Discover the research showing how adverse life events affect risk for all kinds of chronic illnesses. Start with #1 and learn how to make sense of your own chronic illness.
I use type 1 diabetes as a frequent example because the research has been extensive, starting very early in life.
Read these knowing that the research findings are similar for every other chronic illness I have looked at so far, from other autoimmune diseases to chronic fatigue to asthma and many more.
___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__<p>In this 6th post of my discovery series, I review 25 years of studies examining links between stress, trauma and adverse events, and type 1 diabetes (T1D). The findings
Despite observed links between stress, trauma and type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over 2000 years and 40 years of research showing that serious life events and trauma increase risk for T1D, doctors don't
#4 Stress During Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy Increases Risk for Chronic Illness (Type 1 Diabetes, Asthma, ME/CFS)
The research presented in the past 3 posts taught me that stress during pregnancy, birth and infancy increases risk for chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes and asthma. And that my mother and I had
Introduction The first post in the causes of chronic illness series describes Swedish researcher Gisela Dahlquist's finding that risk for type 1 diabetes increases when babies are separated from
These studies introduced me to perspectives I had never heard of when I was a family doctor. They offered a new way of thinking about causes. They also suggested potential new tools for treatment
This is the first post in "The Discovery Series," describing science that lead me to think about causes of chronic illness in a different way than I was taught as a medical doctor. I start with a