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“The big X factor I talk about is stress. What is the hidden stress that most people are not aware of?” –Paul Thomas, MD

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Becoming skilled in uncovering pain, stress, and addiction is an important part of getting to the root causes of our patients' suffering. It is the hidden burden they often carry. Without treating pain, stress, and addiction, deep healing is impossible. – Vincent Pedre

Genome-Wide Changes May Result From Excessive Stress

Genome-Wide Changes May Result From Excessive Stress

Over the past decade, studies have shown that chronic stress can induce genome-wide epigenetic changes and affect the distribution of molecules in the brain. What’s more, maternal genetic changes that result from high cortisol exposure may even be passed down to future generations. Learn More

Most Patients Diagnosed With Depression Never Start Treatment

Most Patients Diagnosed With Depression Never Start Treatment

A new study has found that only a small fraction of patients diagnosed with depression actually start treatment—approximately one-third. This statistic is even more startling in light of the fact that, between the ages of 15 and 44, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the US and affects about 6.7% of the population age 18 and older in any given year. Learn More

How Stress Changes Gut Function

How Stress Changes Gut Function

What dietary and lifestyle interventions can help to diminish the effects of stress within the body and affect gastrointestinal function? New evidence suggests that both prebiotic diets and exercise interventions are most effective if given early in life when the gut and brain are more plastic. Learn More

Chronic Stress and Hormone Disruption

Chronic Stress and Hormone Disruption

Chronic stress alters hormone production, transport, and processing. Understanding the steroidogenic pathways offers potential interventions. Learn More