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            Is There a Link Between                      the university of his or her choice, strives to came to me for shortness of breath and chest
                                                         obtain the job he or she desires, or pursues his or pain. She had multiple investigations, including
             Negative Emotions and                       her lifelong dream or ambition. Sooner or later, a CT scan of her chest, which showed

                                                         the feelings of neglect and unworthiness can inflammation in her lungs and lymph nodes. I
                         Disease?                        result in depression and physical symptoms, did a bronchoscopy, which is a test where I take
                                                         which can manifest as illness.                  a long flexible device with a camera and a light
                                                                 How do these negative feelings lead to to go into her lungs and do a biopsy. This did not
                                                         illness?                                        reveal any specific diagnosis and her symptoms
                                                                 Suppressed negative emotions lead to persisted. I eventu-ally referred her to a thoracic
                                                         chronic stress, which leads to overstimulation of surgeon for a lung biopsy.
                                                         the adrenal glands with an increase in cortisol        Before this happened, she had planned a
                                                         release. Over time, the adrenal glands will vacation to  Trinidad, where she is originally
                                                         burnout, leading to a decrease in cortisol from.  While she was there, her symptoms had,
                                                         secretion, so-called adrenal fatigue.  This will miraculously, completely disappeared, but when
                                                         result in a decrease in the anti-inflammatory she got back, they returned. I then started to
                                                         effect of cortisol, with rampant inflammation, question her further about stresses in her life. It
                                                         eventually leading to chronic disease.          was then that she revealed to me her marriage
             Dr. Nauman Naeem, MD, FCCP,                         So how does one prevent this from was not working, and there was a lot of tension
                            FRCPC                        happening?                                      and conflict with her husband, who had not gone
                                                         Like I mentioned before, the problem is not the with her on the trip.
                                                         negative emotions themselves, as we are all            This was proof that her symptoms were a
          Do negative emotions affect your health?
                                                         bound to experience these at various points in direct result of her grief over her failing
                 Conditions such as depression and
                                                         our lives. The problem is not allowing ourselves marriage, be-cause when she was away from
          anxiety have been shown to affect how we
                                                         to experience them fully and allow them to pass him for some time, her symptoms resolved. She
          manage and treat our other chronic conditions,
                                                         right through us.                               did not require much convincing that her
          but even if one does not suffer from these
                                                         The truth is that we are multi-dimensional symptoms were related to the grief and stress
          conditions, unresolved emotions can pave the
          way for chronic diseases to manifest.  These   beings, mental, emotional, vibrational and caused by her husband, and she resolved to leave
          unresolved emotions include grief, anger,      spiritual, who take on a physical form for our the situation immediately.
                                                         journey here on earth. Our physical form, here         Can you recall a time when negative
          jealousy, hatred, guilt and shame, to name a few.
                                                         on earth, has to and will experience the full emotions derailed your health?  Are you still
          Now I am not saying that there is anything
                                                         spectrum of human emotion, which is needed to suffering from the effects of unresolved
          wrong with experiencing these emotions. What I
                                                         experience our-selves as whole beings, emotions? I hope you now have more insight
          am saying is that when these emotions are not
                                                         including the so-called negative emotions or the into the nature and meaning of emotions, and
          allowed to percolate through our being but are
                                                         shadow self. It is only through the full human how they can fuel and enhance your life’s
          repressed and ignored, emotional blocks can
                                                         experience that we can know ourselves as        journey.
          arise, leading to physical symptoms which
          eventually manifest as illness. But how does one  whole.                                              If you would like to learn more about
          know if they have emotional blocks?                    The problem is that negative emotions this and similar topics, please visit
                                                         are often too painful to bear and we block and
                 Emotional blocks can be identified by
                                                         suppress them, which results in chronic disease
          situations in our lives where we get triggered
                                                         as I have already described. The main driving About the Author: Dr. Nauman Naeem, MD,
          and have intense negative feelings which keep
                                                         force for suppressing these emotions is fear of FCCP, FRCPC is a pulmonary and critical care
          us from handling the situation effectively.
                                                         pain. However, our fears are often unwarranted.  specialist. During the course of his career,
          Usually, the situations that trigger these
                                                         There are two types of fear – psychological fear spanning two countries and caring for tens of
          emotions are similar to emotionally traumatic,
          or similar distressing situations that we have  and actual fear.  Actual fear registers a real thousands of chronically and critically ill
          experienced in the past in our infancy, childhood  danger to our lives, such as encountering a patients, he noticed the majority of patients do
          and early adolescence.                         jaguar in the jungle. Psychological fear is from not heal, remaining trapped in the paradigm of
                                                         those circumstances, conditions and feelings chronic disease. This led to exploring the roots
                 For example, if we were left to cry in the
                                                         which our ego tells us will bring us pain.      of true healing through studying ancient healing
          crib frequently when we were seeking attention
                                                                 The problem is that the ego is only traditions and the psychology of healing,
          and physical touch, this could be interpreted as
                                                         looking out for its own sustainability, with no consciousness and metaphysics, culminating in
          abandonment by the subconscious mind. Similar
                                                         thought of our greater growth and development. his book, Healing From  The Inside Out. He
          situations in our adult life could trigger those
                                                         Therefore, it often keeps us stuck in old continues his medical practice in Ontario,
          same feelings, such as being stood up on a date.
          There are many experiences we have when we     paradigms and ways of thinking and being Canada, bridging conventional medicine with a
          are young which, if not processed emotionally,  which keep us from growing, which can only more holistic, multi-dimensional approach to
          can lead to issues later in life. These do not have  happen when we lean outside our comfort zones.  healing. His website:
                                                         One of the ways we can lean outside our comfort []
          to be major emotionally traumatic events, such
                                                         zones is to not resist our negative emotions, and
          as physical or sexual abuse.  They could be
                                                         allow ourselves to experience them fully and
          subtle and unrecognizable by those around us.
                                                         completely. If we do this, we will realize that the
          For example, if, as a child, your sibling was
                                                         feeling is simply our soul’s experience of a
          offered a treat such as ice cream and you
                                                         specific moment in the physical body and not to
          weren't, this could be interpreted as neglect,
          even if this was not your parent’s intention. If  be feared, as all feelings, at their core, lead us to
          the parent does not recognize their child’s    inner peace and unconditional love. We can then
          interpretation of this event as neglect, it will be  gain clarity about what action we need to take in
                                                         our lives to deal with the situation which led to
          ignored by the parent and perpetuate the feeling
                                                         the negative emotion.  This is how negative
          of neglect in the child’s viewpoint.
                                                         emotions can be transmuted and fuel our journey
                 Most children do not have the courage or
                                                         to experiencing our higher consciousness, which
          the maturity to confront such feelings to see if
                                                         is our true nature.  This is how we can also
          there is any external validation for them, in
                                                         prevent negative emotions from leading to
          which case they become lodged in the                                                                   The International Police
          subconscious mind.  In our example, the feeling  chronic stress and, eventually, to chronic            Association Radio Show
          of neglect will be translated as unworthiness by  disease.                                                  with Les Bodrogi
          the child and can affect his or her future             Here is a case study to illustrate this
                                                         point. I had a patient, whom I will call Lisa, who
          experiences, such as whether he or she applies to
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