Daily Stress Is a Major Cause of Cancer

How can Daily Stress be controlled?

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Is it possible that daily stress is a major contributor to cancer and other illnesses?  If so is it possible to reduce the stress in my life and reverse cancer?


Researchers have shown that stress creates an excellent breeding ground for cancer and other illness.  Researchers estimate that stress contributes to as many as 80 per cent of all major illnesses, including;

  • cancer,

  • cardiovascular disease,

  • endocrine and metabolic disease,

  • skin disorders and

  • Infectious ailments of all kinds.

Stress is a major contributor to cancer.  Interestingly enough we are in control of how we handle stress. 


It is easy to understand why 1 out of 2 people will have cancer.  We are living in a culture that is filled with fear and stress.  We do not cope with our fears and stress.  We bury them deep inside of us to allow them to fester, multiple and rise up again like a “volcano” if the form of cancer or another debilitating disease.


Everyone says I am in control of my stress!  I had news – I felt way out of control.  Our marriage was on the brink of collapsing, career/work was struggling.  We were overwhelmed with financial debt.


I was challenged with a past that was filled with abuse – emotional, physical, mentally, and socially.


There were so many people to blame.  I did not deserve the treatment I had received from so many.  It wasn’t my fault.


Yet is me that was diagnosed with cancer with less than 6 months to live.


I felt like I had gone for help numerous times and yet felt so emotionally drained. 


What a mess I had made of my life.


Where was God?  Did He care? 


Well, now I am able to share that God does care and He is our Healer and Provider.  More of my journey with Him is shared (see Spiritual_________).


I finally was able to find love, peace and joy through the power of the Holy Spirit.


I was able to let go of all the stress, anger, resentment, unforgiveness, and the list went on.


I found that as I was able to reduce the stress in my life the cancerous tumor and other debilitating illnesses disappeared.


I will share more later, but let it suffice to say that stress is definitely connected with cancer and sickness.


Joy, peace, and love is directly correlated to health, life, and vitality.


Dr. Hans Selye, stress expert and author of Stress Without Distress, said that it is not stress that is harmful – it is distress.  Distress occurs when unresolved emotional stress is prolonged and not dealt with in a positive way.


Stress is also a common precursor of psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression.


The term “stress” refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, or emotional stimulus that upsets the body’s natural balance.  Stress is an unavoidable part of life.  It can result from many things, both physical and psychological.


Stress is also a common precursor of psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression.


Some people handle stress well.  Others are very negatively influenced by it.


Early signs of stress causing cancer can include:


  • fatigue,

  • chronic headaches,

  • irritability,

  • changes in appetite,

  • memory loss,

  • low self-esteem,

  • withdrawal,

  • tooth-grinding,

  • cold hands,

  • high blood pressure,

  • shallow breathing,

  • nervous twitches,

  • lowered sexual drive,

  • Insomnia or other changes in sleep patterns.


All these signs ran rampant in my life along with anger, hate, unforgiveness, and unresolved issues in many areas of may life.


I felt life was unfair and now I am dying of cancer.  I was one big “bundle of nerves”.  I was continuously on “edge”.


Pressures and deadlines at work; problems with loved ones, the need to pay the bills, and getting ready for the holidays are obvious sources of stress for many people.


Less obvious sources include everyday encounters with crowds, noise, traffic, pain, extremes of temperature, and even welcome events such as starting a new job or the birth or adoption of a child.


Common physical factors that put stress on the body are:

  • Overwork,

  • lack of sleep,

  • physical illness,

  • excessive alcohol consumption, and

  • smoking


Some people create their own stress; whether there is anything objectively wrong in their lives or not, they find things to worry about.


I am told to reduce my stress by doctors and other well meaning people.  Now I have been given a “death sentence” of six months. 


Additional stress was added as family and friends wanted to support and encourage me by suggesting that I do things the way they think?  I was fast losing control.


If I followed all the painful procedures that the Doctors were recommending I only had 2 ½ years of pain and suffering to endure.


I found a great deal of peace when I began to trust in Jesus Christ, My Physician and take control of my body using the modalities of health that have been in place since the beginning of time.


That being fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing for easy digestion and other natural things that could be done in the confines of my home.



While stress if often viewed as a mental or psychological problem, it has very real physical effects.  The body responds to stress with a series of physiological changes that include increased secretion of adrenaline, elevation of blood pressure, acceleration of the heartbeat, and greater tension in the muscles.


Digestion slows or stops, fats and sugars are released from stores in the body.  Cholesterol levels rise, and the composition of the blood changes slightly making it more prone to clotting. 


Almost all body functions and organs react to stress.  The pituitary gland increases its production of adreno-corticotropic hormone known as ACTH.  The ACTH in turn stimulates the release of the hormones cortisone and cortisol. 


These have the effect of inhibiting the functioning of disease-fighting white blood cells and suppressing the immune response. 


This complex of physical changes is called the “fight or flight” response.  The “fight or flight” response is designed to prepare one to face an immediate danger. 


Today, most of our stresses are not the result of physical threats, but the body still responds as if they were.


If stress is not handled properly, then more serious illnesses may result such as cancer and other debilitating diseases.


Stress can be either acute or long-term. 


Long-term stress is particularly dangerous.  A state of continual stress eventually wears out the body. 


Because of its effect on immune response, stress increases susceptibility to illness and slows healing.


It is my passion to help myself and each of you to look at ways that you can handle your stress.  It is not easy.  There are no quick answers.


We will look at several potential things you can do to assist your body in reducing and releasing the stress.  Also in assisting your body to build it’s immune system again.


Take a look at the following ways of reducing stress.


  • How to relax and reduce stress

  • How to save time and energy in gift giving

  • Fear, Stress and Physiology

  • How stress leads to nutritional deficiencies


Reduce Stress

Reverse Cancer


The Choice is Yours.


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Stress Levels

Stress Causes

Stress Inventory

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