I am so excited to be back with a new clinical training session and to bring you this new video if you have been on a journey to enhance your health! As you know I have worked with thousands of patients in my clinic and have helped them ignite their innate healing potential.
First of all, I truly believe our body can heal itself if we take care of our healing blocks. So what do I mean by healing blocks?
I once saw a patient in my clinic with a history of severe debilitating eczema. As you know, I do not look at your diagnosis in the context of here and now... instead I consider it on a continuum of your entire timeline. It’s not "what is the diagnosis?" but "why?"
I asked this patient, "When did you first experience this eczema?", to which she said, "Age four." My next question was, "What happened at age four?" Her response was, "My mom started beating me at age four.”
So, what happened to this patient with eczema? With Functional Medicine, she did not need more topical steroids or immune suppressant medications to suppress her eczema.
In 1995, physicians Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda launched a large-scale epidemiological study that probed the child and adolescent histories of 17,000 people, comparing their childhood experiences to their adult health records. The results were shocking: Nearly two-thirds of individuals had encountered one or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)— We are not talking murder or suicide type of crime; these adverse events included - growing up with a depressed or alcoholic parent, losing a parent to divorce, emotional neglect, or sexual or physical abuse.
But WHY??? Epigenetic shift.
Adverse Childhood experience changes the architecture and neurobiology of our brain. ACE causes inflammation both in our bodies and in our brains. These early childhood experiences start to write the story of how well we will react to the world around us. ACE shifts the genes responsible for mounting a stress response, and it forever changes how we deal with the stress in our adult lives. Yale researchers found that children who had faced chronic traumatic events showed changes “across the entire genome”, not just in genes overseeing stress.
Secondly, ACE shrinks the area in your brain known as the hippocampus. Hippocampus is the region in our brain responsible for processing emotion, memory and managing stress. ACE also leads to shorter telomeres. Telomeres are the end caps on our DNA. They determine our biological age; the shorter the telomere, the more likely you are to age and develop chronic disease.
How to begin healing? Start by knowing your ACE score. I will provide a link below:
I hope you have enjoyed this clinical training session. One of the things folks have been asking me to do is provide online digital mentorship...
So I have created a step-by-step digital program where I will hold your hand, figure out what's making you chronically ill and give you a systematic program to follow. Registration is open, so stop hanging out on the sideline and lets get in the arena and start your healing journey. To enroll visit: kirangrewalmd.com/yes
To Your Health,
Kiran Grewal MD
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