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.
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.
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.