Many times, people fail to realize the impact of their emotional health on their physical health. They are more likely to recognize the impact of physical health on emotional health. That’s often because we don’t give full attention and value to our “invisible wounds.”
Emotional toxicity–living with abuse, childhood trauma, chronic stress and anxiety–directly affects your physical health. Yes, it may do so slowly and it creeps up on you, but it’s happening all the same.
Dr. Heather Herington says, “C-PTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) is adult AIDS.” Intriguing idea! We talk about this in some depth in this episode regarding inflammation, the brain, stress, and the workings of the body.
Dr. Heather and I share stories of toxic relationships and how they shaped our lives. See how that matches with what you’ve experienced. It could be similar…and we share the stories of our healing, too.
This could be a VERY important episode that could start you on an insightful healing path. I hope so.
GUEST: DR. HEATHER HERINGTON
Dr Heather Herington has been a naturopathic physician since 1987. Early in her practice the Archdiocese requested treatment for a woman sexually abused by a priest who wanted drugless therapy. She held retreats on an island and developed her two-pronged approach – balance the biochemistry naturally and tell (or revise) the story through the expressive arts. An engaging speaker and astute workshop leader, she also writes essays, novels, librettos, and creates radio plays based on challenging health conditions that demand a true body-mind investigation. Her radio play, Dr Graves, We Healed Your Disease came from her own experience.
Dr. Herington is the author of the new book, Surviving A Viral Pandemic: Through The Lens Of A Naturopathic Medical Doctor. Available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Viral-Pandemic-Through-Naturopathic/dp/1735630802/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=herington+surviving+a+viral+pandemic&qid=1601611420&sr=8-1
GIFT FOR YOU:
A technique using the five senses to track feelings to better understand their source.
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