With Dr. Leslie Myers | Stacy Brookman Emotional Recovery Summit

After being in an emotionally abusive relationship, there are things we know we must do to heal our brains and hearts. But what we might not realize is that being in such a toxic situation also takes its toll on our bodies.

“Healing the Body After Emotional Abuse” is another interesting podcast produced by Stacy Brookman for her Emotional Recovery Summit. It features Dr. Leslie Myers, a “naturopathic” doctor in Asheville, North Carolina, who also can be found at www.waterleafnaturopathic.com.

Dr. Myers explains how when people are under chronic stress, their nervous systems are in a constant state of fight-or-flight. If they do not have the proper down time, time the body needs to repair itself, they will often exhibit physical symptoms which can lead to poor physical health.

Many of these will manifest in the stomach area. In particular, IBS can occur if the proper digestive juices are not flowing. Digestion may also be impacted, with constipation also becoming an issue.

Drama and stress also shows up in the endocrine system, particularly in the adrenal glands. The body may not produce enough cortisol, a chemical which gives us energy. We may even begin to feel both wired and tired, where we experience fatigue but can’t seem to rest. Insomnia can be v