Stress Can Kill You!
It has been said that stress is the prime
cause of all disease and discomfort in the body. This is because the
stress response within the body causes such a powerful biochemical process
to take place, that it can affect literally every organ and system within
the human form.
Everyone has experienced the
side effects of a stressful situation. If we have a particularly
stressful experience and then try to eat a meal, often we are running for an
antacid or some other preparation shortly thereafter. This is because
the stress response shuts down the production of natural hydrochloric acid
and enzymes necessary for the digestion of food. The food sits in the
stomach and ferments, causing feelings of fullness, bloating, heartburn ,
and other gastrointestinal disturbances.
This is but one small example of
how stress can interfere with natural bodily functions. Stress can lead to,
or certainly contribute to, a wide variety of chronic degenerative
diseases.. Stress has been directly implicated in many types of
cancer, because stress has a direct negative effect upon the human immune
system. Considering these facts, the management of stress becomes very
important, not only to ensure peace of mind, but to provide insurance
against more serious health problems.
Everyone has stress in their
lives. Not all stress is bad. In fact, it isn't even the amount of
stress in one's life that is necessarily detrimental. Stress that we
can manage is relatively harmless. Stress we feel we cannot manage is
deadly, because it is unmanageable stress that causes the most chemical
changes within the body. This booklet will discuss what stress
actually is and how you can take specific steps, both nutritionally and
through relaxation techniques, to manage stress more effectively.
While no one can eliminate stress completely, we can learn to manage it
quite easily. If you feel you are under excess stress or if you have
any chronic degenerative disease, then you NEED this booklet.
Effective management of your health challenge can only be achieved
when the management of stress is included as part of the overall program.
The above is taken from the back
cover of the booklet,
authored by K. Steven Whiting Ph.D.
published by the Institute of Nutritional Science.
Reproduced by permission.