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The Cost of Hidden Stress

Your brain controls your body via your nervous system.

mature woman tiredYour brain also, per the author of “When the Body Says No” Gabor Mate, has a direct influence on your present emotional response to life.

He goes on, “Emotions interpret the world for us. They have a signal function telling us about our internal states as they are affected by input from the outside. Emotions are responses to present stimuli as filtered through the memory of past experiences, and they anticipate the future based on our perception of the past.

The centres of memory both conscious and unconscious, rely on the interaction with the parent for their consolidation and their future interpretations of the world.

The circuits responsible for the secretion of important neurotransmitters (chemical messengers that allow the neurons (nerves) to communicate with each other throughout the body which shapes your everyday life and functions), essential for mood stability, arousal, motivation, and attention, are stimulated and become coordinated in the context of the child’s relationship with his caregivers.

In the parent-child interaction is established the child’s sense of the world, whether this is a world of love and acceptance, a world of neglectful indifference in which one must root out and scratch to have one’s needs satisfied or, worse a world of hostility where one must forever maintain an anxious hypervigilance.

Future relationships will have as their templates nerve circuits laid down in our relationships with our earliest caregivers.”

This is a very powerful message to each of us and we should work on ourselves each week to both exercise the body and use mindfulness actions to help reverse past trauma that may be hidden inside us.


  • Realise you don’t have all the answers, so be humble with the other person.
  • Exercise daily like the Romans.
  • Eat a salad every 4th day, your body is 80% alkaline. And most of the food we eat is acidic.
  • Come to Get Back Health Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic this week and get your nervous system aligned. The more aligned your nervous system is the better your life functions will be.

Yours in Health,
John Keane, Spinologist 

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