Trauma Relief

In terms of societal goals, reducing childhood trauma is something we could probably all agree upon. One of the ways that researchers have measured childhood trauma is by looking at the number of different types of traumatic events that a child experiences.  These are termed adverse childhood events and given the acronym ACEs. One of the […]

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Stress and Gut Bacteria

Understanding the relationship between your gut and brain is key to optimizing digestion and improving stress levels. These two seemingly separate organs are strongly connected via the vagus nerve. This nerve delivers messages between the enteric and central nervous system. Eating while in a state of stress causes decreased absorption of nutrients by reduction of […]

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Just … breathe!

Two minutes of your time will reduce stress and calm your mind! All you have to do is … breathe. Although breathing is an automated action, it can be controlled. In putting attention to breathing, you are able to modulate other automated systems such as your heart and mind. By taking a moment to count […]

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