“I Ain’t Got No Stress!”General Health 0 Comments
Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. RCRT Cancer-Free Coach
I’d be lying if I told you that.
So would anyone else. What’s that got to do with cancer?
Stress is at the root of most of our problems, be they cancer or a mere headache.
Stress is both the cause and the result of events. They could be events inside our heads or from our environment.
Many moons ago, when I was doing psychology 101, the professor introduced the concept of stress by saying there were 2 kinds; eustress and distress. The first is the positive kind, and the second, well…you guessed it
An Olympic athlete will experience eustress when poised at the starting blocks. It puts him in a good position to win, flooding his brain with visions of success, and the belief that he can achieve it.
Distress means what it says. It floods the brain with visions of things gone wrong, replaying them over and over again, raising the blood pressure each time, slowing down our rational thinking . With enough dis-stress we acquire an injury, inside or outside.
With an injury comes an open door to cancer. Maybe not that instant, but soon enough. Think that’s a stretch? Take a look at this: stress levels today are the highest in recorded history. This summer, both the U.S. and Canada promoted cancer to #1 in the list of killers. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, there could be a link?
Now that may be the last word in simplification, I know, but that just about sums it up.
When there is an injury to the body, stem cells rush to the rescue. They morph into the new cell factory that mass-produces new, healthy cells to repair the old ones.
Now, normally, when the repair job is done the stem cells stop replicating. But when the body doesn’t have the right nutrients the replicating gets out of control, duplicating as only partially healthy cells.
Ah-ha! But partially healthy cells are bad news. One part is healthy, the other is unhealthy. You don’t want these guys floating around in your body. And what’s the unhealthy part made of? Fungus. Not pretty at all.
And that, my friends, is how cancer starts. You can discover more about this in some of my upcoming teleseminars.
Fungus is fast-moving. It duplicates itself at jet speed.
How did all this start? As stress. Deis-stress, not Eu-stress. And substandard food.
Bottom line? Stress + Fungus = bad news. This news is called Cancer. And that’s just the start of the story. Stay tuned for the next episode.
Questions? Feel free to enter them in the comment section.
See you there.
Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. RCRT
Professional Health Coach and Speaker
Solutions and Support for Optimal Health
Richmond, B.C. Canada