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Biology of Trauma® Podcast

With Dr. Aimie Apigian MD, MS, MPH

Episode 57

ACEs: How The Body Holds & Hides Pain

“The most important question in understanding obesity is how old were you when you first began putting on weight? And then the next question, that's a safe question, I mean nobody gets upset with that. Next question, why do you think it was then? Why not three years earlier or five years later? Why then? What was going on?”
~Dr. Vincent Felitti

Show Notes: 

In this episode we are going to talk about the history of ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences and what they taught us about coping mechanisms and how we hide our pain.

 

We’re answering the question: What do ACEs show us about escapes from our pain.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How preventive measures involving addressing stored trauma could be a game-changer for medicine
  • How the correlation between obesity and childhood sexual abuse was discovered
  • Why conditions like obesity and addiction are judged unfairly
  • Why obesity and addiction shouldn’t be viewed as “problems”
  • Why focusing on diet for weight loss has a low success rate

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11 Responses

  1. It is a sad reality to see so much suffering over events that were out of a child/teen/adult’s control.
    Thank you for an excellent podcast and for the supportive resources you included.

  2. Wow! This was powerful. “How old were you when you began putting on weight?” “Why do you think it was then, .. why not three years earlier or five years later…What else was going on….. How do you think these ACE’s have affected your life ongoing? These are such simple, yet profoundly powerful questions. And so very interesting that even just having the ACEs questions included in the intake questionnaire (i.e. essentially providing a safe space to voice the concerns) made such a significant difference in multiple outcomes! And then to have a caring, listening practitioner offer safe space to open up reinforces the importance of feeling safe and supported.

    THANK YOU for these episodes….. as an unlicensed Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, these podcasts offer an awareness and thought provoking perspective that I keep in mind as I work with clients with a variety of chronic conditions.

  3. So enjoyed this podcast as I continue my journey discovering the biology of trauma. I am listening to so many podcasts and reading books that are finally supporting this theory. So excited that this information is starting to really take hold and hopefully the main stream medical community will get on board. I had polio at 4 months and have had pain all of my life. Honestly I believe that a lot of the pain is stored trauma from that experience and being in an unsafe alcoholic family environment. NEVER FEELING SAFE. I will be joining you in March! Great information-as always!
    Greatful!

  4. Amazing info showing the connection of ACEs with health issues as adults. Just loved asking hard questions, listening & accepting the person is the doing ! Thanks so much

  5. Amazing info showing the connection of ACEs with health issues as adults. Just loved asking hard questions, listening & accepting the person is the doing needed! Heartbreaking testimonies of the willingness to take on
    unhealthy lifestyles to hide & tolerate the pain of trauma. Thanks so much

  6. Excellent info … dr. Aimee has such an easy voice to listen to. She’s real, authentic, can laugh and be serious too. Makes it all so understandable!

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