This blog is #17 in a series of blogs in the form of questions or statements about a health issue and answers. These are in the typical format used when doctors take tests.

Question #17

Which of the following has the least evidence for the therapeutic effects of journaling?

  1. Asthma
  2. Success in acquiring a job
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis
  4. Diabetes control
  5. Blood pressure reduction

That’s correct! #4.

All of these have research supporting a positive outcome with journaling. Although it would make intuitive sense that diabetes and blood sugar control would also benefit, there is no data to support this claim. 

My vive. Journaling is one of many ways to create calm in the body through its impact on the “stress hormone”  cortisol. Being able to create calm in the body is a central mechanism in preventing and reversing all chronic diseases. Please take a look at the previous blog post “Cortisol: the forgotten hormone” for more information. 

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