Chronic stress can increase the body’s inflammatory responses a study has found. Researchers from Ohio University directly measured the impact of stress and its reaction to the C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation.

The researchers recruited 34 healthy young women and were asked to give a speech to prove themselves as candidates for a job role, to two interviewers in white coats. One half of the group were asked to focus on their performance in a public speaking task and the other half were told to think about neutral activities such as a trip to the store or sailing ships.

By drawing blood samples, the researchers showed that the C-reactive protein levels were significantly higher in those subjects who were asked to focus and dwell on the speech. Their inflammatory markers continued rising for at least one hour afterwards. During this same period, the marker returned to the initial levels in the subjects who were told to focus on the other more neutral thoughts.

This study provides a good example of how negative thinking, in particular when related to a task that may or may not have gone well, can lead on to higher levels of unhealthy inflammation within the body.

Why is Inflammation Bad?

Inflammation is one of the major causes of various diseases and painful symptoms within the body and is therefore important to monitor and reduce wherever possible. Reducing feelings of chronic stress is therefore necessary for anyone who wants to find relief for inflammation and its numerous negative side effects.

Dealing with Chronic Stress – Naturally

One of the most important things you need to do when feeling stressed is learn to address the root cause of the problem. If you’re feeling physically or emotionally challenged this can be difficult so it’s vital that you take the right nutrients that can support you through this time. The Stress/Anxiety Relief Health Plan found on can help you to find relief for these problems by showing you the right nutrients to take as part of a naturally healthy lifestyle.

Recommended Examples

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