Can Angry Feelings Damage Your Immune System? The CBCD Reviews the Science
Industry: Health & Fitness
Angry feelings can leave “your weary body more vulnerable to viruses and illness,” according to TheAustralian.com.au (1). (March 14, 2014). The CBCD Reviews the article.
New York (PRUnderground) May 28th, 2014
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) has learned that “A study in European Heart Journal by the Harvard School of Public Health warns that…anger is bad for your health (1).” Dr Ramlakhan said that an individual can tell if the body has been damaged after an outburst of anger, when “you feel sick and anxious, and can’t eat (or if) your energy is either super high or rock bottom, especially in the late afternoon, so you rely on caffeine to keep you going. You may get ill 24 to 48 hours after going on holiday, which is when the effects of adrenalin start to wear off, which may have been masking a poor immune system, leaving your weary body more vulnerable to viruses and illness (1).”
“Anger elevates blood pressure, increases threat of stroke, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety disorders, and, in general, depresses the immune system (angry people have lots of little aches and pains or get a lot of colds and bouts of flu or headaches or upset stomachs). To make matters worse, angry people tend to seek relief from the ill-moods caused by anger through other health-endangering habits, such as smoking and drinking, or through compulsive behavior such as workaholism and perfectionism.” (See CompassionPower.com) (2).
How does anger damage the immune system, exposing the body to the negative effect of viruses?
“In a study, researchers asked healthy individuals to focus on two different emotions – anger and care – while a key immune system antibody, secretory IgA, was measured. IgA (immunoglobulin A) is the first line of defense in the immune system, acting as a protective coating for the cells against invading bacteria or viruses. Stress is known to decrease IgA levels, leaving us more vulnerable to respiratory problems such as colds or flu. The study found that simply recalling an angry experience caused a six-hour suppression of the immune system. On the other hand, feelings of care or compassion boosted IgA levels.” (See aetiology.co.nz, published April 14, 2011) (3).
When people are angry too much, too often, it can create the right environment for a latent virus, such as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), to reactivate. “Although normally suppressed, the virus may later reactivate, particularly in cases of immunosuppression.” (See Microbiology and Immunology Online, last updated May 24, 2011) (4).
When the Epstein Barr Virus is reactivated, it replicates and can cause many different symptoms. “Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpes virus 4, is a member of the herpes virus family. It is one of the most common human viruses. EBV is found all over the world. Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives. EBV spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva.” (See the CDC, last updated on January 6, 2014 ) (5).
“A few antiviral drugs are available that were shown to inhibit EBV replication in cell culture. These drugs include the acyclic nucleoside analogues aciclovir, ganciclovir, penciclovir, and their respective prodrugs valaciclovir, valganciclovir and famciclovir, the acyclic nucleotide analogues cidofovir and adefovir, and the pyrophosphate analogue foscarnet. However, clinical studies have shown that these drugs are mostly ineffective in humans.” (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from September 2013) (6).
“Because anger can cause viral infections to last longer and wounds take longer to heal, we recommend that individuals take a natural product against latent viruses like EBV. We’re happy to say that a study conducted by our Center showed that the formula of Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin did exactly that.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD
A recent post marketing clinical study published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs on August 12, 2013 showed that Gene-Eden-VIR reduced EBV symptoms and was safe and effective (6). “Up to 70% of those studied reported a decrease in viral symptoms (6).”
Each ingredient of Gene-Eden-VIR was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals around the world to identify the safest, most effective natural ingredients that target the latent form of HPV (6).
Interested individuals can view the two published studies on natural antiviral products here, http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php and http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Decreases-Fatigue-Clinical-Study.php.
More information about these treatments can be found on the Center’s website at: http://www.cbcd.net/herpes-cures-that-work.php
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases.
(1) Why anger is bad for you. Published on March 14, 2014.
(2) CompassionPower – Anger and Health.
(3) Anger suppresses your immune system. Published April 14, 2011.
(4) Microbiology and Immunology On-Line – University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Virology – Chapter Eleven – Herpes Viruses. Last updated May 24, 2011.
(5) CDC – Epstein Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis – About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Last updated January 6, 2014.
(6) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.