Month: November 2019

How Your Stressful Childhood Led to Metabolic Syndrome

The ACE study, conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente, found that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) significantly increase our risk for multiple chronic health concerns. These chronic health concerns include metabolic syndrome-related concerns, such as insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular concerns. But how could …

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How Your Stressful Childhood Led to Autoimmune Disease

Is childhood stress really connected to chronic disease? There is definitely a distinct connection between the mind and the body. Ongoing research continues to validate this fact. Some of the most interesting research about this topic, in my opinion, revolves around the connection between childhood trauma and the immune response, specifically the risk for autoimmune …

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How Your Stressful Childhood is Messing With Your Hormones

Do you remember a time when you were under so much psychological or even physical stress that it altered your normal menstrual cycle? Maybe your period came early or late, or maybe it didn’t come at all that month. We’ve known for many years that high levels of acute stress can negatively affect reproductive function, …

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