I love learning.
Last week I shared a success with you.
A participant in one of my programs who improved her blood chemistry, decreased pain by 90% and reduced inflammation by focusing on one thing: reducing the over-activation of the autonomic nervous system.
I want to dive further into this concept of an over-activated nervous system and share my school notes with you.
+++ Lesson #1 – How Our Stress Chemistry Works +++
There’s a signalling mechanism for stress chemistry.
Let me explain:
When the body notices that it’s secreting adrenal substances* (because of a stressor, a threat etc.), the body simultaneously secretes the substances that break these substances down.
[*Adrenal substances are: adrenaline and noradrenaline. (aka: epinephrine and norepinephrine)]
This means that if you don’t secrete more of these adrenal substances, you stop stressing yourself.
In other words: don’t release any more adrenaline and noradrenaline, and you stop stressing yourself into more adrenalized states. You stop scaring yourself.
Do this long enough, and the body starts to heal, for real.
It starts to regenerate the cells of gut* and other body systems.
(*But the gut is key because this is where our nutrient (carbohydrate, fat, protein) & micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) absorb to give fuel for our regeneration processes.)
The immune system comes back online in a positive way.
Anti-inflammation exceeds inflammation.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Learn how to know when your system goes into alert mode because if you don’t feel it, there’s no cue to stop the stress and allow the system to come down.
Let the system come down, and do its job.
Then you won’t keep scaring yourself into more stress.
Less scaring yourself means more healing and long-term vitality.