….isn’t only about what we eat, or how often we exercise.
Our emotions have a huge role to play in our physical health; but many don’t realize that, and so this is often overlooked.
Emotions are electric charges in the sympathetic nervous system. The body’s creation of them requires considerable energy. They are intricately related to the fight/flight impulses arising in response to threats to our survival. So yeah, there can be a great cost to the body in neglecting them.
Here, in this article, Dr. Gabor Mate spells it out for us. His writing is eloquent and backed by decades of research and clinical experience: