029: Is Trauma A Root Cause For Your Skin Rashes? w/ Dr. Keesha Ewers

The concept that childhood trauma could have an impact on adult health seemed very woo-woo to me…that is, until I was schooled by today's guest.

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Dr. Keesha, the Mystic Medicine Doctor, is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, psychotherapist, Huachumera (medicine woman trained in plant medicine from Peru), and the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certication Program.

Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma), she developed the HURT Model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health.

In this episode, we talk about how trauma can have an impact on skin rashes, as well as brain and overall health. 

Have you improved your skin health after dealing with trauma? Tell us about it in the comments!

In this episode

  • What does it mean to have trauma in your life?
  • Different kinds of trauma and their impact on the physiology of the brain.
  • Why staying in fight-or-flight creates inflammation and more.
  • How dealing with trauma can help.
  • How to get started.

 

Quotes

“Emotional resilience is the thing that actually creates an ability—we call it heart rate variability—to be able to come into a state of fight-or-flight and come right back down to rest-or-digest.” [9:05]

“Children do not have a fully developed executive function brain (a prefrontal cortex). This part of the brain is not fully formed until you're 26 years of age.” [12:40]

“Make sure that the language that you're speaking to yourself is as if you're a kind, loving parent speaking to a five-year-old child.” [22:10]

 

Links

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“Emotional resilience is the thing that actually creates an ability—we call it heart rate variability—to be able to come into a state of fight-or-flight and come right back down to rest-or-digest.”