Why did Hans Selve, the author of the book, “The Stress of Life,” referred to stress as being the spice of life, until I was hit hard with insomnia, upset stomach, and running to the bathroom constantly? At first, well, obviously no one can live without experiencing some degree of stress. One may think that only serious disease or intensive physical or mental injury can cause stress.

This is not true. After all, crossing a busy intersection, taking a test, or even sheer joy are enough to activate one’s body stress mechanisms to some extent. Stress is not necessarily bad because any emotion such as pure joy or happiness can cause stress. Having stress and dealing with it is what makes us “human,” and I believe that’s what Hans Selve meant by calling stress the “spice of life!”

Unfortunately, stress has been strongly linked to a number of diseases which are: angina, asthma, autoimmune disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, common cold, depression, diabetes type 2, headaches, hypertension, immune suppression, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual irregularities, premenstrual tension syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ulcers.

Now, if everyone knew how to handle stress through therapeutic methods, perhaps ALL would live in an at-ease society and disease was nothing more than a myth.

EXCEPT when it comes to uncontrollable problems that we can’t fix, unless we have help. What am I speaking about? Climate change!!!! It took one billion years for our Earth to develop into a living planet and…now…our immediate threat of climate change can destroy our planet in the blink of an eye. For those with inquiring minds and want to know how life developed on Earth, check out this e-book:

Stress management can be substantially improved by focusing on the following six equally important areas:
• Techniques to calm the mind, promote parasympathetic tone, and promote a positive mental attitude.
• Lifestyle factors
• A healthful diet designed to nourish the body and support physiological processes.
• Dietary and botanical supplements designed to support the body as a whole but especially the adrenal glands.
• Supervised stress management program

***More to come…
Disclaimer: I am an avid reader with a craving for learning about life itself, especially when concerns health, happiness, outer and inner beauty. I am not a medical professional. I am just someone having a need to share what I’ve learned and discovered.

Author's Bio: 

Kelley Curl 7 is the author of the book,
"My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder." Her book is available at amazon.com