Does Suppressed Anger Affect Your Health? by Michael Trillo

Does Suppressed Anger Affect Your Health?


Countless studies have proven that suppressed anger (bitterness) has a destructive affect on your health.

According to WebMD, Center of Disease Control, and cellular biologists, 85%-95% of doctor visits are stress related. The term “stress” is merely a socially acceptable word for: fear about situations, and bitterness toward others and oneself.


Googling the words, “suppressed anger,” along with any other common ailments such as arthritis, high blood pressure, headaches, allergies, cancer, heart disease, etc., confirms the countless number of studies that prove suppressed anger is a common denominator as the cause of these illnesses.


The Bible says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). The wisest man who ever lived taught that what goes on in our minds and hearts also affects our body.


The very first step to healing is an awareness of the problem. A distorted view or denial of the situation prevents us from taking the proper steps to healing.


Usually, when I share with others about forgiveness, most excuse their health issues as the result of either the environment or heredity. But if that’s the case, how do you explain all the sick people who have been healed after choosing to live a life of forgiveness, after being diagnosed with a supposed hereditary or environmental disease?


Personally, it took close to four years before I believed that the health issues I was fighting was due to the poisonous bitterness I held in my heart. When I first heard about the healing effects of forgiveness, it was from a friend who had been sharing to me about the healing that happened in his life. I remembered thinking, “Good for you, but it doesn’t apply to me.”


When I finally felt desperate enough to “try anything” I gave forgiveness a try. I was amazed to find that when I truly forgave from my heart, so many of the ailments I fought on a daily basis just disappeared.  


I have seen many people healed of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, allergies, chronic back pain, and much more. I have personally been healed from chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia, insomnia, allergies, neck and back pain, etc.—just from living a life of forgiveness.


Until next time, may you live a life of daily forgiveness! 

About Michael Trillo:

Michael spent the first eleven years of his life in the Philippines, before he moved with his family to Los Angeles. He graduated from Columbia International University. He was involved in youth ministry for many years before he was sent by his heavenly Father to the marketplace mission field.

Michael currently resides with his wife and children in the beautiful Northwest. He is an avid sports fan, with a special interest in basketball and Jiu Jitsu. He has also competed in the sport of arm wrestling since 1996.

Michael believes that knowledge is a means to an end. The end purpose of life is developing a loving relationship with God and others (Matthew 22:35-40). The result of that end is producing fruit, doing good works, and changing the world. It is an enslaving purpose to pursue knowledge and fruit producing as an end in itself.

His Favorite Verse

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19

His Passion

  • To intimately know his heavenly Dad—deeper, wider, and more intimately today than he did yesterday (Philippians 3:7-8)
  • To know, love, and enjoy his family
  • To share the Great News of Jesus Christ with the world (Mark 16:15)
  • To expose counterfeit life purposes that unknowingly enslave Christians to a life of stress (Ephesians 5:12), preventing them from truly knowing their God intimately
  • To teach the indisputable connection between counterfeit life purposes and stress
  • To teach and inspire Christians on how to overcome stress, using sound biblical principles (Romans 12:2) and to guide them to live their true purpose, based on what the Bible teaches (Matthew 22:35-39, 1 John 4:19), which results in the abundant life Jesus promised (John 10:10, 15:5)
  • To teach and inspire others to truly receive and believe the heavenly Father’s love (1 John 3:1) and watch them radically be changed . . . permanently (John 15:5)

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