From: Dr. Heather L. Giesen, D.C.
Saturday February 27, 2010
Dear Patients and Friends,
Dr. Heather here. I’ve got some good news… and some bad news.
First the bad news: New research done at Yale University and published in the journal, Nature, seems to show everyday emotional stress is a trigger for the growth of cancerous tumors.
According to the UK publication, Telegraph: “They discovered that any sort of emotional or physical trauma can act as a ‘pathway’ between cancerous mutations bringing them together in a potentially deadly mix.”
Professor Tian Xu, a geneticist at Yale University who led the study, said: “A lot of different conditions can trigger stress signaling - physical stress, emotional stress, infections, inflammation – all of these things.
“Reducing stress or avoiding stress conditions is always good advice.”
Once again, research seems to be proving things we knew all along – stress is evil and causes disease. In other words…
And We Gotta RELAX!!!
That’s why I’m giving you doctor’s orders to RELAX!!! Yes, that’s the good news. It’s good because even though we cannot always change what happens to us, we can always change our reaction to it.
No matter how bad things SEEM – focusing on the solution and the good side of things – is ALWAYS the best option.
And one of the best ways to minimize stress is to face problems and take care of them as soon as possible. This includes your health.
Neglecting yourself and “putting off” little aches and pains only adds to the stress and strain you have – both mentally and physically. That’s why I’d like to let you know we are always here and always ready to help you in any way we can, whether it’s addressing an ache or pain, or just a preventive tune-up to keep you in tip-top shape.
So, if we can help you “relax”, just give us a call.
Whatever you do – take it easy!
Dr. Heather L. Giesen, D.C.