Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Does Stress Have More Negative Impact Than Lifestyle in Disease?

It is a well known idea that psychological stress places a tremendous strain on your health.  One of the primary reasons is that stress causes inflammation in the body, which in turn is the foundation of most diseases, like obesity, heart disease, cancer and more.

Dr. R.G. Hamer conducted many studies on the cause of cancer and concluded that every case of cancer can be linked to some type of traumatic event. The shock of the emotional event and the stress it causes activates mutations in the body. Further, he concluded that cancer is not from outside the body but created by a person's own body adapting to stress.  For true healing to take place, a person needs to heal the heart and mind because they are part of the body and impact the body just as much as physical and tangible factors (sounds like principles in Ayurveda...)

Dr. R.G. Hamer concluded this after more than thirty years of research and having developed testicular cancer after the unexpected, shocking death of his son.  His wife developed cancer as well, and he felt there had to be a connection. This was the impetus for his research. 

Recent scientific experiments have reached a similar result using mice.  When the animals were chronically stressed, their lymphatic systems underwent changes that allowed cancer to spread faster and more easily.

One of the common causes of stress is the workplace with eight of out of ten American feeling stress about their jobs.  The stress could come from many factors.  Issues like discrimination, poor pay, excessive responsibilities, long hours were some of the causes for the work related stress.  Yet, we all know stress can come family, friends, personal events, relationships and more.  Unfortunately, stress will always exist in one form or another.  The most important thing is to find a way to cope with the stress so it cannot cause irreversible harm and illness to our body.

Stress usually comes from feeling a lack of control or discomfort over a situation.  There are many wonderful tools that can help ease the effects of stress like exercise, meditation, socializing, sleep, healthy food, hobbies and more.  However, the first step to using these tools is to become self aware of what are your triggers.  Once you are aware, you are in a better position to manage the stress productively.  Keeping composure and promoting productive, supportive thoughts are the best way to avoid the harm stress causes.  The calmer the mental state, the more likely a positive approach will be found.  Help can even be found in just taking a few deep breaths.

Stay healthy & well,
Lisa

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