Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist interested in exploring the intersection between neuroscience, immunology, and the deepest inner workings of the human heart.

Her most recent book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, examines the lifelong consequences—both emotional and physical—of adverse childhood experiences, and offers readers suffering from chronic conditions a window to healing.

Donna’s other works include The Autoimmune Epidemic (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 2008, 2009), which investigates the causes of a growing environmental health crisis, and The Last Best Cure (Hudson Street Press / Penguin, 2013), which chronicles a year-long journey to test a variety of mind-body therapies in order to unlock the restorative powers of the brain. She is also the author of A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer—Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them. (Perseus, 2003).

Show Notes

In this episode, we talk with Donna Jackson Nakazawa about her new book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal. I invited Donna on because I think the information in this new book is vital for therapists.

Donna has a wonderful way of breaking down this information in an accessible and useful way. What she shares about intergenerational trauma is fascinating.

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