Breaking free from societal stress
Chronic stress young adults suffer at the very time they are most likely to conceive children may prove the perennial cause of ill health in unequal industrial societies .
What it is all about
Provision for making their upcoming child's primal period a stressless break in their lives is the way young procreators put primal prevention into practice. New public-health policies are needed to help them meet the challenge and, thereby, favor next-generations' health, lust for life and solidarity.
How it all started
Whereas early childhood had long been considered important for a person to develop social skills , a fast-developing knowledge in epigenetics suddenly threw light on how the key period does start at the very conception. For example, observations in humans, as well as in other primates and in non-human mammals [54, 55, 56, 59, 60], showed that any chronic stress parents would endure during their offspring's primal period was likely to have undesirable, lifelong consequences. Finally, disquieting social-epidemiology observations of economically developed countries marred by inequalities appeared to me to make sense. They may reflect delayed epigenetic consequences of chronic stress .
What it will change
More and more young people willing to take a career break during their child’s primal period does not go unnoticed . Thus, as a major blind spot in our cultural field progressively disappears, our voracious healthcare system might finally be kept to a diet.