Stress and Cancer are Related

Recently, I read an article by Mark J. Doolittle, PhD. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer.

Obviously, emotional stress is not the only factor in your susceptibility to cancer, but it is an important one. And often overlooked until recently.

How to Eliminate the Build-up of Excess Stress Energy

What do you do if you have a stressful life?

The first step is recognizing that you have a stressful life.

Getting rid of the stressors in your life is not always the answer. After all, you have to pay your bills and you still have children. But you need to find ways to bring your body back to equilibrium after the constant state of “fight or flight” you are in every day.

You can do that through simple exercises that stimulate the rest and repair branch of your nervous system.

These are exercises as simple as breathing, grounding, and pounding. Which, when done properly provide you with the nervous system reset that will go a long way to protecting you from the effects of excess stress on your body.

Realistically, you don’t need more than 5 -10 minutes a day to manage this aspect of your long term health-care plan. Why not give that to yourself?

If you’re ready to learn more about how to manage your stress, give me a call. We’ll talk, and I’ll teach you how to do it.

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