What is Allostatic Load?

JMM Bristol-University

“Allostatic load” refers to the toll on our bodies because of being forced to adapt to adverse psychosocial or physical conditions. This represents either the presence of too much stress (chronic stress) or the inefficient operation of the stress hormone response system, which must be turned on and then turned off again after the stressful […]

How does one heal their gut and heal themselves?

Your second brain has around the same amount of neurons as found in a cats head. A properly functioning digestive system (gut) is critical to good health. In fact, 60 -80% of our immune system is located in our gut, and 90% of our neurotransmitters (chemicals responsible for regulating mood) such as serotonin are made […]


Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, vol. 21, no3 (83) September 2018 Introduction: Psoriasis is a non-contagious but chronic skin disease that does not usually affect the client’s wellbeing, but, due to the changes regarding the aspect of their skin, other members of society tend to avoid and sometimes marginalize a person that exhibits clear visual symptoms. […]

The funny thing about laughter.

Laughter makes you happy. A geeky fact is that laughter, I mean real laughter where the belly moves and down and we lose control and chuckle. Yes that laughter is called guffaw, well it’s the key to regulating the Serotonin in your body.  If you don’t have time to read on then here’s the shortened version. […]