Archive for April, 2015

THE FOUR STRESSES THAT LEADS TO DIS-EASE

STRESS, STRESS, STRESS,  STRESS   —–Four Reasons Why You Are Ill.

 

In any conversation, it doesn’t take long before the subject of health crops up, and this is often the very first

Greeting most people receive: “How are you?” Very often this can lead into a blow -by -blow account of the latest malady, be it major or minor. If a visitor from outer space were to examine the vast majority of people on the Planet, he would have to conclude that we are nations of poor health .

“we are standing on the very edge of the abyss of a crisis of epidemic magnitude, such as the world has never known before, including chronic poisoning, heart and artery disease, cerebral strokes, diseases of the central nervous system, mental and emotional disorders, rampant dental decay, congenital malformations, and degenerative conditions of all sorts” [Nutrition Science and Health Education, Dr C Curtis Shears]

 

If you don’t believe me, then how does 175 million working days lost with certified illness sound?. This is in England alone! Costing the country in excess of £100 billion, and all in one year. When you examine the waiting lists for major operations, as a result of disease, the numbers are staggering — one in twenty of the entire population! The majority of health-care systems throughout the world are based on cure rather than prevention. It’s the ambulance at the base of the cliff, not the fence at the top.

 

Stresses That Cause Disease

Many medical scientists and practitioners of all disciplines, including psychologists and philosophers, believe that the cause of the majority of diseases is multifactor and primarily linked to our so-called ”civilised society”. This lifestyle is inextricably linked with stress. Many healers will often break this stress down into a number of categories, although all are interdependent. The major stresses may be defined in four broad categories:

environmental

physical

nutritional

psychological         –

 

Environmental.

This is the one which the average person has little or no control. What we as a society are doing to our global environment is already affecting our individual health.

It is universally agreed that if many of the directives shown below were followed, our environment would be dramatically improved

 

1/ Reduce industrial effluents

 

2/Phase out long-acting chemical pesticides and herbicides.

 

3/Recycle industrial and domestic wastes

 

4/Reduce the use of gasoline chemicals-  Not only car fumes, also the petrol- chemicals in food, water, air, cosmetics, detergents, and drugs. When plastics dissolve or decompose, they release estrogenic esters responsible  for hormonal problems for all forms of life, from fish to mankind.

The above are just a small example of environmental stresses we face in the twenty-first century.  – Not to mention global warming and its impact on our stress levels!

By cleaning up our environment, we will be improving the two most important nutrients mankind needs to survive: air and water. Being close to nature has proven health benefits. Even if you live in an apartment in the middle of a city, surround yourself with living plants and flowers, as they soak up negative energy, improve your environment by giving colours, textures, shapes and beauty.

The ancient art of feng shui has helped many people reduce stress levels both at home and work.

Physical.

Any form of exercise will have health benefits: ‘Activity is life; stagnation is death’ Besides toning muscles, exercise improves the nervous system, the digestive system, the body metabolism, the circulatory, system, the skeletal structure , the immune system and the brain. Regular, correct exercise benefits every vital organ of the body, as well as every biological function with the process of living. In our toxic environment, exercise improves the excretion of toxins via sweat, urine and faeces.

Many now believe the old adage ’Mens sana in corpore sana’, which means ’A healthy mind in a healthy body’.

Physical exercise is one of the best ways of reducing tension, and competitive sports are useful in releasing the chemical stressors by converting them into physical and mental aggression.

Posture, or the lack  of it, can also contribute to physical stress on the body. These imbalances can lead to pain, discomfort, and degeneration. Sciences such as ;

Osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and kinesiology  – are evolving to combat and treat diseases that derive from these postural stresses.

 

Nutritional.

We are what we ingest, and if you think about it, we can be nothing else  . After all, what else are we made of but what we consume and what we breathe? If we feed ourselves with rubbish, the result is obvious.

In an ever – toxic environment, changing one’s diet is possible the easiest way of reducing stress.

The body digests food through a long and complicated process, which begins in the mouth. If the food is of poor quality, over refined , contaminated, laden with additives, and is in incorrect proportions for the body’s requirements, there will be internal stresses.

It is often assumed that in more ‘developed’ countries, we do not suffer from malnutrition. However, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and their related diseases are becoming increasingly commonplace, and these , surprisingly, are often caused by overeating. The over consumption of empty calories found in refined sugar and carbohydrates, as well as the over consumption of protein and fat, gives rise to the majority of illnesses that fill our hospitals and dental chairs.

Take the advise of the ‘’ father of medicine’’  for Hippocrates wrote in 460 BC : ‘ Foods must be in the condition in which they are found in nature, or at least in a condition as close as possible to that found in nature .’’ Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food’’.

 

Psychological.

Negative emotional and spiritual stress has been shown to chemically damage brain cells and make the individual more susceptible to diseases such as Alzheimer’s

It is well known both in and outside of the medical profession, that the state of the mind plays a major role in the general health and well-being of the body. The ‘’Social Adjustment Rating Scale ‘ was drawn up to help measure life stress and to find out how much stress can pile up before illness sets in.

 

Here are the top fifteen, together with their grades:

 

Life Event:

 

1/ Death of spouse                                                        [ 100 ]

2/Divorce                                                                       [ 73 ]

3/Marital separation from spouse                                  [ 65 ]

4/Detention in jail or other institution                            [ 63 ]

5/Death of a close family member                                 [ 63 ]

6/ Major personal injury or illness                                 [ 53 ]

7/Marriage                                                                      [50 ]

8/Being fired at work                                                 [47 ]

9/Marital reconciliation with mate                            [45 ]

10/Retirement from work                                          [45 ]

11/Major change in the health of a family member  [44 ]

12/Pregnancy                                                             [40 ]

13/Sexual difficulties                                                [39 ]

14/Gaining a new family member [through

Birth, adoption, relative moving in ]                          [39 ]

15/Major business readjustment [merger,

Reorganisation ,bankruptcy, etc.]                             [39 ]

 

In the twenty-first century , new surveys have shown that as society becomes more affluent, people are often less happy and content, In fact, the opposite is true. Psychiatrists are using the term ‘Affluenza’.

The media  – that is television, radio, newspapers and now the Internet, – provides another form of pollution.

We are constantly bombarded with politics and bad and depressing news and marketing messages that often have the overall effect of deflating our sense of well-being , leading to negativity and depression.

 

I believe that an antidote to all this gloom and doom is emerging, through movements or individuals that raise our spiritual energy by promoting love, peace, wisdom and reconciliation.

My own particular mantra is ‘A H A H ‘  –   Abundance Health And Happiness.

 

I wish all my readers   A H A H  !

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IS BLOOD LETTING THE ANSWER TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE ?

Another aspect of Bio Physics.

Attending a small an intimate meeting of the BLS [British Longevity Society] I was privileged to listen to the World famous Dr Jonathan. V. Wright , MD.

Dr Wright subject matter was factors to aid  ‘healthy ageing’, ranging from Vitamin C to Lithium to Bio identical Hormones! ‘In passing’, he described factors that may be linked to cardiovascular disease.

One question Dr Wright asked was ‘why do men over 50 suffer more heart attacks/cardiovascular disease, than women ?’

Could this be related to the fact that men’s blood is normally ‘thicker’ than women due to a higher number of red blood cells.? As we age a higher number of these blood cells [platelets ] also age, becoming less pliable and ‘harder’ .

Most obstructive cardiovascular disease occurs at either junctions or bends in blood vessels.

The theory goes — As the blood circulates, the harder blood cells damage the interior lining of the blood vessels, especially at these junctions. This, in turn, causes the cholesterol [the cardiovascular’s repair system ] to build up and eventually obstruct the lumen of the blood vesssel [s].

This is the primary reason why Aspirin is prescribed as a ‘blood thinner’. Omega 3’s can have a similar effect to the circulatory system.

A woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease does rise post menopause, and the theory goes that the contributary factor is the cessation of monthly bleeding,  Statistics show those who are regular give blood are less likely to have a heart attack.

So by giving blood , not only do we help others, but help our selves by ”thinning our blood and creating new blood cells.

Could this again be where old fashioned ‘practices’ such as blood letting not only has a medico-scientific foundation, but utilised an undefined  knowing that all living creatures possess.

 

 

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