R00639199 text2318 text1735 What goes on in our minds affects our bodies; according to Bla

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R0/0/639/199 text/23/18 ~ text/17/35 What goes on in our minds affects our bodies; according to Blair Justice, Ph.D. Be- liefs, thoughts and attitudes can alter hormones and neuro- transmitters (messengers that allow cells to "talk" to one another; and also control many of the physical functions) levels. Our immune systems can be weak- ened by what we " entertain" ourselves with mentally. Too many stress hormones can lead to cholesterol build-up and ~ text/338/35 heart disease. High readings of these chemicals can also lower the antibody activity that protects us against tumors and foreign invaders. Feeling we are in charge of our lives, can stop stress chemicals from climbing to destructive heights. Being open to change and having an attitude of involvement can strengthen our immunity. On the other side of the coin, feeling helpless can depress our immune system and decrease ~ big2C/324/14/ M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N S1000/80 S2000/80 S4000/80

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