The Link Between Stress and Illness

Illness Or HealthBack in mid 2011, whilst studying Intermediate Level HRV (Heart Rate Variability) with Dr Kucera M.D. I first heard the statement that 95% of all disease and illness is caused by stress.

For those of you that don’t know, Dr Kucera M.D. is a leading Research Scientist in the field of Mitochondrial Therapy.

Since then I’ve also heard and seen this statement made whilst studying the work of many others including the world renowned cell biologist Dr Bruce Lipton, PhD.

In fact, even the CDC (Centers for Disease Control in the U.S.) state that 90% of Doctors visits may be triggered by a stress-related illness and a quick search on Google will reveal a whole host of other authoritative sources that have the same or very similar opinions.

Whether or not they agree on the specific percentage or not is irrelevant. What’s important to note is that they all agree that there is a significant link between stress and illness or disease.

Many health experts believe that it’s almost impossible to become ill if you have a strong and healthy immune system.

The problem is…

“Chronic stressors cause elevated stress hormones in the body, leading to immune suppression, the inability to heal and eventually to disease.” – Paul Chek, HHP.

With that in mind it’s pretty safe to say that the management of stress within our lives is very important if we want to maintain or improve our health and reduce our risk of illness and disease.

Managing Stress and Illness

So just by reducing stress, health and wellness will improve, right?

Well maybe but there’s a catch that many of us either overlook or may not even be aware of.

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How Technology can help YOU Achieve Health

Medical Records TechnologyMany technological advancements could be seen as offering more detriment to health than benefit.

That said, in my experience the right type of health technology applied to the right client at the right time can be of huge benefit.

But with so many different options available, where do you start when trying to find the perfect piece of health technology to help you not only monitor your health, but also improve it?

Fortunately, over the years I’ve had the opportunity to try out many different options, some of which I now use daily in my practice as I help others to achieve their health and performance goals.

Throughout this article I will outline my experience and how each piece of technology can be used with the intention of giving you insight into which piece of health technology may be most effective for achieving your own health and wellness goals.

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Using HRV to Enhance Sports Performance

HRV for Sports Performance

Stress can be defined as any change in our inner or outer environment and it’s YOUR bodies ability to adapt to these changes that will determine just how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ a particular stressor is.

By stress, I’m referring to all forms of stress, such as chemical stress, physical stress, mental/emotional stress, electromagnetic stress, etc, etc… Stress, in all it’s forms, results in the exact same ‘Fight’ or ‘Flight’ response in the body. Now the stressor itself isn’t the determining factor in your health. Instead, it’s your ability to cope with and adapt to these stressors that determines both your health and your performance from day to day.

This is where Heart Rate Variability (HRV) comes in. If you’re unsure what HRV is, you may want to check out this article first to get an overview.

Through my HRV work I am able to monitor my clients ability to adapt to the stressors in their lives. Not only from week to week, month to month or just to determine the effectiveness of our Mitochondrial Therapy supplements, but also before, during and after a training session to ensure that their body goes through the proper stress/ recovery process.

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Heart Rate Variability & Mitochondrial Therapy

Some of you may or may not know that one of the things we specialise in here at Tyton Health & Performance is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Mitochondrial Therapy (MT).

So if you experience any of the following:

  • Difficulty maintaining your ideal body weight (you’re over or underweight)
  • You lack energy and often feel lethargic
  • Constant dieting with little or no sustainable results
  • Your physical performance has dropped off or needs optimising
  • Mood swings
  • Sugar cravings
  • You lack libido

Even if you don’t have the above but have your own set of health challenges then HRV and MT may provide the answers you’ve been looking for. For instance we have many clients with very varied conditions ranging from being successful MMA Fighters to middle aged women with ME and all are experiencing the benefits that can be had from HRV and MT.

HRV & MT originated at the Space Medical Centre in Russia to ensure the Mars Project 500 Cosmonauts were protected from the damaging effects of their exposure to radiation from the sun.

Heart Rate Variability Analysis is a very sophisticated screening tool that provides a detailed measure of your state of health and can even predict the risk of a sudden fatal heart attack. It assesses the signals to and from the Heart, Brain and other organs, the Parasympathetic and Sympathetic activities of your Autononic Nervous System (ANS) and your Hypothalamus and Pituitary Glands.

The readings are used to determine how your body is coping with the summation of all stressors you’re currently exposing it to. These include all forms of stress, such as Mental, Emotional, Physical, Chemical, Electromagnetic, Nutritional, Thermal, etc, etc…

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