Emotions can be toxic on a cellular level. For many people, emotions are the toxins that destroy health. I have seen this often with people suffering from chronic diseases. Their stories all start with an emotionally traumatic event ranging from anger to grief. And none of them have let the past go. They continue to experience the same emotional response 20, 30, or even 50 years later. These emotions have poisoned their bodies, controlled their lives, and defined their existence. This is the power of toxic emotions.
Research is beginning to show exactly how these emotions are impacting our bodies and creating disease. This is the nitty gritty of the mind-body connection. For instance, when stressed, we have a physical response. Our emotions cause our heart to race, our blood pressure to spike and the sweat to pour. This happens because our emotions cause changes in our neurotransmitters and hormones. And those neurotransmitters and hormones change how our cells and how our bodies function. And not in a good way.
And it isn’t just stress! We know that anger, resentment, anxiety, fear , and depression all impact how our body functions and how we physically feel.
The toxicity of emotions comes from our inability to process emotions. To feel anger is not toxic if we are able to feel it, express it and work through it. In that case, it would only have a fleeting impact on our body. But when we become stuck in these emotions, therein lies the danger. When we play out these emotions over and over again, they become toxic. They create lasting changes in our bodies, in our cells and in our health.
Our sincere thanks to Nature’s Sunshine Manager Inge Wetzel for allowing us to share this vital information with you.
Ways to Boost Your Mood Without Extra Calories
By: Madeline Holler -Jan 25, 2018
INFUSE PEPPERMINT OIL: Peppermint is a natural way to bring clarity and focus. A little peppermint oil—or deep breaths of fresh leaves—will improve concentration and alertness. A Wheeling Jesuit University study found that infusing peppermint into rugby players mouth guards even gave them a competitive advantage.
KEEP FRESH LAVENDER AROUND: You can also sniff lavender to feel good. In fact, using lavender oils or setting up dried lavender sprigs around your house can instantly lift your mood. Lavender lowers anxiety and aids in the calming process. One British study found that it helped dental patients face procedures with less tension.