A book that was written over 100 years ago in 1908 identified the number one cause of cancer spreading. Today, many doctors agree with it's author, Dr. Eli Jones, and have confirmed through a number of studies that the number one cause of cancer spreading is stress. Yes, STRESSING OUT spreads cancer!
What stress does
Stress causes inflammation, and inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases, from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and even cancer. Chronic stress releases a hormone called norepinephrine which may cause cancer to grow faster. Norepinephrine can also break down the tissue around the tumor cells, which can cause the cells to travel into your bloodstream faster and spread to other parts of the body.
Cancer cells love stress
Another hormone that is released by stress is called epinephrine. This hormone actually feeds cancer cells by creating changes in certain cancer cells such as prostate and breast cancer that makes them resistant to cell death.
Studies of stress-related cancer have been done on mice. The results confirmed that when mice were stressed out, changes occurred to their lymphatic systems that increased lymph production and resulted in cancer spreading more quickly and easily. Studies have not yet been done on humans.
What you can do about it
It is important to keep stress at a minimum. No one can eliminate all stress, but these tips will help lower it.
- Get plenty of sleep
- Meditate by sitting quietly for 10 minutes every day
- Get regular physical exercise
- Don't be a workaholic but take time for relaxation
To read more, go to http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/24/chronic-stress-cancer.aspx