The Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Body?
From the desk of Kevin Gianni www.renegadehealth.com
“I used to think that eating processed foods was the worst possible thing you could do to your body. I still think it’s in the top three, but after spending a lot of time over the last few years with some really sharp clinical practitioners, I’ve learned a few things about truly one of the worst things you can do to the body.
One of the worst things that you can do to your body besides the obvious – drugs, eating junk food, excess sugar, etc – is putting it through emotional and environmental stress.
I know, you’ve heard me talk about the dangers of stress before, but let me get into a little more detail. It’s not the actual stress that wrecks your health, it’s the chemical changes it causes in your body. This is why it is possibly one of the worst things you can subject your body to. As you know, stress can come from various sources…
- Your Thoughts
- Your Job
- Your relationships
- The environment
- Over exercise
- Excess sugar
- Over use of Stimulants (coffee, teas, cacao, drugs)
These seven things (and more) all can increase the amount of cortisol in the body. Excess cortisol can interfere with a bunch of different processes causing poor health.
First is Immunity
If you have too much cortisol, you suppress immune function by suppressing the activity of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This prevents the release of neurotransmitters that help immune function.
So basically, all you’ve heard about stress being related to illness is dead on. If you’re stressed out, you’re going to get sick.
Second is how your Metabolism is Regulated and what you Crave
When you have too much stress, you can crave salty or sugary foods. Cravings of these foods are very real; because the body is looking for minerals or fuel (in the form of sugars) to continually adjust to your metabolic imbalances.
Many times, when you fix the adrenals and eliminate the stress, you can get rid of some of the physiological cravings – the emotional ones require a different set of skills to eliminate!
Third are Cardiovascular Issues
Poor adrenal function leads to changes in how your body regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Inability to regular your cardiovascular system can lead to poor circulation, high or low blood pressure and all diseases related to these issues, particularly hypertension.
Fourth is Thinner Skin and Weaker Bones
Excess cortisol is directly related to thinner skin and weaker bones. Weaker bones are related to the inability of hormones to regular body processes, as well as the excess acidity that is created in the body when excess cortisol is present.
Managing stress and making sure you have plenty of minerals and vitamin D is a much better strategy than drugs for those who have symptoms or signs of osteoporosis.
I hope that helps you understand why you need to take care of your adrenals. I know from experience what it’s like to have adrenal fatigue and it’s not anything I’d wish on anyone.
The best thing to do is take preventative steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to you, instead of waiting until you’ve damaged your adrenals and then struggle to fix them.”
The reason why many people do not have success with physiotherapists, chiropractors and prescribed medications is because the focus is on the area of the pain (the symptom) but the actual underlying source is somewhere else within the body… and in most cases is tied to repressed emotional stresses… many times stemming back to early childhood.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most powerful ways to tackle this type of emotional stress and repressed emotions and, thousands of people have had miraculous results from just one session of Hypnotherapy, shedding weight and removing pain that they have been suffering from for years.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses in your life… talk to us… Hypnotherapy may well be the answer you have been looking for. Call us on 0424 671 411 for a free consultation where we will ascertain whether or not we can help… if not, we will refer you to someone who can. You do not have to live with this…