This article makes the connection with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and health problems later. in life. The articles suggests that two-thirds of the population in America experienced some form of traumatic stress during childhood and these experiences impact both health and longevity.Source:
Cory Turner, nprEd, January 23, 2018Description: "
When kids are exposed to very high levels of chronic stress or adversity — or really intense and scary experiences — it actually changes the way their brains and bodies are wired. And that can lead to changes in brain development, changes in the development of the immune system, our hormonal systems, and even all the way down to the way our DNA is read and transcribed. And that is what can lead to this condition that's now known as toxic stress — and put folks at an increased risk of lifelong health problems."Read the full article here!