What is rarely mentioned in reports on heart disease and their contributing risk factors is one the most important discoveries ever made about man’s number one killer disease: the greatest risks of developing heart disease are job satisfaction and happiness rating. These unexpected risk factors turned up when American researchers looked once more at clues of what could cause heart disease.
If you ask a man on the street whether he is satisfied with his job and happy, depending on his answer, you will be able to make a prognosis about whether he is at risk of developing heart disease or not. It would be too simplistic to assume that heart disease is only caused by stress, cigarette smoking, overeating, alcohol abuse, etc. These risk factors are not the ultimate causes of a dysfunctional heart, but rather the effects or symptoms of plain dissatisfaction in life.
The underlying cause behind the major causes of heart disease, which is nothing but the plain lack of happiness and contentment in life, may still be there after all the other risk factors or causes have been eliminated. A large number of people have died from heart attacks with perfectly clean arteries and no other tangible, physical reasons. Many of them have never smoked, abused alcohol, or led a particularly stressful life. However, they were unhappy within themselves.
One 1998 study by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine confirmed what 10 other surveys have found: clinically depressed men are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks or develop other heart illnesses as those who are not unhappy or depressed. If the “heartache” is severe enough, there are several ways to shut down the arteries and, in fact, the entire energy system in the body.
DNA research has shown that the double strands of the DNA controlling the health of every cell in your body suddenly contract and shorten when you feel fear, frustration, anger, jealously or hatred. It is as if the software of a computer program begins to malfunction and the computer no longer performs properly. By applying the procedure of kinesiology muscling testing to a depressed or unhappy person, you find that all the muscles in his body are weak, especially while he ponders his personal problems. His discontent also affects the muscles of his heart and arteries. If unhappiness persists, disease is inevitable, and whatever part of his body is the weakest will succumb first to the chronic shortage of energy. If it happens to be the heart, then heart disease may result.
Even if such a person doses himself with antioxidants, which are believed to protect the arteries against oxygen radical attacks, they will neither be digested and assimilated, nor be successfully delivered to the damaged arteries. Lack of satisfaction in life paralyzes the body’s functions of digestion, metabolism and elimination. This causes congestion, high toxicity and damage to all cell tissues. People who have blocked coronary arteries are not just sick in the area of the heart; they are sick throughout the body. The most important determinant factor of disease appears to be the inability to live a happy, satisfying life.
The reason modern medicine is so helpless in providing lasting cures for heart disease is that there is not much in the current medical approach that can increase happiness in a patient. Yet, there is hardly any other primary risk factor for disease, including coronary heart disease, other than its absence. It is the lack of lasting happiness, and lacking peace of heart and mind, that make a person feel stressed, take drugs, overeat protein and other foods, abuse alcohol and cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of coffee, become a workaholic, or dislike his job or himself.