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Oct 8, 2017

"The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together." --Kurdish saying

The Science of Stress: Memories, Your Immune System and More

Many people have studied the effects that stress can have on the body, "but no researcher has done more to illuminate the invisible threads that weave mind and body together than Dr. Esther Sternberg. Her groundbreaking work on the link between the central nervous system and the immune system, exploring how immune molecules made in the blood can trigger brain function that profoundly affects our emotions, has revolutionized our understanding of the integrated being we call a human self. In the immeasurably revelatory [book], "The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Heath and Emotions," Sternberg examines the interplay of our emotions and our physical health, mediated by that seemingly nebulous yet, it turns out, remarkably concrete experience called stress." In this exploration of the relationships between stress, memory, and the immune system, we see clearer the vast and deep connections that affect our health and happiness and learn the potential we have to improve them.


Today, notice how your body reacts to stressful situations.