Your emotions could be making you sick.
We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?
Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues that chronic stress plays a big role in the development of disease.
It should come as no surprise that that emotions can impact physical health. When we’re sad, we cry. When we’re embarrassed, we blush. When we’re nervous, we might have lumps in our throats or butterflies in our stomachs.
Clearly, our feelings aren’t just experienced in our heads.