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Celebrated dermatologist and wellness expert Howard Murad, MD announced today the release of his groundbreaking new book, "Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Secret - 3 Steps to Looking, Living and Feeling Better."

In his latest book, Dr. Murad, best-selling author of The Water Secret (John Wiley & Sons, 2010) and founder of the Inclusive Health movement, shares his latest research exploring the impact of Cultural Stress, the stress of over-connected modern living, on the cellular water levels - the key markers of all aging processes and disease.

"Cultural Stress is having a greater impact on the state of our health than most people think," said Dr. Murad. "The extreme dependence on digital devices, long commutes in heavy traffic, worries about job loss, keeping up to speed with everything you have to do and global conflicts all combine to lead to a relentless pressure to produce and succeed. By understanding and taking healthy measures to eradicate Cultural Stress, each person can dramatically increase his or her odds of unlocking their personal potential to look younger, feel younger and live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives."

Dr. Murad offers the reader guidance for creating a custom built strategy for blunting the impact of Cultural Stress. Through a series of easy-to-apply lifestyle techniques, the doctor reveals a new way to understand health and aging. Based on rigorous research studies and his experience treating more than 50,000 patients, Dr. Murad offers an integrative approach to protecting and restoring cellular water levels to give both body and mind the resilience needed to go beyond surviving the assault of Cultural Stress and to start truly thriving.

Dr. Murad sums up his central thesis, "I want to give people the freedom to not just get in touch with their inner toddler - who was happy, free, fearless and brimming with healthy cellular water - I want people to regain their youthful good health by acting like that toddler."

As inspirational as it is practical, "Conquering Cultural Stress" culminates with 365 simple lifestyle insights - one-a-day - drawn from the vast catalog of insights he has created to help guide his Inclusive Health program clients. The book also includes a wonderful selection of delicious, nutritious and cell-hydrating recipes.

"Conquering Cultural Stress" ($22.95) is available on,, Barnes & Noble,, and other retail locations.

Howard Murad, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc. He is the author of five previous books, including The Water Secret (John Wiley & Sons, 2010) and The Cellulite Solution (St. Martin's Press, 2005), offering practical lifestyle choices as the path to improved health, beauty and happiness.

For information about the work and career of Dr. Murad or to learn more about Inclusive Health, please visit or follow the doctor on or @MuradCares on Twitter.

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