We’re all familiar with FDR’s famous quote “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” And the command ‘fear not’ appears in the Bible numerous times. Yet fear seems to be the media’s favorite vehicle of choice when delivering any news worth paying attention to… and it’s not doing our health any good.
It is well documented – prolonged exposure to stress, whether it be mental, physical or chemical, depresses our immune system. When we’re stressed, our immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced… making us more susceptible to catch and succumb to infections. How ironic it is that the very system we’re depending on in light of today’s world events, is being sabotaged by the media’s dramatic attempts to hoard our attention.
Now more than ever, it’s important for us we remain rational, reasonable and responsible – not only protect those OUTSIDE us, but to protect the immune system INSIDE us. If the media isn’t lifting you up, turn it off.