Good vs. Bad Stress: The Critical Difference Between Challenge and Threat

By |December 4th, 2019|anxiety, inflammation, neuroscience, stress & stress relief|

Good vs. Bad Stress: The Critical Difference Between Challenge and Threat When we're faced with a potentially stressful situation, we automatically and subconsciously ask ourselves two questions: First: Could this situation cause me harm or loss, or is there potential benefit? Second: Am I capable of handling this situation? This is the transactional model [...]

12 Causes of Chronic Inflammation

By |September 1st, 2019|diet and nutrition, inflammation|

12 Causes of Chronic Inflammation In my last two posts I've been talking about chronic inflammation. First I discussed how diet can cause inflammation and chronic pain, and then I discussed what chronic inflammation is and how it can cause many health conditions including cancer, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes. This week, we'll learn [...]

What is Chronic Inflammation, and Why Is It Killing Us?

By |August 19th, 2019|inflammation|

What is Chronic Inflammation, and Why Is It Killing Us? If it seems like you hear a lot about inflammation, you’re right. It’s become the latest buzzword in the health world due to research showing the link between inflammation and many chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and depression. Ever since these [...]

The Role of Diet in Chronic Pain

By |August 4th, 2019|diet and nutrition, fibromyalgia, headache, inflammation, pain & pain relief|

The Role of Diet in Chronic Pain In this blog, I usually focus on the muscle and joint pain that's caused by our chronic muscle tension and our habitual posture and movement; that's what Clinical Somatics is all about. However, there's another common cause of chronic pain that many people are not aware of: [...]