How many stress related illnesses do you have? Most likely, you know one or more people who suffers from chronic disease. Over the last 100 years, the story of disease, in our lives, has changed dramatically and now there's a new cause of disease in town and it's called oxidative stress.
In the old days, around the turn of the 20th century, most disease outbreaks were not stress related illnesses. Rather, they were infectious disease outbreaks, such as Influenza, Small Pox, Polio and Diphtheria caused by airborne viruses, poor sewage and water systems in municipalities and poor hygiene practices within families and communities.
Nowadays, however, we are all sick with and dying from multiple
chronic degenerative diseases caused by oxidative stress. It seems we learned
how to wash our hands, but we are getting worse each year at everything else to
do with managing our health.
Oxidative stress is caused by overproduction of free radicals in our body and our body's inability to produce enough antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals. This dynamic is explained in this informative video. Free radicals are created as a result of high stress activities from all the four main fields of stress including chemical stress, physical stress, electro-magnetic stress and emotional stress.
This new player causes all kinds of diseases, such as Asthma, Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and Diabetes, to name but a few. There are now believed to be more than 200 chronic degenerative diseases all caused by the interaction of the four main fields of stress leading to extreme oxidation or premature aging of the body.
So what do you do about all the new diseases? One solution is to take the advice of Dr. Gabor Mate and start releasing all that repressed anger that built up when you were a baby and then you work very hard to strengthen your immune system and reduce inflammation with decent nutritional supplements.
The majority of us are no stranger to stress and illness, since it's estimated that 75% of people in North America have one chronic degenerative disease and at least 50% have two or more of these stress related illnesses.
Most people who have these diseases don't even know about it yet, since these diseases take years to develop and once they are diagnosed, it is often too late.
In today's day and age, of technological advances, you would hope there would be some drug or cure to deal with the problem, but the truth is that the chronic diseases of today are considered to be diseases of choice and the only way to fight them is through lifestyle change.
Unless people suddenly get serious about their health, the idea of oxidative stress and stress related illnesses, and all it's consequences, is here to stay.