The Physiology and Psychology Stress, part 2

P&P Stress 2

As a recap from our last blog addition our body is made up of many unique systems that helps our body to take care of itself. The brain sends different messages to different parts of our body in an effort to repair and heal our body. However, stress when not properly reconciled can lead to a variety of problems. Continue reading

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The physiology and psychology of stress, part 1

P&P of Stress

The body normally knows how to take care of itself. When there is need in a particular area of the body, a message is sent to the brain to alert it of the need in question. The brain responds accordingly, whether it be to provide more energy to the immune system, to purge an illness, repair an injury, or regulate sugar levels. This system is in constant motion, with the brain receiving and responding to signals so that the body’s needs are met. This is true for every system in the body: digestive, hormonal, detoxification, nervous, etc. Continue reading

Cancer and Stress, part 2

Cancer and stress 2

In continuation let’s further discuss the issue of chronic stress. We detect danger through our senses which then lead to specific thoughts about the world or situation before us. With chronic stress, certain thoughts are repeated. In our lecture about neuroconnections, we talked about how when we think about something, the thought is stored in a neuron. As we continue to think about something specific, a new neuron registers this information and is connected to the first one. More and more neurons get connected the more we think about the same thing. We literally create a network and circuitries with our thoughts. Continue reading

Cancer and stress, part 1

Cancer and stress

This can be a very difficult topic to discuss. What does stress have to do with cancer? We already know that chronic stress can suppress the immune system. Immune cells move around and patrol the body to ensure that any bacteria or fungi in the body is killed to avoid infection. That’s the front line of defense in the immune system. The background army of these immune cells are in charge of checking the tissues throughout our body to ensure they are healthy. If any cell is unhealthy, immune cells eliminates them. This avoids potential problems by removing cells that can cause toxicity and damage other cells. Continue reading