Episode 085: Welcome back to another instalment of Real Health Radio. This week we are looking at the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study. It uncovers how trauma as a child can impact on someone’s health and behaviours in later life. And despite the study being nearly 20 years old, too few people know about considering its importance.
Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode:
3:35 Vincent Felitti and Kaiser Permanente
5:30 The drop out rates at the obesity clinic
6:05 The surprising discovery
10:45 How the CDC got involved and started the ACE study
12:25 What are adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
17:00 How common are they?
20:05 What impact do they have on health?
24:30 Why do they impact on health and behaviour?
38:20 Comparing this to some of Malcolm Gladwell’s work
48:40 How ACEs could skew research results
49:55 What can we do about the situation
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Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.
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