research shows that the solution could
be as simple as putting on a pair of headphones.

For example, one study done earlier this year at the
University of Utah and published in the Journal of Pain
(interesting name… almost sounds like it could be the
name for a heavy metal band!) found that music is very
effective at reducing pain and anxiety.

Researchers recruited 143 participants and had them
listen to different music tracks. While listening, the
participants were instructed to follow the melodies,
identify deviant tones, and a few other tasks. The subjects
were then hooked up to fingertip electrodes that administered
safe, experimental pain shocks while they listened and did
the musical tasks.

The researchers then found that the central arousal
from the shocks decreased as the musical tasks
involvement increased. [1]

The study concluded that music’s power to alleviate
pain and anxiety comes from the fact that it activates
sensory pathways that compete with pain pathways,
which in turn stimulates the emotions and takes the
mind away from the pain.

In a separate systematic review study, done by Temple
University in Philadelphia, researchers discovered that
music is effective at reducing stress in heart disease

They examined data from 23 studies, involving a total of
1,461 patients… and found that music was in fact effective
because it decreases blood pressure, heart rate, and perceived
anxiety levels. [2]

And in animal model studies, music has been shown to reduce
the rejection of heart transplants by positively affecting the immune
system. [3]

Pretty wild stuff, to be sure.

But the bottom line is that whenever you’re feeling
stressed out, or in pain – you should seriously try putting
on a pair of headphones and listen to something you find
enjoyable and soothing… and then “lose” yourself in the music.

After all, it IS scientifically proven to help!

And by the way, if you’re serious about taking your overall
health and fitness to the next level this Summer, why not
take advantage of your FREE Fitness Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information
on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

There’s no obligation and it’s totally and completely
free. To sign up, use the link below:


[1]. David H. Bradshaw, Gary W. Donaldson,
Robert C. Jacobson, Yoshio Nakamura, C. Richard
Chapman. Individual Differences in the Effects of Music
Engagement on Responses to Painful Stimulation. The
Journal of Pain, 2011; 12 (12): 1262 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain

[2].Bradt J, Dileo C. Music for stress and anxiety reduction
in coronary heart disease patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews, 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006577 DOI: 0.1002/14651858.CD006577.pub2

[3]. Masateru Uchiyama, Xiangyuan Jin, et. al. “Auditory
stimulation of opera music induced prolongation of murine
cardiac allograft survival and maintained generation of regulatory
CD4+CD25+ cells” Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:26 doi:

Quote Corner

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections
must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson

Eat Yourself Thin

Szechwan Shrimp
(Serves Four)

4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup sliced green onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
350gms cooked shrimp, tails removed

1. In a bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce,
cornflour, honey, crushed red pepper (cayenne), and ground ginger.
Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in
green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp, and
toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is
bubbly and thickened.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Ready: 20 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 142 / Total Fat: 4.4g /
Cholesterol: 164mg / Sodium: 500mg / Total Carbs: 6.7g /
Dietary Fibre: 0.4g / Protein: 18.3g

Recipe from AllRecipes.com.

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)



Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)

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