This week I had the opportunity to see Mean Girls the Musical in New York City. Because I love anything Tina Fey does, I fully expected to like it. I was wrong; I LOVED it. It contained the themes from her blockbuster movie of the same name: human sexuality, bullying, hierarchical structures of the animal kingdom, and the possibility that people can change. [Read more…] about Mean Girls: Female Aggression Takes on New Forms in Adulthood
Your Mood is a Sign of Your Food.
Do you find that you’re anxious a lot, to the point what I call the hamster is going on the wheel; you can’t get it to stop with your thoughts, having a hard time going to sleep because of anxiety, even panic attacks?
I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers, and I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you with that problem navigate it and move through it.
I would like to give you tips on how to affect your mood in a way that’s natural. There are a lot of things I do in my medical practice. Neurotransmitters, adrenal glands, and hormones do all kinds of things to help you balance but one thing you can do at home is to look at your food.
Remember that food equals mood always. – Tweet this!
The Impact on Your Health from Stressful Childhood Events.
Have you had trauma in your childhood? I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers. I help people understand the meaning of trauma, and the impact that it has on your adult life.
One of the things that people say to me is “No, I didn’t have any trauma. I had a really good childhood.” I would like you to understand that everybody has had trauma; it just depends on where your bar is set.
You can have capital-T trauma, or you can have lower-case-t trauma.
Capital-T trauma is going to be sexual abuse, domestic violence, physical, psychological, verbal abuse, neglect; all the scenarios that were described in the adverse childhood experiences study that was done between 1995 and 1997 that I wrote about it in my book, “Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle.”
The lower-case-t traumas, are going to be situations like failing a test, getting picked last for the baseball team, having a set of friends on the playground one day and then having them all turn against you the next day, being in a motor vehicle accident, having someone that you love to die, including a pet. These are all very traumatic experiences, that’s what gets locked into your body. [Read more…] about The Impact on Your Health from Stressful Childhood Events.
Do You Suffer from Self-Worth Resistance?
You might have heard of insulin resistance. This is when your cells won’t allow the pancreatic hormone insulin into the cell to metabolize your sugar intake into energy. When you are insulin resistant, you store your sugar as fat rather than using it properly for energy.
I have come to realize many people have self-worth resistance. I am going to define this as your mind not allowing positive thoughts or compliments in to be metabolized as self-esteem. [Read more…] about Do You Suffer from Self-Worth Resistance?