Your gut health impacts every single part of your body - physical and mental
Do you struggle with:
Remember, 70 - 80% of your immune system is in your gut
My friend was complaining to me about her child's prolonged cough, however she noted that when she is vacationing in a nice cold skiing resort, the cough disappears. In fact, many times parents relate that at work they are the CEO or CFO, overseeing many workers and projects, but when they open the front door of their homes, their heart palpitations elevated and they break out in cold sweat. Parents and children having anxiety at home is very common today.
Sanctifying your household should be the top priority of any parent or leader, preferably the father. I don't mean calling in the medium or bomoh.
The generic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning."
To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer.
A pen is "sanctified" when used to write.
Eyeglasses are "sanctified" when used to improve sight.
In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God's design and purpose.
Research has found that depression in a spouse frequently leads to depression in the partner. The same holds true for roommates. In addition, children raised by depressed parents are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with depression. In fact, one family members' depression can bring down an entire family system. Other emotions, such as anxiety and fear, can have the same effect.
Watch this funny take on stress at home:
Even in the workplace when the CEO allows lies and manipulation to breed, eventually produce tension and suspicion. Often these creep up without you being conscious of it - it can start with one employee exhibiting some self-pity, a gossip, etc.
At this point, you may be thinking, if that's the bad, what's the ugly. The ugly is the consequences. Just as second-hand smoke can have the same or worse effects on the health of nonsmokers, second-hand emotions (if they're the negative kind just described) can have significant, long-lasting effects on the health and well being of those experiencing them. The negativity keeps pounding away at you and ultimately results in significant second-hand stress, which as you might expect, has the same effects on your mind and body as direct stress. The body experiences and interprets it as one in the same.
Caroline Whang, writing for Ladies Home Journal, notes that workers who deal with trauma victims on a regular basis often experience serious physical and emotional symptoms such as muscle tension, fatigue, low energy, insomnia, and depression. She also describes a study of infants out of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center at the University of Colorado that discovered that children whose parents are experiencing significant strain are more likely to develop asthma and autoantibodies that increase their risk for diabetes. Other medical problems, such as heart disease, have also been linked to second-hand stress.
Why Your Health May Suffer from Empathic Stress
If you're often around stressed-out people, or you choose to watch stressful programming on TV, your health could suffer (see Science Says Stress Is Contagious).
A dysfunctional family possesses draining atmosphere that sucks up all the positive energy and replaces it with anxiety, fear, unhappiness, and chaos. Women are generally more vulnerable to absorbing Emotional Contagion (EC) from others - both positive and negative emotions (see Doherty, et al., Emotional Contagion: Gender and Occupational Differences).
Happiness is contagious too. People who are surrounded by many happy people are more likely to become happy in the future. Positive thoughts will improve your immune system, decrease pain and chronic disease.
Are Some People More Vulnerable to Others' EC?
Read more ... Emotions Are Contagious—Choose Your Company Wisely
Insomnia is a SYMPTOM. Every once in a while we have trouble sleeping, we toss around in bed, shut our eyes and thoughts are zipping in our mind like bullet trains, non-stop. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
Top 5 Causes for insomnia are anger and worry related:
These underlying unhappy and harmful emotions get distorted and become lodged in your heart, stomach, liver and kidney, even though the symptoms are visible elsewhere in your body... heart problems, upset stomach, headaches, high blood pressure, etc. these are all methods your body is trying to tell you it NEEDS HELP!
WebMD.com mentioned the causes of acute insomnia can include:
Causes of chronic insomnia include:
Maychee has practised alternative and natural treatments for over 12 years. She believes God has given everyone the power to heal and we should listen first to our bodies before popping pills.