What is causing stress?

 

Stress affects many people in many ways. The term is used to describe external events that make demands of us and the responses those demands trigger. Stress is a normal physical response to things that throw our everyday balance off. With busy schedules and the demands of everyday life we all feel these pressures. The key is recognising this feeling, and how we deal with it that is most important. This tension can affect your immune system, your nervous system, and, eventually, your health in general. It is impossible to deal with prolonged or chronic anxiety without having some health consequences. There are many illnesses directly related to stress. If you don’t keep it under control, you could end up with heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers, headaches, hives or even cancer!

Learning how to handle these pressure can help you stay healthy, and prevent certain illnesses, in addition to helping you feel happy! Learn what triggers your stress and develop a plan to decrease that level anxiety.

Stress may result from a large number of factors including but not limited to:

  • Allergens including aromatic oils, automobile emissions, caffeine, coffee, dander, latex, nicotine, pollen, pollution, smoke, specific foods, tobacco smoke, toxic chemical residues and individual-specific allergens cause stress by reducing bodily functions and mental energy, causing lethargy and combating the immune system, thereby causing stress.
  • Bacteria and Viruses, bacterial and viral infections reduce the effectiveness of the immune system, slow down bodily functions, reduce the supply of nutrients and reduce bodily and mental energy , thereby causing stress.
  • Cheicals such as cleaning agents, fungicides, growth hormones, herbicides, insecticides, paints, and most man-made chemicals attack the immune system, impair breathing and oxygen intake, reduce the ability of the body to absorb nutrients and raise the acidity of bodily cells, thereby causing stress.
  • Dehydration caused by lack of water intake, excessive sweating, diarrhea, excessive urination, drinking too much coffee or carbonated soft drinks and eating too much junk food all impair the ability of the body to absorb nutrients and oxygen on a cellular level, thereby causing stress.
  • Emotional Issues whether unresolved, being resolved or resolved have all been shown to be major causes of stress.
  • Employment and doing work one does not love to do have been shown to be major causes of stress.
  • Exercise and exertion of any kind has been shown to cause stress.
  • Fast Foods including partially hydrogenated fats, trans fats, artificial coloring agents, artificial taste enhancers, artificial appetite appeasers, artificial aromatic agents, artificial sweetening agents and artificial preservatives are all toxic to the human organism, thereby causing stress.
  • Financial Problems have been shown to be a major cause of stress.
  • Fungi and Fungal infections whether ingested, inhaled, externally or internally attacking the body are harmful to all life and the byproducts of fungal infections are toxic to living organisms, thereby causing stress and myriad psychological and medical conditions.
  • Genetically Altered Foods are known to cause asthma, attention problems, balance problems, behavioral problems, concentration problems, digestive problems, libido issues, memory problems, metabolic problems, perceptual problems, sexual dysfunctions and other disorders, thereby causing stress.
  • Headaches and Migraines are usually caused by stress though in some cases there is a biological agent of cause; but, even then, stress may be the cause underlying the biological dysfunction; and either way, headaches and migraines are a major cause of stress.
  • Heavy Metals including especially arsenic, mercury and lead are implicated in adrenal, bone, bone marrow, brain, circulatory system, ear, eye, gall bladder, heart, intestinal, kidney, liver, lung, lymphatic system, pancreas, pituitary, skin, spleen, throat, thyroid, thymus and other problems, thereby causing stress.
  • Irradiation of foods has been shown to reduce the life force and greatly diminish the nutritional value of food; but by law all foodstuffs entering the USA and most of the civilized world must be irradiated for the public good, thereby causing stress.
  • Lack of Sleep and sleep problems whether caused by emotional, psychological or medical issues is a major cause of stress.
  • Low Self-concept whether caused by bacterial, fungal or viral infections, poor nutrition, toxic chemicals, hormonal imbalances or other means is known to cause stress.
  • Medical Conditions, Diseases or Disorders whether diagnosed or not, whether being treated or not, whether improving or not, are all known to cause stress.
  • Microwave Radiation from cell phones, microwave ovens, portable radios and telephones, television sets and other sources are known stressors with varying affects upon people for reasons currently under investigation.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies whether caused by disease, disorders, poor nutrition or poor absorption of nutrients are known causes of stress.
  • Overworking is known to be a major cause of stress.
  • Pain of any kind, including physical injury, mental trauma, emotional trauma or psychological issues, is a major cause of stress.
  • Parasites including thousands of medically undetectable parasites known to infest the human body, sap the bodies nutrition and energy, thereby causing stress.
  • Prescription Drugs and other synthetic and toxic chemicals are implicated in every physical and mental disease, disorder or condition known to science, thereby causing stress.
  • Psychological Conditions, Diseases or Disorders whether diagnosed or not, whether being treated or not, whether improving or not, are all known to cause stress.
  • Relationship Problems of any kind have been shown to be a major cause of stress.