I've been reading this BB for the past couple of months,
and have learned a great deal about LGS. But one
question that I haven't seen posted yet. So here goes.
Is there not ONE THING in common with people who
have LGS? ie stress, worry etc. See and here people
who have ben strung out on drugs or alcohol, for even years, go to re-hab for a month or two, and bounce back
like nothing ever happened. Yet I've always tried to take
pretty good care of myself, and I end up with LGS, and
in a big way. Doesn't add up. The human body seems
to have the ability to take a lot of abuse for most people.
Please help me try and understand this. Just trying to see
the "whole picture".
PS: may God richly bless you in 1999, as you have done
SO much for others
Re: Dr. Stoll
Posted by Walt Stoll on December 27, 1998 at 11:55:44:
In Reply to: Dr. Stoll posted by Glenn on December 26, 1998 at 02:06:37:
Thanks for the kind words.
If you have read my book, you know that the average person today is exposed to more than 1000 times as many stresses every day than people were just 100 years ago. less than 10% of those stresses (more than 386,000 per day per person) are psychological or social stresses. All the rest are physical stresses: chemical pollutants, electromagnetic smog, diet, etc.
Each stressor causes a fight or flight response and if the individual doesn't actually run or fight in response (And how many stresses listed above could be appropriately run from or fought?) the readiness to do so is stored in the bodymind pernanently---------at least until it is discharged by SR.
The first organ system that is cut out of the circulatory reserves, during the FOF response, is the intestinal tract.
I am not going to try to re-write the book for you here. The reason I wrote the book was to give people the tools they need to understand what you are asking. Much of what I am saying is already contained in the archives and the homepage of this site. The book just makes it easier to find.
Good question but elementary. Remember the "bell curve" and where you must live on it.
The one thing that EVERYONE with LGS needs to do is the regular practice of skilled relaxation.