Destress – Best Recovery From Cancer

Posted: November 28, 2014 in Alternative Therapy
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Stress does have its positive side: The fight or flight response can help us rise to an challenge or provide the surge of energy needed to deal with a threat. But there’s an important difference between the short-term stress that stimulates the resources to hurdle obstacles, and chronic stress, which wears down the ability to adapt and cope.

The paradox of stress is that what can protect can also damage, leading to a condition called allostatic load-the cumulative effect of stressors over the long term. Chronic stress disrupts the body’s internal balance by overworking its biological pathways.

A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of life’s ultimate stressors. Not only is the disease a physical, emotional and psychological trauma, its treatment can often be as harsh as the disease itself, and many women must learn to deal with graphic reminders of their experience.

Depression, a form of chronic stress, makes the prognosis for cancer worse, he said. One study showed that long-term depression predicted mortality and that depressed cancer patients showed significantly higher mortality than non-depressed cancer patients.

“Research has shown that women with advanced breast cancer involved in psychotherapy were less depressed and felt better about facing the possibility of death,”

How to Identify Toxic Behavior

Generally speaking, I think it’s safe to say that a person is toxic to your health if his or her behavior makes you feel bad on a regular basis. Clearly, there are exceptions to this guideline. For example, if a close friend or family member shares a concern about your behavior with a spirit of wanting to improve your relationship, you may feel bad and your sense of emotional well-being may take a temporary hit, but it doesn’t make sense to label such friends or family members as being toxic.

What follows are specific patterns of behavior that I believe fall into the “toxic-to-your-health” category:

  1. Attempting to intimidate you by yelling or becoming violent in any manner (slamming a door is a violent act).
  2. Consistently talking down at you, sending the message that he or she is just plain better than you.
  3. Regularly telling you what he or she thinks is wrong with you.
  4. Slandering others behind their backs i.e. trying to engage you in gossip that is hurtful to others.
  5. Spending the bulk of your conversations complaining about his or her life and others.
  6. Discouraging you from pursuing your interests and dreams when you are capable of doing so without hurting or burdening others.
  7. Attempting to take advantage of your kindness and resources, and trying to make you feel guilty if you don’t do what he or she wants.

So in other words –  IF YOU HAVE CANCER DON’T JUST TRY TO REMOVE TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY BUT ALSO YOUR LIFE. THESE PEOPLE ARE NO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH OR RECOVERY.

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