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How Stress Causes Disease - Part 1

Published on Nov 19, 2015

Learn about the form of stress that impacts body cells and causes tissue damage in all chronic degenerative diseases, from Alzheimer to Systemic Lupus and more.


How Stress Causes Disease - Part 1

How Your Cells Get Stressed

Horton Tatarian, a biochemist, prepared this presentation. A graduate of U.C.L.A. School of Medicine and
U.C. Berkeley, Tatarian writes and curates content at www.Lifesciences.care

Much of the following content is common knowledge,
but some is not, and other viewpoints exist.

Nevertheless, Tatarian's statements
are based on his research and analysis
of scientific findings in the life sciences.

This content is not for disease diagnosis or treatment.
See www.lifesciences.care/disclaimer.

© 2015 Life Sciences LLC. Share this presentation in its entirety.

Stress is a pressure
or force, which can
take many forms.

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In all of its forms, stress
can initiate or advance
every health disorder
known to science.

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When feeling stressed,
you sense a mental
or emotional strain
or pressure.

psychological stress
is just one of many
types of stress.

For example,
engineers deal with
mechanical stresses on
bridges, ships, and buildings.

In a similar way,
dentists and orthopedic surgeons deal with
biomechanical stress.

Bones break
when a force
applied to them is
beyond their strength.

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Structural weakness
is often the
underlying cause
of a bone fracture.

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even healthy bones
fracture from
massive impacts.

Likewise, overwhelming stress
injures or destroys your cells,

the living units that compose
your body tissues.

Chronic stress increases your
levels of stress hormones,
such as cortisol and epinephrine.

This alone promotes obesity and
the many degenerative diseases.

However, nutritional deficiency,
insufficient or excessive exercise,
chemically and genetically modified foods,
medications, vaccinations,
chronic infections, and toxic chemicals
also stress your cells.

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How do your cells experience stress?

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Oxidative Stress
is the leading type of stress

that your cells encounter
as they deal with the many types
of stress that surround you.

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Just as your bones carry your weight as you go about your daily activities,

your cells handle oxidative stress as part of their normal functions.

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However, just as inadequate structure weakens bones,

reduced antioxidant reserves
impairs cells.

Likewise, just as massive pressure
can break healthy bones,

excessive oxidative stress
can damage or kill healthy cells.

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In either case, oxidative damage
or cell death occurs

when oxidative stress exceeds
your cell's antioxidant reserves.

Damaged or dying cells
lead to tissue and organ failure.

This occurs in every
degenerative disease.

Oxidative damage
injures or kills the cells that
form your brain, heart, liver, or
any other part of your body

while your antioxidant reserves are low.

your body’s
antioxidant reserves
by taking action:

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Check your vitamins
for potentially harmful
formulation errors.

For example, if your vitamins
include vitamin C plus either
copper, iron or manganese,

it can form free radicals
and CAUSE oxidative stress.

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Most companies sell dietary supplements primarily for profit,

without sufficient knowledge
about formulation or quality.

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Fortunately, others satisfy the high standards of
research biochemists and
knowledgeable professionals.

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Eat right, exercise, and avoid toxins.
Also take the best dietary supplements
for you.


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