You should listen to this Ted Talk that Elisabeth Blackburn did. She talked about this little fellow called Tetrahymena, more commonly known as pond scum. Why? Because she wanted to understand why those cells never get old or die …
While researching this, she discovered several things over time. Firstly that the very ends of chromosomes, known as telomeres never get old or die in the Tetrahymena (pond scum). Secondly, there was an enzyme that could replenish, make longer telomeres. Finally, she started to work with Elissa Epel. Her expertise is in the effects of severe, chronic psychological stress on our minds and our body’s health. And they discovered “something unheard of: the more chronic stress you are under, the shorter your telomeres, meaning the more likely you were to fall victim to an early disease span and perhaps untimely death”.
Of course, we already knew that with studies and observations. But we didn’t know why!
That is for me, another reason why the Lightning Process is worth being looked at. Indeed, at the Lightning Process, one of our main teaching, is to give you the tools to stop or at least to drastically slow down the chronic stress which is one of the main cause of chronic illnesses.
Find the transcript below and don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about the Lightning Process. Continue reading Thanks to pond scum, toward a better understanding of the effects of chronic stress.