The Connection Between Stress and Cancer

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Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death:  heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.

 

What Is Stress?

The definition of stress is different for everyone.  What might be considered stressful for you, might be pleasurable or have little effect on the next guy.

It’s all about how you process the information in your brain. We all react differently to stress.

Because stress is a highly subjective phenomenon, we can’t really define stress, but for the purposes of this series, we’ll just say that stress is a feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands of a stimulus exceed the personal resources the individual is able to mobilize.

In other words, stress is something that causes distress.

Interestingly, in the United States, the number one reason for stress, is money.

How Stress Makes The Body Vulnerable To Cancer

  • When the mind perceives an emotional, mental, or physical stressor, it signals the brain to release a necessary hormone called cortisol.  This stress hormone helps us cope with danger by releasing amino acids from the muscles, and glucose from the liver, and sends fatty acids into the blood stream to produce a tremendous amount of energy. Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for the short term.  Long term, they kill brain cells.
  • If the brain doesn’t receive a message to stop production of this stress hormone, the elevated levels of cortisol start damaging the body.  Prolonged stress requires the body to stay in a flight or fight response mode, healing for the body, no longer a priority.
  • As a result of repeated and prolonged exposure to stress, your blood pressure rises, your blood sugar levels increase, blocking insulin efficiency, and for the purposes of this article, reduces the inflammation response of the immune system, reducing its power, leaving you susceptible to cancer.
  • An imbalance of hormones results when cortisol levels are elevated.  In response, the brain releases higher levels of hormones like estrogen, which have been considered a possible agent in breast cancer production.
  • The stress hormone cortisol shrinks the thymus gland, a key immune system regulator, and inhibits white blood cell activity and production.  It can signal the immune system to shut down and die.  Prolonged exposure to cortisol may lead to the immune system attacking itself.
  • Stress inhibits the production and activity of natural killer cells, known as NK cells, by up to 50%.  These cells are responsible for identifying and destroying cancer and virus cells.
  • Stress can accelerate the growth of cancer cells that are already in the body.
  • Prolonged stress blocks the body to fight cancer.
  • Stress promotes new blood cells in tumors.  Stress feeds cancer tumors.

Stress may be the reason that cancer is so prevalent in our culture.

Brainwave Entrainment Relieves Stress

Brainwave entrainment is a powerful, scientifically proven technology that alters your brainwaves to a desired state of consciousness.

Stress puts your brain into a frequency on the beta brainwave scale.  Specific brainwave entrainment recordings that target stress reduction, induce the brain to change its state into the alpha and theta brainwave frequency scale.

Brainwave entrainment will….

  • Reduce stress and stifle the over production of the stress hormone cortisol and reverse the damage it has done if it is caught soon enough.
  • Releases serotonin, a hormone that elevates your mood.  Depression further lowers your immune system, allowing for further assault on your body from diseases like cancer.
  • Enhances relaxation.
  • Bridges the connection between your conscious and subconscious to help you process emotions and feelings about perceptions from your experiences.
  • Leave you feeling detached but aware.
  • Give you a calm mind.
  • Remove anxious thoughts.
  • Refresh you.
  • Replenish your immune system’s efficiency.
  • Restore normal brain functions.

Stress is a chameleon in our society, killing by proxy.

You’ll never see stress marked on a death certificate as the reason someone has died.

Only you know what is stressful to you, and now, with brainwave entrainment, you can eliminate that stress, and possibly save yourself from experiencing the heartbreak of cancer.

Next week, we’ll talk about Stress and Gastrointestinal Problems.

See you then.

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