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Dr. Ali’s Stress Course – The Oxygen Model of Stress

  Majid Ali, M.D. What Is Stress?   The Oxygen Model of Stress Majid Ali, M.D. Stress, first and foremost, is an oxygen problem. The negative health effects of what is commonly called stress are caused by disruptions of oxygen homeostasis, whether starting with deep disappointments of life or with disruption of bowel and liver ecosystems. My patients with severe,

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Demand Nor Offer Forgiveness, Act Compassion

Demand Nor Offer Forgiveness, Act Compassion Majid Ali, M.D. Search for happiness brings more unhappiness than anything else. Next to this search, demands for forgiveness brings more unhappiness than anything else. Those who can forgive don’t need to be asked. Those who cannot stop demanding forgiveness cannot accept it. This is the short, true, and complete story of forgiveness. When

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Beware Living: A Life Lived by Expectations of Others

Majid Ali, M.D. BeWare Living is a life of anger. Anger is a child of the thinking mind—the cortical monkey, in my language of self-healing (autoregulation). This monkey cannot be banished with mere words. Indeed, he thrives on clever schemes and convoluted theories. The mind forever recycles past misery and, when this is not enough, precycles feared future misery. Healing

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What Is Chronic Stress?

What Is Chronic Stress? A Matter of Biology, Not An Issue of Psychology Majid Ali, M.D. I designate chronic stress as biologic addiction. Alcoholism, cocaine addiction, chronic anxiety, and chronic anger are all matters of biology, not issues of psychology. The same holds for chronic stress. My view of chronic stress being a biologic addiction is likely to surprise  most

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What Is Stress? – Dr. Ali’s Stress Course

Majid Ali, M.D. Stress, first and foremost, is an oxygen problem. The negative health effects of what is commonly called stress are caused by disruptions of oxygen homeostasis, whether starting with deep disappointments of life or with disruption of bowel and liver ecosystems. I present my guidelines for preventing negative bodily effects of stress in a companion article entitled “The Seven

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