On the heels of a lively, fun-filled discussion with a small group of philosophers, I outlined some key concepts and takeaways from Robert Sapolsky's 2004 book; Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. Before we go into this highlight reel, I would like to point out that this particular book isn't Robert's most recent title, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (2017) goes into greater depth regarding, not only stress but the entire spectrum of human behaviour. Besides, I often go back to older titles from my favourite authors and Robert is no exception, I have read all his books multiple times and use his material routinely in written and philosophical reference. My bias is revealing, yes, Sapolsky is a fav but doesn't take it from me, his life's research as a primatologist and endocrinologist is well respected in his own community of scientists. From the spare tires of unwanted fat deposits around our bellies to a Keekorok baboon tribe in South Africa, Robert Sapolsky's research touches on all aspects of stress, how it manifests in a destructive pathway towards our future health and well being and those around us.
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