In my personal story, my digestive system has been less than optimal, with my immune system, learning in the womb, to default to PTSD. I was constantly on alert, which impacted my adrenal glands, and pushed high levels of cortisol into my body, making it impossible for my body to process food in the way that it is meant to.
The fight-or-flight response is part of the general adaptation syndrome, defined in 1936 by Canadian biochemist Hans Selye, of McGill University in Montreal. He published his revolutionary findings in a simple seventy-four-line article in Nature, in which he defined two types of “stress”: eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress).
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I had always been an active person, living life at full speed. One fall up 2 steps and my life changed FOREVER.