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Why zebras don't get ulcers

Professor Robert Sapolsky discusses the evolutionary origins and functions of stress and reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure to stress can be in our modern lives. Mindfulness therapies can help individuals alter their responses to stressful event.

You need your blood pressure up to deliver energy, you need to turn off anything that's not essential – growth, reproduction, tissue repair – do it later if there is a later! We turn on the exact same stress response for purely psychological states and the difference is we're not doing it for a real physiological reason and we're doing it non-stop."

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