Warning: Stress Makes You Toxic
Did you know that stress makes you toxic? It seems like everyone has stress today. But did you know that it affects every cell and tissue in your body? Because stress robs you of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It breaks down your major organs and lowers your immune system. Over time, unrelieved stress causes severe acid build-up. This hinders your digestion and assimilation of nutrients. And interferes with your body’s cleansing processes. Then this causes toxic buildup.
Since stress makes you toxic, reducing stress is critical to your health. You can eat a perfect diet, cleanse your body inside and out, and exercise. But if you are in a constant state of stress, your physical problems won’t go away.
Your Thoughts and Feelings Make You Toxic
Positive thoughts and emotions contribute to good health. Negative thoughts and feelings are damaging. They “eat at you”. Positive, optimistic thoughts are more nurturing while boosting your digestion.
Stress Makes Your Mind and Emotions Toxic
Our mental and emotional attitude triggers responses for every situation. This response causes electrical changes in the heart, nervous system and brain. This affects your state of health and well-being. Our perception and emotional reactions transmit between the heart and brain. These signals go through the nervous systems. They then influence the pattern of our heart rhythms.
But there is More…….
When your body is under stress, your nervous system increases sympathetic activity. This creates reactions like nervous restlessness, hyperactivity, anxiety, muscle tension, heart arrhythmia. Not to mention stomach issues. With prolonged stress, your adrenal and pituitary glands produce hormones for emergency relief. This process can create chemical waste. In time, it degenerates nerves and causes free radical damage. Then your body will use up vital nutrients to neutralize and expel cellular toxins. Over time, the function of our detoxification and stress response mechanisms decline.
Solutions to Stress Makes You Toxic
There are many mechanisms in the body that influence detoxification and stress. Like a garden hose is under constant pressure, our blood vessels constrict. This will increase blood pressure. Too much constriction can have negative health consequences. The good news is that even though stress makes you toxic there are lifestyle changes we can make. One such technique is HeartMath.
HartMath’s Freeze-Frame. It is a simple, powerful technique for mental and emotional poise. It focuses on pausing. Then take a deeper look before making a decision. This gives you a better chance to act from a point of balance. Feelings of fear and anger result in erratic heartbeat rhythms. Focusing on something pleasant results in a smoother even pattern.
This technique documents the effects of stress-busting exercises. This study tracks levels of the hormones DHEA in people practicing this technique. Low DHEA levels cause fatigue and exhaustion. It also creates muscle weakness, immune disorders, PMS, obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients who used this technique tripled their DHEA levels. Although they made no other lifestyle changes.
Today, hospitals and schools train the HeartMath techniques. They are also applied in corporations to increase productivity and reduce stress. Check out their website at www.hearthmath.org.
HEALTH IS A CHOICE-LEARN HOW TO USE IT!
I’m Shirley Noah. My mission to help you to be the best you can be. Also to have the stamina to live life to the fullest through healthy choices and healthy habits.
Watch for her new book-The Stress Connection: Break the Power of Stress with Healthy Eating and Healthy Habits.