The human body is designed to self heal, with some help from us, the research literature also taught me that body pain can be caused by a buildup of toxins in the body. It turns out that some of us are good purgers, eliminators of body toxins, and some of us are not.
Longevity and well-being benefits attributed to deep connections with others are at least partly due to higher levels of the love hormone oxytocin. When you have an orgasm you are flooded with oxytocin which helps you to handle stress better, reduce cravings for drugs, alcohol, and sweets, protect your heart from stress, allow your heart to respond better to higher demands, and heal by reducing inflammation and cell death.
Standing in an ancient grove next to an over 1,000 year old olive tree that’s still bearing fruit is awe inspiring. Especially since I had come to Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese on a quest, well, several actually.