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  • Writer's pictureTamara Kitt McClure

Health Bites with Dr. Tamara

Good Day to you all!

Happy Tuesday from beautiful San Diego!

I don't know about you, but sometimes I have one of those days that just doesn't go as expected. Today was one of those days. Not enough sleep, alarm turned off, battery died on son's phone, daughter didn't wake up either.... so we were all basically late today. Well, I wasn't late, but I didn't get my shower, no time to make my lemon water or my delicious fatty coffee ... I could have screamed, shouted, mouthed off in anger, but I didn't. I'm not sure if it's just my age, or my lifestyle, or my faith, but I have learned that some things just aren't worth my energy.

When we allow ourselves to get all down in the sumps, or get angry, or let our emotions run wild about something that we DON'T have any control over (TIME), there are many things that go on in your body that can be detrimental to your health.

When we get angry, our heart rate speeds up, increasing arterial tension, testosterone production increases, cortisol, our stress hormone decreases, and the left hemisphere of our brain becomes more stimulated, according to a recent study by scientists from the University of Valencia that analyses the change in the brain's cardiovascular, hormonal, and asymmetric activation response when we get angry.

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