Your stress levels are little known cause of many diseases including cancer. A surge in stress increases the level of cortisol, stress hormones in your body. This increases inflammation, which is the precursor of many diseases including stroke, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune etc.
A Finnish study involving 10,808 women who experienced traumatic life events such as divorce, loss of a loved one, personal illness, depression etc. suggests that life events could increase breast cancer risk significantly.
In my opinion, stress does not need to come from traumatic events. If you and I treats life as if it is ‘traumatic’ – daily worry, anxiety, anxious not having enough, busy and busy, multi-tasking, making sure we don’t lose out, irritability, not getting enough sleep as if there are much to accomplish… is already damaging enough to our immune system. This kind of stress also plays an important role in autoimmune diseases.
Therefore, to manage stress, soul and mental works are required. No amount of relaxation, going holiday etc., will help if our inner life is not at peace with ourselves and others.
From a nutritional perspective, essential fatty acids in the form of balanced Omega 3 and 6 and 9 are required to buffer the effects of stress hormones. EFAs are also essential to produce hormones to cope with your stress. Your body cannot produce EFAs and they must be consumed through diet or supplementation.
We eat too much DAMAGED omega 6 in the form of processed foods, fast food, and refined oils (both hawker food and home cooked food in refined oils).
I created PHYTO-EFA as a supplement to counter the damaging effects of modern diet. It consists of certified organic flaxseed, evening primrose oil, high linoleic sunflower oil, pumpkin seed and extra virgin coconut oil. In my opinion, this is one supplement you need to consider taking unless you don’t eat out at all, stress free and home cooked your food with the right oils.
The unrefined plant seed oils are free from all traces of oxygen and unadulterated.
For information, please contact me.