Does life sometimes get too much? Stress has a significant impact on our day to day lives and developing resilience is a necessary factor in our modern world. Functional medicine practitioner and stress expert, Pete Williams, unfolds some intriguing insights in this episode.

Guest biography

Pete Williams is a graduate from the University of Liverpool, with a BA in exercise physiology, 1992. He went on to obtain a Master of Medical Science from The University of Sheffield in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (1997) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA 1999. Pete was the youngest recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from the UK Register for Exercise Professionals, 2003. He graduated from the Institute for Functional Medicine (2004) and was one of the first to be awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner status (2013). He is considered a clinical innovator by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Working in central London, Pete has considerable experience in supporting clients as they seek to recover from the damage that stress can have on the body.

Episode content: Stress, the root cause

In this fascinating episode of Fit to Succeed, with Pete Williams, we discuss the following:

  • the primary physiology behind the stress response
  • common intrinsic and extrinsic stressors in our modern environment
  • identifying the total burden upon a client
  • is there a tipping point where the burden exceeds the ability to recover?
  • how to identify the root cause of stress-related dysfunction
  • top strategies for supporting the management of stress and its effects

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