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What happens when we're stressed?

 When we encounter a stressful trigger, here's what's happening in our brain & body all within split seconds:


1.Feeling out of control reduces prefrontal cortex activity 

2.Prefrontal cortex circuits disconnect even with minor decisions 

3.Dendrites (cell communicators) atrophy & die 

4.Boosting Fight-Flight-Faint- Freeze response 

5.Breath moves to chest, thigh muscles tighten 

6.Higher blood pressure creates turbulence on blood vessel walls 

7.Creates breakage, scar tissue, plague then INFLAMMATION– aka chronic stress = chronic disease

 8.Stress strengthens HABITS, like cravings (self- medication) & makes us more emotional & rigid  

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