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One of the major contributors to cancer development is stress.

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Take the stress inventory evaluation by Holmes-Rahe to evaluate your stress level.

 

Stress levels can increase the risk of cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other debilitating sicknesses. We all have read and know the detrimental effects of stress on our emotions and body functions. – Check your Stress level

 

Treating cancer alternatively reviews the types and levels of stress and the importance of learning to effectively deal with stress.  It is so much more than ignoring and covering up the issues of life that is causing stress.

 

As you think through the stress level checklist and contemplate the changes in your lifestyle, the quality of your life and energy, vitality and focus in your life will change.

 

The goal of this web page is to review the powerful impact of stress.

 

Regardless of what you do, you have and will experience stress at some time in your life.

 

Every week, 95 million Americans suffer some kind of stress related symptom for which they take medication.

 

They may worry about not getting enough sleep and how they will go to work without sleep. And so on. One stressful event leads to another and, if we don't control it, the domino effect kicks in.

 

Even joyous events, such as a wedding, a job promotion, buying a new home, or the birth of a child, can cause much stress.

 

You also might get stressed out if you cannot achieve a particular goal or satisfy a certain wish. For instance, you may want to have a child but cannot conceive. Fertility tests can't elucidate any reasons for this, and you feel very frustrated-why is this happening to you?

 

Certainly this is a very emotional issue-and one that you do not have much control over-that can cause much stress in your life. Stress also exists in tandem with the pressure you feel when you perceive that negative consequences are attached to your actions.

 

For instance, you might feel pressured to maintain a certain level of performance at work or else risk getting fired. If you find yourself thinking in this way, you should stop and consider whether the threat is real or if you are just being too hard on yourself. You might be able to control and even eliminate this kind of stress from your life.

 

Stress also stems from conflict, which is not always negative.

 

For instance, a conflict could occur in having to choose between two positive goals of equal value, such as choosing between two excellent job offers.

 

Or your conflict could involve a choice that has both a positive and negative outcome, such as you're getting married but it necessitates your moving across the country away from family and friends.

 

Numerous life events-such as: the death of a family member or friend, the loss of a job, buying a house or moving, and having a child, cause stress.

 

Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe developed a list of major life stressors.

 

The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory

The Social Readjustment Rating Scale

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Mark down the point value of each of these life events that has happened to you during the previous year.  Total these associated points.

 

Num

Life Event

Mean Value

 

 

 

1

Death of spouse

100

2

Divorce

73

3

Marital Separation from mate

65

4

Detention in jail or other institution

63

5

Death of a close family member

63

6

Major personal injury or illness

53

7

Marriage

50

8

Being fired at work

47

9

Marital reconciliation with mate

45

10

Retirement from work

45

11

Major change in the health or behavior of a family member

44

12

Pregnancy

40

13

Sexual Difficulties

39

14

Gaining a new family member (i.e.. birth, adoption, older adult moving in, etc)

39

15

Major business readjustment

39

16

Major change in financial state (i.e.. a lot worse or better off than usual)

38

17

Death of a close friend

37

18

Changing to a different line of work

36

19

Major change in the number of arguments w/spouse (i.e.. either a lot more or a lot less than usual regarding child rearing, personal habits, etc.)

35

20

Taking on a mortgage (for home, business, etc..)

31

21

Foreclosure on a mortgage or loan

30

22

Major change in responsibilities at work (i.e. promotion, demotion, etc.)

29

23

Son or daughter leaving home (marriage, attending college, joined military)

29

24

In-law troubles

29

25

Outstanding personal achievement

28

26

Spouse beginning or ceasing work outside the home

26

27

Beginning or ceasing formal schooling

26

28

Major change in living condition (new home, remodeling, deterioration of neighborhood or home etc.)

25

29

Revision of personal habits (dress manners, associations, quitting smoking)

24

30

Troubles with the boss

23

31

Major changes in working hours or conditions

20

32

Changes in residence

20

33

Changing to a new school

20

34

Major change in usual type and/or amount of recreation

19

35

Major change in church activity (i.e.. a lot more or less than usual)

19

36

Major change in social activities (clubs, movies, visiting, etc.)

18

37

Taking on a loan (car, tv,freezer,etc)

17

38

Major change in sleeping habits (a lot more or a lot less than usual)

16

39

Major change in number of family get-togethers ("")

15

40

Major change in eating habits (a lot more or less food intake, or very different meal hours or surroundings)

15

41

Vacation

13

42

Major holidays

12

43

Minor violations of the law (traffic tickets, jaywalking, disturbing the peace, etc)

11

 

 

Now, add up all the points you have to find your score.

 

300 pts or more raises the odds to about 80%, according to the Holmes-Rahe statistical prediction model increase sickness, illness, debilitating diseases such as cancer.

 

150 pts or less means a relatively low amount of life change and a low susceptibility to stress-induced health breakdown.

 

150 to 300 pts implies about a 50% chance of a major health breakdown in the next 2 years.

 

Sources: Adapted from Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe. Homes-Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale, Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Vol II, 1967.

 

When a person experiences stress, the brain responds by initiating 1400 different responses including the dumping of a variety of chemicals to our blood stream.

 

This gives a momentary boost to do whatever needs to be done to survive.

 

If left unchecked, however, the person can have a heart attack or stroke or develop cancer.

 

They get depressed, find it difficult to sleep, and experience chest pain. The body runs out of the immunity to fight diseases.  So, very often, these persons die of disease such as cancer, pneumonia, etc.

 

The stress will never be identified as the cause of the death. I call the stress the proxy killer. Some other disease always takes the blame for it.

 

The infrared sauna with full spectrum lighting had a very positive effect on relaxing and replacing the serotonin activity and reducing stress.

 

 

Treating cancer alternatively provides options and home treatments where this immune-suppression process can be corrected with:

 

 

  • juicing to strengthen the immune system and

 

  • detoxification of the breakdown of chemicals and hormones that are (01-21-03) produced by the body as well as ingested through the skin and mouth.

 

Or any number of other positive influences that restore hope and a feeling of self-esteem. See _______________.

 

The ability of human beings to recover from adversity is remarkable.  The key is using the stress inventory to determine what your first steps need to be.

 

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