How Psychological Abuse Contributes To Your Toxic Load.

The effects of stress and trauma on your kidneys and liver.

Write Mind Matters
5 min readJun 13, 2022
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“ … in order to thrive we must receive the raw materials that we need to carry out our biological processes and we must stay away from influences that are harmful and which impair our machine from functioning normally.” — Stephen J. Genuis & colleagues.

Psychological and emotional trauma is not only mentally taxing, but it's also a physiological load on every inch of your body. Once your kidneys, liver, and lymphatics are overworked, the rest of your body begins to struggle too.

“Stress is a condition whereby environmental factors tax or exceed the adaptive capacity of individuals to a point where psychological and physiological responses may place them at risk for disease.” — Dr Marino A. Bruce & colleagues.

Many toxins, including heavy metals and pesticides, are not able to be flushed and remain in our elimination organs, though I will discuss these in future, today’s story is mostly about the toxic buildup that can occur from stress and trauma.

A lot of information is available on how kidney and liver disorders lead to psychiatric disorders, though the research on the bi-directional relationship is still relatively new.

What is psychological abuse?

Abuse is deliberate and mostly repetitive, there are breaks in between, though that is part of the abuse. Victims are broken down and then put back together to be broken again.

A victim doesn’t become a victim by leaving. Instead, victims are groomed till they believe without a doubt that their abuser would never hurt them, then when they do hurt them, their abuser quickly blames the victim, assuming a position of teacher and saviour.

An abuser will bandage the cuts on their own victims while saying, “You shouldn’t have made me so angry.”



Write Mind Matters

BA(psych), GradDipPsych(student), DipHlthSc(NatNut)|Parenting, personality disorders & trauma.


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