Does your mental state determine your health? Is mental state an issue in developing cancer? And in beating cancer?
The World Health Organisation, 4 years ago, did not even mention Mental State as a possible cause of cancer in its report. Cancer Research UK say there is no evidence that stress causes cancer. But Time magazine did a 40 page review on the subject and came to the clear conclusion that your mind controlled your health.
But we know that people who are depressed can have blood oxygen levels 30% lower than the norm. And we know low oxygen increases cancer risk. Unsurprisingly, depressed people get more cancers. The circle is complete.
Your mood determines your hormone levels - an animal should be in a state of homeostasis with its hormones balanced. What happens if you are stressed, your cortisol levels too high? Cant sleep, your melatonin levels diminished? Your hormones become imbalanced. Others like insulin, oestrogen and IGF-1 have increased levels as a result. And these hormones cause an increase of inflammation and even cancer risk.
We know, from numerous books and studies that cancer patients are often the nicest people, They try to please everyone else, putting themselves last. They dont make time for themselves to relax, take exercise, eat properly. They feel guilty about not seeing and helping everyone. They often find themselves in the wrong job unable to complain because they are not like that. They get frustrated and often cant get things off their chests. And more.
This section covers some of the issues - youll find more under exercise and lifestyle, under Melatonin and on many top US sites.