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  • The Potent Mind Body States Jerry H. Gelbart, M.D.
  • This is your body
  • This is your mind
  • This is what happens in your body under stress Short term…
    • Concentration impairment
    • Distractible, overwhelmed
    • Insomnia
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Increased self-doubt
    • Increased Heart Rate
    • Increased Blood Pressure
    • Increased Vascular Resistance
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Increased stomach acid
    • Ulcers
    • Gastro-esophageal reflux
    • Decreased blood flow to kidneys
    • Sympathetic Nervous System: “Fight or Flight”
    • Increases in Nor-epinephrine and Epinephrine
    • Muscle tension
    • Headaches
    • Chest tightness
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Stress Response “borrows” resources from Immune and Endocrine Systems
    • Adrenal Glands: Increased Cortisol
    • Pituitary Gland: Increased Prolactin, Endorphins, Vasopressin
    • Pancreas: Increased Glucagon
    • Decreases in
    • reproductive and growth hormones
    • Releases T-lymphocytes AND blood vessel walls secrete substance that binds these cells creating plaque
    • Increased ACTH blocks Interferon which then reduces responsiveness of White Blood Cells
  • And long term…
    • Decreases in Nerve Growth Factor: Brain cells die, Depression, Stroke
    • Damage to “fear circuitry” of brain
    • Impaired focusing, processing of information, problem solving
    • Heart Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Claudication
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Gastritis
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Disease
    • Diabetes
    This is what happens in your body under stress
    • Muscle Tension,
    • Chronic pain
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • More likely to catch common cold
    • Longer recovery and wound healing times (after surgery, infections, heart attack)
    • Faster aging of cells
    • Gene that enhances production of lymphocytes and boosts activity of killer cells can be 50% decreased
    • Weakened response to flu vaccine
  • This is what happens in your body when you do something calming, such as sitting next to the ocean, or meditating
    • Decreased Heart Rate
    • Decreased Blood Pressure
    • Decreased Oxygen consumption
    • Decreased CO2 Output
    • Improved Digestion
    • Increased Blood Flow
    • to Kidneys
    Decreased Glucocorticoids Decreased Sympathetic Decreased Autonomic
    • “ Recharges Battery” of Immune System
    • ?Enhancements of Immune system using relaxation techniques?
    You have told your brain there is no current threat so neurochemistry can re-stabilize
  • This is your body angry, or even resentful
    • Narrows focus of attention
    • Puts you in “Attack” mode
    • Shame and anger increase Cortisol especially when PERSONAL
    • “ Righteous Anger” can become an addiction
    Increased Heart Rate Increased Blood Pressure Increased Testosterone Increased Adrenaline Increased Cortisol levels, especially when personal. Public shame highest of all
    • Muscle tension and associated symptoms
    • Many people carry their emotions in their guts
  • This is what happens in your body when you feel love or compassion
    • Stimulates “Pleasure Center”
    • Increased Serotonin
    • Increases in Nor-epinephrine and Epinephrine
    • Increased Dopamine
    • Increased Vasopressin
    • Increased Oxytocin
    • Increased Pheromones
    • Loving relationships correlate with:
    • Less infections
    • Quicker healing after heart attack, surgery, etc.
    • Loneliness HUGE risk factor for catching colds,
    • RISKIER THAN SMOKING!
  • This is what happens in your body in the short term when you exercise:
    • Increased Nor-epinephrine enhances mood
    • Increased brain energy consumption
    • Endorphins improve mood, euphoria
    • Blunting of stress response
    • Short-term Increase in
    • Heart Rate and BP
    • Sweating
    • Increased Endorphins
    • Increased Ammonia causes fatigue in muscles
  • This is what happens in your body when you exercise regularly over a longer period:
    • Builds and maintains healthy bone structure
    • Builds Muscle Strength
    • Decreased risk of various metabolic
    • and cardiovascular diseases
    • Increased Cognitive Function
    • Increased level of nerve growth factors
    • Supports survival and growth of neuronal cells
    • Neuro-protective
  • This is what happens in your body from wear and tear of negative habits or “Coping strategies”
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Headaches
    • Strokes
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Seizures
    • Neuropathies
    • Alcohol Dementia
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Heart Attacks
    • Lung Diseases and Cancer
    • Peptic Ulcers
    • Esophagitis
    • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
    • Nutritional Deficiencies
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Pancreatitis
    • Kidney stones
    • Liver diseases including Cirrhosis
    • Muscle twitching
    • Weight Gain
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTHY EMOTIONS REDUCES UNHEALTHY EMOTIONS… (AND THE WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR BODY)
  • YOU CAN CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL ! TO LEARN HOW GO TO WWW.THEPOTENTMIND.COM