Amazing that a tiny almond-shaped amygdala deep inside the brain is involved in processing intense negative emotions - anxiety, fear and stress.
Even more amazing that the amygdala can trigger MI/heart attack and other cardiac episodes.
A “broken heart” is both emotional/thought and physical.
The amygdala is the source of what we call the ego, the “me” of you and the “me” of me. It is what rises up to defend, to prove itself right, to feel pride instead of humility.
Studies at Harvard and other institutions find that strong emotions (emanating from thoughts) can and do trigger cardiac disease and heart attacks.
Think about your precious hours of today.
Where will your heart spend its day? - in fear and worry, or in loving and appreciating your life, your family, your friends, your opportunities, your ability to love?
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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