It’s very hard for me to write this without going into another subject, as there’s many branches off this topic I could take it. So for the sake of this not becoming a convoluted dissertation I’m only going to write about how having negative emotions that go unresolved lead to disease and factors directly correlated to it, the seed of disease would be the environment that causes the negative emotions but ill plough through that in another article.

Chain of events

Think of it like a domino effect the 2nd domino is unresolved negative emotions the 3rd domino is having an appetite/addiction that numbs or masks the negative emotions which is established threw excess the 4th domino is disease caused by that addiction/appetite and the 5th domino is a reduced quality of life and or death not to sound morbid but this is the reality of it, a chain of events happens which is called the domino effect.

Having suppressed feelings such as being wronged, deprived, disrespected, neglected or rejected can cause a plethora of negative emotions such as depression, stress, fear, sadness, shame e.t.

To vent or relieve them frustrations precipitated by having suppressed or unresolved negative emotions we turn to smoking, eating junk food, Drinking alcohol, drug abuse, over working and gambling.

We do these things in excess which leads to eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction, work addiction, gambling addiction and appetites for things or activities which impedes on our health dramatically which is established threw diseases and mental disorders.

Definition breakdown

Adding on to that some things we have an appetite for may not cause a “physical disease” like HIV/Aids, malaria, polio or diseases involving abnormal cell growth (Tumours) but rather some appetites transmute into mental disorders/mental diseases, without getting to semanticall over the words Disease and Disorder, the words similarity is interchangeable and akin.

The definition for disease is “a Disease is a particular abnormal condition a disorder of a structure or function that affects part of or all of an organism”.

So, if a disease is identified as an abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function that affects part of or all of an organism negatively, based on the definitions connotation, if the organism is to be a (Human) and the structure (Body) of a human is compromised from abnormalities in the form of abnormal cell growth (Tumours) or viruses that affect the human body adversely it’s called a disease.

If the function (Brain) of the organism is affected negatively this too is a disease, but the latter is not accepted by most people or is misunderstood, this assumption and breakdown has derived from that definition and is open to criticism which is expected.

Diseases can be traced before a “physical disease” is apparent or identified, when a build-up of toxic negative emotions causes mental disorders that affect the functioning of the brain which is shown threw abnormal behavior and habits we can assume disease inhabits that person’s brain.

Misunderstanding

Most people associate a disease with something “physical” like diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and Fungi such as hepatitis, polio, HIV/aids, malaria e.t or diseases involving tumours which has a chance of spreading to other parts of the body, but diseases in the brain are still misunderstood relating to addiction, depression and conditions that adversely affect the functioning of someone’s brain.

This stems from a widely viewed perspective that “addiction” can’t be a disease because it is caused by the individuals choice to take drugs or indulge in a certain activity, but having the choice to do something shouldn’t negate from the fact that people get diseases from choices they’ve made.

For example being an alcoholic is a “choice” even if becoming addicted was an “accident”, they can get liver disease, heart disease, and cancer to name a few so choice shouldn’t be used as a way to identify whether someone has a disease. A disease should be identified when the body or brain is functioning abnormally and should not be reduced to just infections or Tumours.

Chemical factor

What I have noticed in my research into this is that most of the things we take or do to numb these negative emotions releases the feel good chemical Dopamine, for example if you take drugs and it doesn’t matter which drug it is (although there are exceptions to the rule) the brain releases dopamine it could be alcohol, cigarettes, cannabis ,cocaine or coffee your brain releases dopamine when consumed.

Additionally if you are a shopaholic your brain releases dopamine when you purchase something, when your gambling your brain also releases dopamine as you gamble and when you win same for eating junk food, junk food contains high levels of sugar and fat and when consumed releases dopamine.

With this in mind I can see how this is a big factor in how people become addicted to a substance or an activity, but it always starts with someone having unresolved negative emotions that causes them to do or take that certain thing …dopamine is the glue that helps that person to form an addiction.

Solutions 

Positive consumption:

  • Physical: Exercise regularly, Eat healthy organic foods, Avoid processed foods.
  • Mental: Stop watching things on T.V that offset negativity within you, listen to music that makes you feel happy and positive, Read books.
  • Spiritual: Avoid negative people, Avoid negative conversations, Stop negative thinking ,Meditate and express yourself creatively.
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