There is a growing body of evidence that too much psychological stress can cause inflammation in the body. And when psychological stress is not addressed the inflammatory response from the body can become chronic and impair both physical and mental health. Inherited genes are not static and DNA activity can depend on actions within a person's control.
Mindfulness with Acceptance and Behaviour therapy is proven and effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other mental health issues.
When we connect with our true values, rather than what we think other people want us to be, we get in touch with who we really are and that frees us from a lot of distress of feeling judged and worrying about what others think. This freedom to explore our values and be who we want to be leads us on a path to a healthy and rewarding life.