Let’s say you accidently cut yourself. The skin around the injured area would become inflamed. This is your immune system at work. Proteins called ‘pro-inflammatory cytokines’ travel through your blood to the wound. Once there, they signal other immune cells to come help with the healing process.
It’s no secret that stress can make you sick; however, what’s surprising is that our thoughts and feelings can make us just as sick as if there were a physical injury. Have you ever noticed that when you go on vacation all your aches and pains disappear? Was it all in your head? Yes and no.Continue Reading