Know this about your immune system. The neuropeptides (neurotransmitters) and receptor molecules for emotions are constantly communicating with your immune system! Viruses use the same receptors sites as emotions and they actively compete against each other. Candace Pert PH.D. wrote that although we may not fully understand the link between emotions and our immune system, there is a link.
Since the time of Aristotle, we have known the link between mood and health. More recently, experiments around the world have shown that our responses are learned, and we associate meaning and emotions to events as they arise, which can both suppress and enhance the internal response.
For example, often, people who are disconnected from their anger have slower recovery rates! Fear and alarm have well know implications in suppressed body function.
Severe stress and shock affects the nerve-pituitary-adrenal system behavior and often creates defensive posturing in the spine. This is a body-mood loop of behaviour that limits your internal flexibility and responsiveness. Unfortunately, fear and alarm are commonplace nowadays, and the constant barrage of manufactured information is not helping people live well.
I believe that it is healthy to have a broad emotional range that is expressed thoughtfully and often. Health is not just the expression of happiness; it is the expression of all life’s emotions. Resolve to be yourself, takes great courage; to be unaffected in simplicity is a most likable trait.
Once you recognise the mechanism of your mood and mental health, you will cease to be bothered and will likely boost your health. Looking after yourself can be very simple, it is only common sense on this matter that needs to be kept alive.
Your body functions naturally and well with a healthy spine, good company, good mood, whole natural foods, exercise, and regular sleep and meditation.