This article is the first of many which will address the importance of getting good quality sleep to help prevent the growth and occurrence of cancer in the body.
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This is part 1 of 3 blogs on internal heat.
Part 1 explains how heat behaves in the body.
Part 2 describes symptoms, signs and general ailments caused by excessive heat.
And part 3 tells you how this damaging heat was created; and what you can do to reduce it and to bring your body into a more balanced and healthy state.
So let’s begin.
The body likes to be warm and full of energy to function at its best. However, just like a machine or anything found in nature, if heat builds up excessively in it, then damage is caused.
The easiest way to see the destructive actions of too much heat in the body is to examine what it does in nature. The way heat behaves outside the body is also the way it behaves inside of it.
When we look at heat in nature we see it enlivens things and energizes them. It gives them power and makes them move faster. In spring and summer it brings animals out of hibernation and it grows flowers and plants. It warms and gives life, light and energy.
But if heat becomes too excessive it can start to burn and dry. Plants will wither. The ground will become barren, hard and even start to crack.
In the body if things become too hot; then this can cause our cells, tissues, hormones, fluids and organs all to begin to suffer damage.
To simplify things here, I have made a list of the ways heat can cause damage inside of us …
(1) Excess energy and stimulation can cause internal parts to speed up and become overactive. This can cause problems such as strain on our hearts from beating too fast, or our minds becoming hyperactive and filled with anxiety.
(2) Our cells if they become too hot may start to mutate and become toxic.
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In this update you will find a list of common symptoms and ailments that are usually evolved from an overall pattern of excessive heat inside the organs and cells of the body.
When you are dealing with a body that has become out of balance, then do remember that it is unlikely you would get all of these symptoms. You may just have a few of them.
Many of these symptoms may also come from causes other than excessive internal heat. So to establish if they are likely to have been caused by heat, look for multiple signs of your system generally overheating.
With the big patterns that build up in the body and can cause illnesses, all you are trying to do is establish where your body type is generally. Such as, is it an overheated system or is it too cold? Is it too dry or is it too damp? And so forth.
Also please note that due to the limitations of a blog, this is just a short description of likely heat related symptoms. If you require a more in depth list and fuller explanation of these symptoms then you can find them in my book or by consulting a practitioner of Eastern Medicine.
So here they are, heat symptoms ...
Unfortunately in the past Western Medicine presented the sun as a danger and threat to our health - a main cause of skin cancer. The advice was to cover up or to stay out of it.
This however has turned out to be yet another mistake; don't get me wrong - getting burnt in the sun is a really bad idea and can be a cause of both skin problems and skin cancer. Too much sun can even be a cause of wrinkles and making you look old before your time.
But science is now showing that when you don't get enough sun you will do more harm to your body and your health. You will actually increase your chances of getting lots of types of cancers and many other serious illnesses too - such as strokes and heart disease.
Science has also started to show how sun exposure if someone has cancer can actually help in their treatment - by making vitamin D which can destroy mutated cells, by boosting the immune system which again targets cancer cells and by generally strengthening their overall health (and mood) which keeps them powered up as they fight the disease.
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So far we have talked about how internal heat can damage your body and the types of symptoms to look for to show that your body is overheating.
In this last part of the series, I will tell you some of the things you can do to reduce the levels of heat, and to bring your body and mind back into a more harmonious and healthy state.
Firstly let’s look at three of the most common ways which lead to the body overheating and causing problems on the inside; in areas like the brain, organs and tissues …
1) Diet – Heat can come about through the consumption of two different flavors of food. They are spicy and sweet foods.
Some photos from the internet showing Shaolin and other Chinese Monks practising some impressive Kung Fu and Qigong moves ...
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