Tag Archives: stress

The dangers of self-diagnosis

The dangers of self-diagnosis The Internet has arguably been the most transformative invention of the 20th century, maybe even of all human history. Never before has information flowed so freely and so rapidly around the world. When used with discernment, … Continue reading

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Science Mumbo Jumbo part II

Another long post. Sorry. But hopefully less technical than last week’s! What does science have to say about how mental and behavioral changes can protect me from chronic stress or reverse its effects? Lifestyle medicine In 2014, the journal BMC … Continue reading

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Science Mumbo Jumbo part I

* This is a long post on the science behind the claims I have made recently about methods for preventing and healing from chronic stress. If you like science, read on! If not, I won’t be offended if you pass … Continue reading

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Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression

Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression Yesterday I wrapped up another successful summer of microbiology research at PLNU. After cleaning up the lab, I was able to take my team of students on a tour of our … Continue reading

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Psychobabble

Psychobabble Over the past couple of weeks I’ve made the argument that we have proven tools at our disposal for preventing stress from becoming chronic and impairing our mental and physical health. Some of these same tools can be used … Continue reading

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A bear on the loose

A bear on the loose Years ago I was solo camping in Sequoia National Park. It was a warm evening, so I was sleeping on the ground, without a tent, when a large black bear bumbled into my campsite in … Continue reading

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A heart at peace

A heart at peace About a year ago I had a miserable illness that the doctors struggled to explain. For two months I was laid up with severe body aches, nausea, and vertigo. But every test – and I mean … Continue reading

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