Category - ~Trauma

Insights into Isolation

New Research suggests that chronic loneliness can cause cardiovascular restriction, compromised immune function and arouse the Fight or Flight response. It suggests that we have evolved a stress response to isolation to prevent us from...

Metabolism and Protective Responses

Mammals still have the freeze response, however their additional, more complex responses to danger are layered on top of this primitive neurology. This is the part of the brain which we know as the Diencephalon, or Limbic System. Blending these...

Negative Effects of Stress on Health

Our culture has replaced natural sources of stress, for which we had refined effective responses over thousands of generations, with the stressful aspects of modern living. Many of these stressors have emerged in our lifetimes, making our...

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