It is a truism that the brain influences the body and that peripheral physiology influences the brain. Never is this clearer than during stress, where the subtlest emotions or the most abstract though
Daily stress can release excess levels of cortisol, affecting the brain’s size, structure, and function.
Chronic stress and high levels of cortisol create long-lasting brain changes.
We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the sho...