Friday, February 27, 2009

Take care of your emotions

Recently, we were studying some research that was very thought-provoking. It examined the relationship between emotions, particularly negative ones, and our physical health. When we have negative feelings toward someone else, whether a spouse, partner, co-worker, or friend, it can hurt us more than the other person. Experiments in laboratories have shown that under the influence of powerful negative emotions, man's physiology deteriorates from coherence to chaos. It appears that nothing afflicts our psyche and our physiology more than feeling at odds with those closest to us.

Furthermore, researchers have discovered that every time we engage in unpleasantness with someone—at the office, with a loved one, or even while driving—our immune system becomes temporarily weakened. On the other hand, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber observes, "True empowering love makes us stronger physically, boosts our immune system, heals our emotional wounds and fears, and transforms troubled relationships."

Pretty interesting, isn't it? While 4Life Transfer Factor® provides important protection for the immune system, we must also be vigilant in protecting ourselves from the damaging effects of negativity. That makes it all the more important for us to cultivate human kindness and exercise consideration. While you might never think about missing a day of 4Life Transfer Factor, you may not always be as careful in observing the words you choose and how you communicate with those around you.

We have resolved as a couple to be more careful in examining our reactions and interactions in order to build strong and healthy relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances. Together, Building People and providing great products that support the healthy function of the immune system are what we do best at 4Life. And now it looks like the two things go hand in hand!

Servan-Schreiber, David. The Instinct to Heal: Curing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Without Drugs and Without Talk. New York: Rodale Press, 2004.

Thomas, Mary Catherine. Light in the Wilderness. Utah: Amalphi Publishing, 2008.