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The Whole Health Life Blog — chronic disease

Does Stress Make You Sick? The Stress-Health Connection

Shannon Harvey

I was surprised this week to come across a paper in a medical journal which investigated the possibility that stress causes autoimmune disease. As regular readers and viewers of my film will know, I’ve been banging on about this for years.Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that means my immune system attacks my own body. In recent years my doctor has changed the diagnosis to Sjogren’s disease, but whatever you call it, there’s no doubt that when I’m going through periods of unmanaged high-stress, I experience crippling fatigue and agonising arthritic pain throughout my body.... Read full article »

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