Updated: Jun 10, 2018
**Please watch the video**
What is it?
It’s a tribute to Dr. Vincent Felitti.
He uncovered one of the most important findings in medical history, which is the link between early childhood adversity/abuse and chronic illness later in life.
The study is called The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, or The ACE Study for short.
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But, the vast majority of doctors and health professionals have ZERO clue about this research.
I want this to change and I believe it HAS to if we are to heal our overall health and wellness epidemic.
In this video tribute he talks about the his study of 17,000+ people in the USA and the staggering results of childhood trauma and chronic illness and the most challenging health issues and why it has been so challenging to get this statistically significant research into the mainstream health practice field.
He also speaks about how those in the healing and medical professions need to come to terms with their own early adversities and their traumatic pasts in order for this research to be taken seriously.
… I do hope that you can carve out 19 minutes to watch this tribute. (It is so important to learn this.)
I've been battling to share this research with everyone because of my own self coming to terms with my own childhood adversity, (my ACE score a 5). However, I watched this video today and just had to share it with you because I can’t deny this scientific truth and our reality anymore, and to keep it hidden from you would be a true disservice to my clients, my work, and the world.
Please share this with as many people as you know. On your Facebook profile. With your doctor. With your family. With anyone who is interested in helping the world heal.
What this man uncovered explains where so much of our pain comes from, both individually and collectively.
And PLEASE remember, no one is born wanting to be sick or wanting to hurt or harm others. It is our environment, how we are nurtured, how we are cared for that creates our reality, our health, and what it means to experience deep goodness.
Thanks for being here, listening and learning.
Entire books have been written about this research- here are two I recommend:
Plus, here is a popular TED talk, How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across A Lifetime, presented by a prominent doctor Nadine Burke-Harris that is worth a watch as well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ariel Zimmerlein is a Holistic Health Coach and Farmer. She uses her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and her lifetime learning and experience with chronic illness and childhood trauma to empower others to live life fully regardless of the circumstances they have been given. She runs her farm, AZ Farm and Wellness, and loves to grow food for its inner and outer healing benefits.
She focuses her practice on nutrition, stress, with special interest in mental/emotional health. She serves those with chronic health conditions who are challenged by pain, isolation, depression, and anxiety. Visit her at www.azfarmwellness.com to learn more.