Negative Thoughts Can Cause Diabetes And Dementia

It is well accepted that negative thoughts and anxiety can make us ill. Stress — the belief that we are at risk — triggers physiological pathways such as the “fight-or-flight” response, mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. These have evolved to protect us from danger, but if switched on long-term they increase the risk of conditions such as diabetes and dementia.

 

What researchers are now realizing is that positive beliefs don’t just work by quelling stress. They have a positive effect too — feeling safe and secure, or believing things will turn out fine, seems to help the body maintain and repair itself…

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2 Responses to “Negative Thoughts Can Cause Diabetes And Dementia”

  1. Thanks for this. I was feeling quite negative this morning and now I’m going to enter the world with a positive attitude.

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