Stress is one of the 3 major sources in the creation of cancer.
Remember, cancer occurs because of a malfunction in cells from DNA damage resulting in the cell replicating itself over and over again needlessly.
When the body is under stress, three major hormones are released that have devastating effects on the body; resulting in cell DNA damage and eventually malfunction.
These "stress" hormones are designed to be implemented in the body for short bursts, helping us to have super human responses in the midst of a rare dangerous situation; such as being attacked, avoiding a high speed collision, or dodging a thrown rock.
However if stress is prolonged for long periods of time, the hormones have adverse affects on our tissues.
Examples of scenarios of prolonged stress include: scrambling to meet a deadline for several hours, working like a dog on a task for hours on end, or worrying for days about how to pay a bill at the end of billing cycle.
Think of the "stress" hormones as Nitric Oxide (NOS) for your car. Yes it will help you go faster and perform better, but over time it is abusive to the mechanisms and will break down the internal workings if its used for prolonged periods.
The 3 three major stress hormones include: adrenaline, nor-epinephrine, and cortisol. (There will be future articles that go into the depths of each hormone and its effects to come.)
Effects of these hormones include - dilating blood vessels, increasing blood pressure, surging sugars to the brain, tensing muscles, suppressing the digestion - reproduction - and excretion systems, an increase in acid levels, and redirecting the majority of blood to the heart and brain.
At prolonged periods of stress hormone exposure, tissues begin to break down from the high blood pressure. Small cuts and lacerations occur. Acid levels in the blood increase the tearing down of tissues due to the high Ph levels. Since blood is redirected to the heart and brain, outer portions of the body become starved of oxygen and nutrients. Exercise of the digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems diminishes causing a loss in their efficiency. Muscles grow tight causing a cut off or restriction of blood flow to other areas of the body, thus resulting in further DNA damage. The body begins to operate on more sugars and therefore the body tells the mind to eat more sugar rich foods, causing weight gain, blood saturation, and insulin exhaustion.
Things get ugly quickly. With these effects increasing more and more over time you can see how quickly free radicals can be created at high amounts, far more than our body can produce antioxidants in which to neutralize the effects.
The fact of the matter is that if we are stressed for more than an hour we are causing a lot of free radical release and DNA damage to occur in our body and we will exasperate its structure if left unchecked, thus causing a cell to malfunction and cancer to form.
So how do we get rid of stress? It is not as difficult as you might think.
In the following article we will go over some of the mental practices that prove to be the most effective in dealing with stress. These are principles that helped me cure my cancer and many others also.
The Article is entitled "Best Practices to Lower Stress"
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After curing cancer in his own body Brett is determined to share the truths that he has learned with the world and believes that anyone can be cancer free if they choose.