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The Nuance

The Brain and Body Prioritize Adaptation, Not Balance

‘Allostasis’ is reshaping science’s understanding of disease and disorder

In ancient Greece, the top medical minds believed that the function of the human brain and body was dependent on the proper ratio of four internal fluids which were known as the “humors.” Too much or too…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.