Understanding Resilience

In its simplest form, resilience is often thought of as the ability to bounce back from life and health setbacks, stresses, and difficulties. But it doesn’t mean pushing through, sucking it up or just trying harder or even trying to remove stress from your life. In fact, to grow your potential, you need to experience stress and adversity. So what’s really important is how we can help our brains adapt to stressors.

It’s also not about trying to be perfect. Resilience is a dynamic state of balance in the brain and the body. It is a dance between stress – which can become toxic – and protective or resilience factors that keep stress in check. These factors are slightly different for each person, depending on your make-up, genes and environment.

In more scientific terms, resilience is the ability to maintain adaptation and keep adjusting on a physiological, brain and body level in the face of significant adversity or challenging life or health circumstances.

We Can Shift Our Resilience

not stuck at the level of resilience we currently have available to us. Growing our resilience factor is the key to overall wellbeing, happiness, and quality of life. It’s achievable for every person, no matter where you are with health, happiness, and life right now. If you suffer from chronic health issues, enhancing your resilience can help you regain your life, reduce suffering and shift your mental wellbeing and feel like your best self again.

The Allosteric Load

The scientific term for the total stress load on the brain and body is the allosteric load, Researchers measure this total stress load with biomarkers for inflammation, levels of exposure to chronic stress, genes, and our lifestyle. Our brains are also impacted by how stressful the environment feels. If the brain sees the environment as highly stressful, it expends a considerable amount of energy to maintain balance. This energy output leads to more metabolic and cell wear and tear in the brain and the body – a higher allosteric load.

In the UK, most GP appointments are due to stress – whether directly, such as anxiety or indirectly – when stress makes everything from diabetes to chronic pain worse and hard to control.

Resilience medicine aims to reduce this total brain and body stress burden and allow you to reach a happier, healthier brain and body state. This is achieved through maintaining balance in the Endocannabinoid System by introducing cannabinoids, by diet, supplements and medication, by mind-body interventions and biodata tracking.

Sadly, stress is not dealt well with under the conventional medicine model. Most doctors are not taught about the allosteric load mode of stress or the endocannabinoid system in detail. Our stress response is a dynamic process, and RM gives you a practical and achievable plan to respond to it.

Using the Resilience Medicine system, we can enhance our ‘R’ score by shifting the perception of our environment. This reduces distress in our brains and decreases the negative impact of toxic stress on our health and wellbeing. In turn, this enhances the quality of life, activates inner potential for healing, and helps us bounce back.

The Birth of Resilience Medicine

Resilience Medicine is a system born out of over a decade of Dr Dani’s clinical experience in treating patients and helping them to increase their resilience levels whatever their health challenges. Combining cannabis medicines, nutrition, mind-body approaches and biodata tracking, RM is the applied science of health resilience based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, evidence-based plant medicines, and medications where needed.

RM results from the interventions Dr Dani found worked best to lower a person’s total stress load, promote healing, improve their quality of life and allow people to achieve peak mental and physical wellbeing. By finding the key to reduce chronic toxic stress on a brain and body level, people can become happier, healthier, and able to bounce back faster – more resilient in every way.

“Health and wellness advice can be so broad, vague, and overwhelming that it is hard to know what to do each day while still having time for living life. Not everyone has time for endless hours in the kitchen or for meditating several times a day, stuck in the tyranny of an impossible to maintain wellness regime.

RM gives you the tools to become the architect of your own wellness – tracking what works and seeing your progress with practical steps to suit your unique requirements.”

Dr Dani Gordon, Founder of Resilience Medicine