Today we talk with Dr. Jonny Bowden about the vaping crisis, and with Robin Perry Braun about understanding trauma bonds.
The Vaping Crisis
I’m sure you’ve heard the recent news about people suffering from lung illness due to vaping. Vaping has taken the population by storm. It was marketed to be safe, and better than cigarettes for your health. Of course with anything that is profitable, everyone wants to jump in and make some money. The market became saturated with e-vaping devices, nicotine pods, and THC liquid for inhalation. You could literally buy it anywhere. Dr. Jonny Bowden joins us today to talk about where we went wrong, and how this is so destructive to our health.
The vaping crisis is almost like what happened with cigarette’s…on a smaller scale. Doctors at one point were telling pregnant mothers that smoking cigarettes was OK and will even ease your pregnancy! Oh, how the times have changed. But with vapes, the liquid is full of chemicals that simply have not been tested. And now, we are seeing the negative effects of long-term usage. Listen in to to hear Dr. Jonny talk about this, along with how vaping contributes to even more health related issues.
Understanding Trauma Bonds
If you have never read or heard about the Stockholm syndrome, here is a link to read about it. To summarize, it is where the person who is kidnapped becomes bonded to their captor. It is a psychological thing that happens when you experience trauma, but that trauma usually ends with love and a deep connection. This is why a lot of people stay in abusive relationships. Robin Perry Braun joins us to talk about this today. She tells us exactly how that relationship may begin, because most times the abuse is absent until later on in relationships. And, she talks about how you can seek help if you feel you may be dealing with something like this.