Picture:Man at work fatigued from stress.
In a study published online in the European Heart Journal on January 23, 2008 the results of studying 10,308 male and female civil servants aged 35–55 who worked in
The results: People experiencing work stress were more than twice as likely to have heart disease than those without work stress.
One of the findings: stress affected the neuron-endocrine system, causing higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in workers tending towards anxiety.
Coritsol is produced in the Adrenal Gland. Adrenal failure is one of the results of living with stress.
Your thoughts are as real as any physical object you have ever felt, touched or physically handled.
When teaching about the effects of stress, one of the examples I use, is to paint a vivid word picture of a Lion rushing into a room with only one exit .It then proceeds to tear apart the person sitting next to you. The lion never touches you, but begins to chase you out the door. After some running you escape the lion and then a fully equipped blood testing laboratory on wheels pulls up and your blood is analyzed. Now recall the lion never touched you though it did kill and partially eat the person sitting right next to you.
Upon analyzing your blood it would be found that your hormone levels are in such a state that if your body maintained that level you would soon die. How could that be, the lion never touched you to physically affect your body, yet your whole body chemistry has gone acidic, Why?
Thoughts are things in the body.
King Solomon’s wisdom: As a man thinks, so it shall be.
Shakespeare: Nothing of its own self is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The Christian Bible: “If anything be pure, if anything be Holy, think on these things”.
It has been scientifically proved in this age, Stress kills.
So eliminating or controlling stress is just as important as eating Alkaline Forming foods and liquids. If you do everything perfect in the part of the Alkaline Lifestyle that deals with the material world it will mitigate the effects of stress, yet the more perfect way is to achieve peace of mind.
Dr Dean Ornish showed this in his work with Coronary heart disease patients. The greatest improvement of Coronary health in his patients came from those who learned to relax at will, no matter what the emotional environment around them. This would explain to a large degree, how some people who drink and smoke live to be 90 years old. I have met these types of people, and the one thing about most of them was their lack of stress. They dealt with stress by sucking on the pacifier of a cigarette and cast their cares to the intoxication of alcohol. The trade off, they suffered physical damage, yet the lack of stress yielded the greater return.
Just think how long they could of lived if they had done all things right!
One factor that is prevalent among most persons who live beyond 100 years of age is that they do not let anger reside in their heart, no pun intended.