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How Grounding Quickly Reverses The Effect Trauma Has On Our Health

Living with stress can have serious long term implications on our health.  But it doesn’t have to. It’s natural for our bodies to go through times of trauma and stress and then rebound to full health.  There are lots of things you can do to mitigate stress and trauma and prevent them from leaving lasting imprints on your body that ultimately deteriorates your health. Which is important, because if we don’t release the traumas and stressors that we experience, our cells, organs, tissues and physical body as a whole literally changes. This is the study of epigenetics — and I’ve …

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Childhood Trauma Is Scary, Here Are 3 Things That Can Help Your Child Be Resilient

      There is so much hurting our children.  Bullying and isolation and social media pressure and scary headlines that include school shootings, piled on top of the normal stressors of navigating growing up and figuring out a career goal and growing from a child’s body into an adult body and all the growing pains in between, as well as getting adequate nutrition and adequate sleep and it’s just all so stressful. So today I wanted to offer something positive that we can do to protect the physical and mental well being of our children for the rest of …

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What Is Stress Sensitization? It’s The Reason This Pandemic Is Traumatizing Us All

    If you’ve had a history of trauma, or a history of greater stressors in your life before the coronavirus circled the globe (and honestly who hasn’t? Any serious illness or injury, the death of a loved one, a divorce, recent unemployment, increasing financial struggles, legal troubles, etc… we all have them) then medical studies have actually shown that this pandemic actually is harder on you. So if you feel like you are struggling to deal with the stressors that this global pandemic has caused, there is good reason. It’s not you. It’s your trauma. We’ve known for a …

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A Medical Study Reveals How To Boost Circulation To Your Brain, In 12 Minutes Flat:

  I’m so excited to share this medical study with you today… very rarely does one simple study make such and immediate and profound impact on my wellness like this one today did. Don’t just skim through this and discount it — give yourself 12 minutes today to silence your mind in the easiest, most effective way ever. And by doing so, you will measurably increase the blood flow to your brain in areas that are critical for cognition and emotional regulation… in fact, this one technique has been previously shown to decrease anxiety and depression while improving sleep. But …

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Heart Disease In Women As A Response To Trauma

  Today I have a very interesting new study to share with you, published just this year on March 17, 2021 in JAMA Cardiology. Most studies on heart disease focus on the male population, so this one really caught my eye — specifically focusing on the link between heart disease in women with a history of trauma. Looking at almost 400,000 women, researchers identified women diagnosed with PTSD and matched them to age and cardiovascular risk correlated female controls with no history of PTSD. They then looked at ischemic heart disease outcomes, including new onset coronary artery disease, angina or …

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How Grounding Mitigates Trauma And Protects Your Body From Long Term Stress

      Living with stress has serious long term implications on our health. But it doesn’t have to. It’s natural for our bodies to go through times of trauma and stress and then rebound to full health. There are lots of things you can do to mitigate stress and trauma and prevent them from leaving lasting imprints on your body that ultimately deteriorates your health. Which is important, because if we don’t release the traumas and stressors that we experience, our cells, organs, tissues and physical body as a whole literally changes. This is the study of epigenetics — …

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Sudden Loss and Unexpected Grief… Holistic Ways To Help Your Body Find Relief

  I recently became a Death Doula. You would think as a physician we would be taught in detail about the death and dying process in medical school, but we weren’t. Not at all. We were taught how to pronounce someone dead, how to preform advanced life support to try to stave off death, how to sign a death certificate… but never about the intricacies of it: what the body feels and experiences as the soul prepares to leave it, what the dying process looks like, what order the organ systems shut down in and how that looks and feels, …

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