2010.01.14 Few

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  • Alarm Stage blood sugar rises for fight or flee stimulates glucagon and insulin to balance blood sugar levels Adaptation/Resistance Stage adrenals overworked/ hormones out of balance body less responsive to cortisol – needs more so less DHEA adrenals start to tire - thyroid activity falls (affected by low DHEA to cortisol ratio) - hypothyroid symptoms appear – constipation, depressed mood, poor memory/concentration, low blood sugar , poor/unrefreshing sleep, low energy, cold hands, allergies, poor immune function, salt craving , sensitive to bright light, poor appetite, frequent thrist may suffer chronic fatigue /ME Exhaustion adrenals exhausted Cortisol and DHEA low Body slows down rate of repair slows symptoms of burn out – depression , weight gain , can’t cope , tired, chronic fatigue , poor alcohol tolerance, headaches, prone to inflammation and degenerative disease weakened immune can lead to leaky gut – food allergies
  • B vitamins help GTF to help control insulin (esp. B3 which Eion is low in ) used to generate energy helps mood – esp. B3 B6 helps in stress management B6 helps good sleep
  • 2010.01.14 Few

    1. 1. Lose the fat, have more energy, and look years younger
    2. 3. Do any of these apply to you? <ul><li>Consistently feel tired </li></ul><ul><li>Easily anxious or moody </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelmed by stress </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep poorly </li></ul><ul><li>Catch colds/flu regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Too fat around the waistline </li></ul><ul><li>Dull, dry skin </li></ul>
    3. 4. Alarm Adaptation/ Resistance Exhaustion Recovery Adrenal Response Cycle <ul><li>Adrenaline </li></ul><ul><li>Cortisol </li></ul><ul><li>DHEA </li></ul><ul><li>hormones imbalanced </li></ul><ul><li>(high cortisol, lower DHEA) </li></ul><ul><li>adrenals start to tire </li></ul><ul><li>symptoms appear: </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. fatigue, poor appetite, </li></ul><ul><li>poor memory/concentration, </li></ul><ul><li>depression, food allergies </li></ul><ul><li>hormones low </li></ul><ul><li>adrenals exhausted </li></ul><ul><li>symptoms worse </li></ul><ul><li>everything stressful </li></ul><ul><li>feeling of not being able to cope </li></ul><ul><li>need to withdraw </li></ul><ul><li>rest </li></ul><ul><li>nutrient support </li></ul><ul><li>adrenal hormones </li></ul><ul><li>go back to normal </li></ul>sustained stress long term stress Stimulus
    4. 6. Blood Sugar (Low) <ul><li>low energy </li></ul><ul><li>irritability </li></ul><ul><li>need frequent meals </li></ul><ul><li>poor concentration </li></ul><ul><li>fatigue ( chronic) </li></ul><ul><li>mood ( depression) </li></ul><ul><li>unrefreshing sleep </li></ul><ul><li>anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>cold hands </li></ul><ul><li>allergies </li></ul><ul><li>poor memory/concentration </li></ul>Possible underlying problems Effects/Symptoms What can help stress Refined/high sugar diet low B vitamins low vitamin C low chromium affects reduce stress Eat complex carbohydrates increase B vitamin foods increase vitamin C foods increase chromium rich foods Eat rye & quinoa Increase vegetables Adrenal Resistance/Fatigue
    5. 7. Good News No more calorie counting More importantly   Choose the right foods
    6. 8. Avoid Inflammatory Foods <ul><li>Sugars, including starches, juice, & “hidden sugars,” I.e. dextrin (honey?) </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine: think twice before ordering that Grande …. </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat (amylopectin) </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy (other than raw) </li></ul><ul><li>Fried foods </li></ul><ul><li>Overcooked foods & Microwaved foods </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong oils (canola, etc & margarine) </li></ul><ul><li>Food additives (combinations safe?) & chemical ingredients (artificial sweeteners: Coke Zero) & pesticides/herbicides (eat organic as much as possible) </li></ul><ul><li>Beer </li></ul>
    7. 9. Foods that Heal <ul><li>Green Leafy Vegetables (preferably raw) </li></ul><ul><li>Quinoa </li></ul><ul><li>Citrus fruits, esp Grapefruit </li></ul><ul><li>Broccoli (raw or steamed) </li></ul><ul><li>Good oils, i.e. olive, sesame, and coconut (palm) </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts & Seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Avocado </li></ul><ul><li>Good proteins: Beans, Wild Fish, Tofu, Sprouts, Egg </li></ul><ul><li>Cacao </li></ul><ul><li>Tannic red wine </li></ul>
    8. 10. Smarter Food Choices = Feeling &Looking   Younger and More Vibrant

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