Dr. Peter Percuoco

DIP Episode #4: Stress Hormones Promote Sickness


Prolonged stress produces cortisol, which can damage your health.  Fortunately, the body secretes oxytocin; the antidote to stress.  Learn how to produce oxytocin and you just may save your life.

00:46 What is stress and how does it affect your body?

01:42  The hunter becomes the hunted.

03:00  Stress at the grocery store

04:47  Cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine control the fight or flight mechanism

05:34  What happens to your body when you start thinking negatively?

06:40  The body releases oxytocin to combat excessive stress chemistry.

07:20  Oxytocin is the cuddle hormone and it can save your life!

09:10  How does oxytocin work?

10:09  Who dies of cardiovascular disease first, men or women.

Dr. Peter Percuoco is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Keynote Speaker. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Percuoco has stepped out of the clinic and onto the stage to share his message of hope and potential inspiring people to be the best that they can 



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