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How does stress affect health?

Stress can have physical and psychological effects on you.

They say “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” meaning great things are not completed quickly. In our give-it-to-me-now world, we get in the habit of wanting results quickly with as little complication as possible. Unfortunately, our bodies just don't work that way. Most of us really don't have a clear idea of how the tissues in our bodies respond to changes, especially in the realm of exercise and physical stress. It's my hope that by the time you are finished reading this, you will understand how your body will respond to your exercise efforts.
In order for any changes to be made in our body’s tissues, a stress must be applied. The good news is that increased physical demand will make the body stronger. However, decreased stress allows the body to decline in strength. This truth is applied to all tissues, including muscles, bones, blood vessels, the heart, ligaments and cartilage. Use them or lose them, literally.
People often wonder how much stress is enough without being too much? This is not a question that is easily answered. The real answer lies in determining, or at least estimating, where you are at the time. The key to improving the strength and function of any tissue is gradually increasing the stress that is applied, and then giving the tissue some rest so the body can adapt to be slightly stronger the next time. Then, repeat as needed. However, if too much stress is applied all at once or over a prolonged time, the tissue can be damaged. For example, in tendons a slight stress added a little at a time followed by some rest stimulates an improvement in strength. In contrast, a big stress (lifting too much weight) can injure the tendon. Likewise, a slightly too high stress level applied too often over a long period of time results in gradual injury, like tendonitis. The biggest difference between various tissues is the speed the individual tissues adapt. In general the more vascular, or the more blood supply, a tissue has the faster it adapts. This means that muscles, ligaments and blood vessels all adapt faster than bones, tendons and cartilage because they have a denser array of blood supply.
After the body (or a particular tissue) adapts, it is able to allow more physical stress before injury or failure occurs. As tissues become more resilient to stress, more stress can be applied through workouts, daily activities or occupational activities without getting injured. Likewise, if the stress is lowered for a prolonged period of time, the body will lose its tolerance to normal activities and loads.
The bottom line for this concept of gradual adaptation is that the stress needs to be tolerable, moderate and applied repeatedly over a long period of time. Just like Rome, strength must be built brick by brick over time. Getting the advice of an exercise specialist, like a physical therapist, can be a good starting point to determine what your current level is and how fast you can expect to make changes without the increased risk of injury.

W.H.O. (1976).

The traditional healer, as defined by the w.h.o. (1976), is a person who is recognized by the community in which he lives as competent to provide health care by using vegetable, animal and mineral substances and certain other methods based on the social, cultural and religious background, as well as on the knowledge, attributes and beliefs that are prevalent in the community, regarding physical, mental and social well-being and the causation of disease and disability.

scriptures confirm the use of herbs

Romans 14: 2 (For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs).

Genesis 1: 29 (And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not).

Psalm 104: 14 (He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth);

Ezekiel 47: 12 (And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine).

Proverbs 15: 17 (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith).

Genesis 3: 18 (Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field);

Deuteronomy 11: 10 (For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs):