Eric Bakker N.D.February 5, 2023

Is there someone in your life right now that is causing you a lot of stress? I've always found in my clinical work that the apex stress we all face is other people.


Is Someone Stressing you Out?

Some of the biggest stresses we truly face involve other people, and most people can relate that there is one person they know like a son, ex-partner, employer, husband, employee, mother-in-law or daughter-in-law, etc.; that is causing them stress right now, ranging from very mild and occasionally to extreme.

The emotional stresses are the apex stress. Most people consider the physical stresses to be the most toxic to the body (like chemicals, heavy metals, etc.) when in fact it is the constant low-grade emotional stresses that cause us the most harm. They continue on and sit in the background of our mind, sometimes for years or even decades, and slowly wear down the ability of our body to help us recover from stressful events.

These kinds of stresses are hidden from view, virtually undiagnosable and accepted as being a normal part of our lives, unlike parasites, mercury, mold or microwaves, etc.

As our HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis becomes increasingly compromised, our immune system becomes incrementally compromised as well, and this is often how we become increasingly hypersensitive to foods and substances in our environment, we develop less resistance to many infectious diseases like urinary tract infections, skin infections, respiratory infections, etc., we have an increased tendency to developing any of the eighty immune-related diseases including psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimotos thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, etc.; and finally, we can even be prone to developing one of the many types of cancer.

Disease Occurs After Stress Wears Our Body Down

It is the accumulation of the many and varied different stresses which tips the balance, however. And if we can recognize stress for what it is and deal with these different stresses in our lives, whether they are emotional, mental or physical, then we will be in a much better position to avoid falling victim to psoriasis because our resistance will be high and our susceptibility will remain low.

As you will discover in my other writings and YouTube videos, continual low-grade stress causes a strain particularly on our adrenal glands, and once these powerful little glands become compromised our susceptibility to virtually any immune problem increases significantly, especially an inflammatory condition like heart disease.

3 Most Important Factors Affecting Your Immune System:

  1. Your Nutritional Status. In order to function optimally, your immune system is like any other system in your body. It needs adequate nutrition to operate at peak efficiency and must be supplied with a whole range of nutrients, particularly the vitamins A, B6, C and E and the key immune minerals magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine, iron and selenium. A deficiency in anyone or several of these important nutritional contingent factors can significantly increase your risk of a bacterial or yeast infection. Poor nutritional status can come about from a deficiency because of a poor dietary intake or a poor ability of the digestive system to digest and absorb these vital nutrients.
  2. How Stress Affects You. Stress is one of the most universal underlying causes of many infections and inflammations, including psoriasis. Whenever your body is exposed to any kind of stress, whether it is an emotional stress such as for example grief, anger, anxiety, or a physical stress such as an injury, toxicity or infection, many chemical changes occur in your body, which may have a significant effect on your immune system.
  3. Your Toxic And Allergenic Load.Your toxic and allergenic load is the total quantity of potentially toxic and allergenic substances that have entered your body, and it is this load that your immune system has to deal with. There are different ways for your body to receive both toxic and allergenic materials and they can be absorbed and incorporated into your body in many ways. Therefore, you will need to implement a wholesome, healthy and nutritious diet.






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