Can stress damage your DNA?


Science has discovered our DNA can be charted to make beautiful music, what is your DNA song? Brahms Lullaby, or a high-octane heavy metal composition!

Can stress and mental illness actually damage our DNA?  Well.. scientists say it can, and we must admit they are brilliant.

Recent studies have shown that we can heal damaged DNA, simply by speaking words of affirmation and love to ourselves and others. While negative words and angry emotions, caused the DNA to be basically “uptight”..

Pardon the novice scientific terms, but our DNA is woven and intertwined double-stranded molecules. People in the study group who tended to be over stressed,angry, or depressed, showed changes in their DNA strand. The relaxed group showed their DNA strand was loosely woven, chilling out. While the stressed group showed their DNA was tightly woven, with signs of damage.

Proverbs 18:21, life and death are in the power of the tongue.. could this be what scripture was revealing before scientists discovered the power of speaking, and thinking positive?

Those who are suffering from stress, depression, or other mental illness may be unaware that it could damage the natural DNA process. Anger and stress has also been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

Do you feel anger and wrath are part of your personality? There seems to be an explosion of angry people in the world. Some lash out at anyone they feel deserves a piece of their mind,venting and spewing hatred toward others. On the flip side there are those who feel deep-rooted anger and bitterness. These negative emotions stay bottled up inside, until it effects their health and relationships..Which is the lesser of the two evils, explode or regress?
When we regress anger it can develop into self-hatred. Many people have found that by releasing their emotions in a therapeutic way,they can begin the healing process. You may be storing years of regressed anger that you are not even aware of. Anger is eating you up inside quite literally, as it damages your DNA and the ability to effectively fight off disease.

People who have not learned a healthy way to express their anger can have troubled relationships. They can harm their spouse and children through physical or emotional abuse. This cycle of exploding and remorsing, may be the only side your family has seen. Just imagine the rewards of a ” new you” to show your loved ones.

If you are searching for a way to heal your DNA, can I suggest that you look to the One who created such a marvelous design?  God can change your heart, He is patient and kind, and understands what you are going through.

Ezekiel 36:26  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

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