Your body is designed to self heal. Every single cell in our body can repair itself if our immune system is functioning well. Even damaged hair and spotty skin should be able to heal automatically. Our body is an amazing and intricate design that should function absolutely perfectly. Sadly this is not the case for most people as we neglect our bodies and damage its natural ability to repair itself. We poison our system with chemicals and we poison our mind with worry.
Yes, worry and a healthy body is connected. Research by Dr Bruce Lipton PhD suggests that ‘95% of illness is caused by stress’. It has also been proven that stress can cause or worsen acne. A study was conducted in 2002 by the Stanford University School of Medicine involving 22 students suffering from acne. Their findings indicated that "Subjects who had the greatest increases in stress during examination periods also had the greatest exacerbation in acne severity."
Brittle, peeling nails also are a common side effect of stress. Hair loss or damage can also be caused by stress. The bottom line is that most dysfunction in our body can be traced back to one single cause – stress. Removing every chemical from your health and beauty routine and replacing it with a Nature’s Way alternative is definitely a good thing to do. But even doing this might give you the results you desire.
You see, working on the outside of our body is only one aspect of Nature’s Way. Other factors are at work in our body and these factors hugely affect our health too. If 95% of illness is caused by stress then it stands to reason that 95% of our hair, teeth, nails and skin problems are caused by stress too. The key to a beautiful you could be as simple as not worrying! Worry is the most useless emotion that has no benefits only harmful side effects.
What is worry? To worry is to give way to anxiety or concern, to allow your mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. Stress is the result of worry. When you worry about something it adds a weight onto your mind which has physical consequences.
How does it work? Stress causes you body to react. Your body perceives a threat and instantly protects itself by going in to 'fight or flight' mode. This is a good thing that protects your body from danger. When you are stressed your sympathetic nervous system signals the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. This causes your blood flow to change and your heart to beat faster. Your body stops focusing on digestion and your immune systems stops healing your body. All this happens so that your body can give all its energy and blood flow to your muscles so that you can run away from or fight the threat. Once the stress passes your system will return to normal.
Most people’s stress responses are activated so often and for prolonged periods of time. This means that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal which as you can imagine is very dangerous. Stress is known to cause all sorts of medical condition from a stiff neck or headache to cancer. It is also the cause of bad hair, teeth and nails. Stress stops our body from performing its natural healing activities because it is focusing on surviving the ‘threat’.