SEATTLE — Stress on your mind can lead to stress on your body. Evergreen Health Doctor Venuka Wickramaarachchi joins New Day Northwest to talk about how you can combat mental and emotional stress to take better care of your physical health. 

Stress can lead to a compromised immune system and change the ways our bodies naturally heal. However, trying to manage stress on your own can be confusing. Dr. Wickramaarachchi tells us about how talking with your healthcare provider about meditation, exercise and diet changes can help manage those effects on the mind and body. 

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