Do you feel like your time is not your own? Like you are always on the go? Like the demands of life keep piling on top of each other and you are too exhausted to cope? Like there is no end in sight? We live in a stressed out world. Do you know how dangerous stress can be to your health? The answer is scary. But there a light at the end of the tunnel. There IS hope.
We no longer live in the day where we have to run from the saber tooth tiger. Our stresses are about our jobs and kids and spouses and money and health and… life. This kind of long term, chronic stress can result in a complete drain on your body. It’s not so much what chronic stress does to the nervous system, but what continuous activation of the nervous system does to other bodily systems that become problematic.
According to Lorenzo Cohen, PhD., Professor of General Oncology and Behavioral Science and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, “stress has a profound impact on how your body’s systems function.”
Stress and Inflammation
Stress causes inflammation, which is one of the primary pieces of the puzzle needed to cause diseases such as cancer and autoimmune illness. Cancer survivors have an increases chance of developing cancer compared to individuals of the same age and gender who have not had cancer. Even worse, second cancers are more lethal than primary cancers.
Individuals with one autoimmune disease are more likely to develop others, compared with the same population who do not have an autoimmune disease. Dr. Gerald Mullin with Johns Hopkins stated that “someone with an autoimmune disease is at risk of a total of SEVEN autoimmune diseases in his or her lifetime.
These secondary illnesses are often due to the root cause of the initial problem not being addressed. Too often, after being sick, we go right back to our old lifestyle and never address the root cause of the illness. Inflammation is one of the primary causes of these kinds of diseases, and controlling stress is vital to achieving optimal health.
In addition to causing disease, stress can cause:
- Muscle tension
- Headaches and migraines
- Difficulty breathing
- Asthma attacks
- Panic attacks
- Heart attack
- Acid reflux
- Intimacy issues
- Changes in menstrual cycles.
I don’t know about you, but just reading that list stresses me out! Deep breaths…. deep breaths…
Stress is at an all-time high but the good news is that you can learn to understand and control it! Now, more than ever before, you MUST learn to address your stress!
The Answers are Here
Don’t miss The Global Stress Summit!
During this summit, renowned researchers and thought leaders will teach you about the “new” science of stress, which shows that you can be in control of your experience! Dr. Hanna leads the summit and interviews the pioneering researchers and thought leaders who can teach you how to utilize stress as a stimulus for growth, rather than a trigger for burnout and breakdown.
The Global Stress Summit will teach you to:
- Recognize stress-related signs, symptoms and conditions
- Understand historical and present-day stress/resilience research
- Learn how stress can be harmful (or helpful!)
- Practice important stress-management skills during each talk
- Gain simple, practical tools to build a more resilient brain and body
- Acquire the super-skill of using stress to optimize health and performance
I’ve listened to every podcast in the summit. I promise you won’t be disappointed. And PS – you might even be a little less stressed!
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Love, hugs, and I choose to be happy.HERE. Sources: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/866433 http://hypothyroidmom.com/autoimmune-diseases-brew-in-your-body-for-years-before-diagnosis/ http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-body.aspx https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/december-2014/how-stress-affects-cancer-risk.html.html https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/stress-immune-system/