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Senator Chris Murphy On The Violence Inside Us
"Thank you so much for joining us. You start out your book by talking about a fistfight that you got into in first grade and I think one of the most striking things you write about that you felt like you were just hardwired to fight. Can you tell me and my listeners that story and what you meant by that? You know this is the introduction by the way. Let's the thanks for having me on. Again this is a topic that both you and I are obviously deeply committed to in this book is really about my study of the issue gun over the last seventy. Years Changed in twenty twelve of the shooting in Connecticut and I think what I wanted to communicate at the beginning of this book is a recognition that there is violence that sits inside all of us that as a species, we are hardwired for violence and well, ninety nine point, nine percent of Americans had never taken a life very few of us have never had a moment in which we didn't at least contemplate putting our hands on someone else. That's because our species is actually more violent, much more violent historically then almost any other and so it's important for us to recognize that so. That we can make changes in the way that we associate with ourselves, the rules that govern us to try to tamp down that instinct, and that's what this book is really about it's about the long human has Rian violence and how we've been pretty effective in controlling it but then America's unique history of violence and how we've been very ineffective in this country at controlling it. It's interesting because you say that we're hardwired for violence and it makes me think of fight flight or freeze, which is our natural response to any kind of danger that response to sits at the bottom of our. Brain stem, which is like the most primitive part of our entire body. It has not evolved at all, and so that is there for survival mechanisms. Right is there for survival mechanisms, but our body has actually sent a message that it doesn't like to use that mechanism. So this stories in the book as well when you experience that fight or flight moment, right when you're presented with such a danger that you either run or you fight back, your body releases a hormone cortisol, and at the moment that hormone is really helpful because it helps you make quick decisions and it gives you a little. Bit more courage and strength. But in the long run cortisol breaks your brain, it breaks your brain and so if you have these fighter flight moments every day or every week, then you literally can't learn you can't relate to other human beings and so why we call the epidemic of violence in this nation of public health epidemic is because kids who live in violent neighborhoods fear for their life every time they walk to the Corner Bodega or their school in the morning, their brains are broken by this hormone that gets released over and over and over again, and so it's no coincidence that. The underperforming schools are all in the highly neighborhoods, kids whether their shot at or not. They simply are different or bodies respond differently because of this constant exposure trauma, and then you add just food vulnerability and how hard it is to find fresh produce and all of those things that helped to restore the brain, restore the body, and then it becomes a whole other issue nourishment makes it very difficult for a child to learn and for a brain to grow. I. Want to ask you how do you think violence in America is different than violence in the rest of the world the first part Of this book is really a story of the trajectory of American violence and what's interesting is that America is actually not a wildly violent place until about the middle of the eighteen hundreds and three things happen there that separate us from the rest of the world and we never returned back to Earth we became a more violent nation and we still are more validation and quickly the three things are in their interesting I. It's the expansion of the slave population in the south. After the invention of the cotton gin more slaves means more violence in the country kind of becomes anesthetize to violence. Numb to it because it's what is necessary in order to just keep our economy together second, you've got all these waves of immigrants coming to the United States in what history tells us is that the more groups in one space at one time the more risk there is for conflicts and violence but then lastly, it's the invention of handgun and the decision of the United States to not regulate that weapon it gets sold in every corner of the United States and all of a sudden common arguments on the street become deadly because you've got this little weapon that you can hide in your pocket.
Lithium and Cognition: The Largest Study to Date
"Researchers and patients disagree about lithium patients often complain of cognitive dulling on it. But research finds that lithium has more neuro protective effects than other mood stabilisers lithium prevents dementia and it increases hippocampal on mic della volume as well as cortisol thickness. This study is the largest longitudinal study of cognition in lithium to date Catherine, burdock and colleague started with two hundred and sixty two patients with bipolar one disorder sixty. Four percent of whom were taking lithium. Their study had two key findings with the main limitation that neither were controlled first, they found no difference at baseline cognitive testing for patients taking or not taking lithium. This suggests that Lithium's cognitive effects are at least not much different from those of other meds bi polar the ones who are not on lithium had more severe, manic and depressive symptoms at the time of testing. Second they did Longitudinal testing on the patients who responded well to lithium and half of the ones on lithium did have good sustained stability on it when these patients were followed up about four months later, a third of them had improved cognition and there was no evidence of worsen cognition on the lithium. These encouraging results are in contrast to uncontrolled studies that show mild impairments on measures of processing speed, verbal learning, and creativity with long-term Lithium use today's study didn't actually look at creativity also in studies of healthy subjects, lithium doesn't seem to impair cognition. The researchers attributed part of the cognitive success they observed to the relatively low levels of lithium used around point six Sarum level, which is within the zero point six, two, zero point eight range recommended for maintenance therapy. I'm only aware of one controlled study cognition on lithium. It was a two thousand sixteen trial by Michael, burks group that randomize patients to lithium or Qu. Opinions. Sarah, quill for Mania and at follow up one year. Later, the lithium patients had better verbal fluency. The bottom line lithium likely has cognitive benefits but patients may feel slowdown Dole or uncreative on it. Stick to the lower dose range
Can Your Diet Help Reduce Stress?
"What nutritional things can we do to help our stress levels and what can we do about the belly fat that being more stressed makes us onto. Well Kristen is not the only one feeling more stressed. In recent months the American Psychological Association conducts an annual poll to gauge overall stress levels in the population and the specific things that people are stressed about change from year to year. But the overall level of stress remains fairly constant even in the best of times, the majority of Americans report living with moderate to high levels of stress and they feel that their stress levels aren't healthy. Well, not surprisingly a new poll conducted in April and May of twenty twenty found that reported stress levels have jumped up considerably in response to the global. Pandemic. As. Many of us know all too well reaching for sweets or other comfort foods is a typical coping mechanism when we're stressed and with many people cooped up at home stress and boredom eating is definitely on the rise leading to weight gain, and if that weren't bad enough research does suggest that when we're stressed those comfort calories may lead to weight gain more quickly because of those high cortisol levels that Kristen mentioned. A couple of months ago I actually gave an online workshop with some strategies to help reduce stress eating, and if you missed that the replay is still available, you can access that at way less dot life slash healthy at home way last life slash healthy at home for some strategies to reduce stress eating. But wouldn't it be great if there were foods or nutrients that could defuse anxiety and ward off the negative effects of daily stress? No wonder I see. So many magazine and Web articles about Stress Busting Foods. Unfortunately, a lot of these are just puff pieces with little to no scientific basis sometimes, however, journalists will interview actual scientists about the research. The problem is that researchers often use that word stress to means something very different than what the general population of stress and that often leads to confusion. When we say we're stressed. We usually mean that we feel overwhelmed or anxious too many demands, deadlines and worries and not enough time money and energy to get it all done. Researchers on the other hand often measure physiological stress responses which don't necessarily correspond to our psychological experience. So when they report that food or a nutrient has an effect on stress that doesn't necessarily mean that you will feel better or. When you eat it let me just give you one example. In a story on the connection between Diet and stress researcher Robert. Ludwig told the morning edition about an experiment that he did on obese teenage boys in which the boys who eight highly processed cereal for breakfast had higher levels of Adrenaline, which is a stress hormone. Then those who ate a high protein breakfast instead. And the boys who ate more protein were also less hungry and they ate fewer calories at lunch. So chalk one up for a high protein breakfast. Unfortunately nobody asked the boys about their mood or how stressed they fell. So we don't know whether those different breakfast meals had any effect on whether they felt any more or less stressed. Nonetheless, if you had heard that piece on the radio, you probably would have concluded as did the reporter that eating lots of refined carbs and sugar will make you feel more stressed and anxious. But hang on just a minute because in her book, the Serotonin powered Diet Dr Judas Werthmann claims that a big dose of refined carbohydrates is exactly what you should eat to feel more relaxed and happy, and that's because refined carbohydrates promote the production of Serotonin, a feel good neurotransmitter. So which is it are we supposed to eat carbs or are we supposed to avoid them to beat stress? Will the reason that these two scientists seem to be contradicting one? Another is that they're measuring completely different things. Ludwig is looking at the effect of Diet on adrenal hormones and Workman is describing the effect of Diet on neurotransmitters of the to neuro transmitters probably have a closer relationship to our mood. Nonetheless I. Think the disadvantages of Workmen's approach outweigh. The benefits eating refined carbohydrates may temporarily boost your serotonin levels after all. That's probably why we crave them when we feel down. But they also send your blood sugar, insulin energy and appetite on a roller coaster ride and riding that rollercoaster on a regular basis is a good way to increase your risk of type two diabetes and heart
The Trifecta: Hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and leaky gut
"On today's episode. We're going to be digging deep into some nutrition science about thyroid disease specifically about hypothyroidism the adrenals leaky gut, and it's going to be with Dr Becky Campbell. So surprise, this episode is actually an old episode that aired almost two years ago. So a lot of you new listeners around here. Hey, love Ya probably haven't heard this one yet, and it is one of my favorites that I have done plus it's so packed with information that I figured it's time to bring this one up again. So Dr Becky Campbell is our guest today and she is a functional medicine practitioner who is sharing her personal health journey through sickness with conventional medicine to finally finding health with functional medicine. So we are diving into the causes of thyroid dysfunction and why we need to go so much more beyond food for true healing from stress management to heal healing gut and liver issues. Other hormonal imbalances addressing heavy metal toxicity or parasites analyst goes onto a lot of other things to disclaimer here Dr Campbell is talking about a specific. Dietary. Protocol four thyroid disease. This is one of those circumstances where it may be helpful to remove certain foods for healing if you have a diagnosis of thyroid disease or hypothyroid or hypothyroid however, if you have any history of disordered eating chronic dieting morality around foods getting stuck in the good versus bad yes I know who's or an eating disorder and a diagnosis like thyroid disease, you should one hundred percent pretty please definitely work with a practitioner who specializes in thyroid conditions and a non died approach to healing to make. Sure, you don't fall back into old patterns getting into the details a little bit. We're going to talk about the multiple functions of the thyroid gland, which goes way beyond metabolism the difference between Hypo hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's the connection between leaky gut thyroid issues, low stomach acid, and adrenal fatigue, plus the most important foods and nutrients to include to support thyroid health and why should we be eating gorgeous genyk officials if we have thyroid issues and then what labs to ask your doctor for if you suspect, you have fiery issues. I would love for you to start by talking about your personal health journey and introduce yourself and how you got where you are today. So while I got to learning about functional medicine like most functional medicine practitioners I think by being sick myself. And so I, you know I never really felt great. You know even as a kid I never felt i. think is good as the other kids around me did but when I was in my early twenties I was in college I felt really bad and this was different than my normal not feeling great I knew something was wrong and no one really had any answers for man went to so many doctors and you know, of course, they directed me to five different doctors depending on which body part on. and. You know they just ran such limited labs or they were looking for like pathologically. So you know for my stomach loading, they would do like a dusk opinion and say, Oh, you're fine. You know or they'll do a colonoscopy for some people and if there's no. Raging issue there than then you're fine. So. I kind of went on like that for a while and just started getting worse than I I was increasing my exercise and I was actually noticing that was making me gain more weight which have kind of talked about on some articles and stuff that I've done with the relation to the cortisol issues in weight gain. but. Just getting really frustrated feeling kind of hopeless and like no one was listening to me and then I found functional medicine and I was living in Atlanta at the time and I found this big center that did all they Davis Functional Medicine and I it was amazing. I was so happy you know I had I think like an hour consultation the first time which was crazy 'cause no game different and yeah. Yeah. So you know they found I had a issue and they did that by doing much more thorough lab testing than. than. They were doing in the conventional medicine model plus they were using different lab ranges, which is such a big part of this. and. Then not only did they find out that I had fired issue but they started looking for what was causing it or what was contributing to May symptoms. So after working with functional, Medicine Practitioner for was you know a few months I mean right away I started to feel better but it took about a year and then even as a practitioner I've learned more things and tested myself rather things and found there was other things I was struggling with but you know overall the point being is that there was. You know the conventional medical model, which was me looking fine to them, and then the functional medicine model, which is I found all of these issues and had a work on them right exactly
Stress, Sleep Problems and Weight Gain
"So today I am very fortunate. I have the pleasure of introducing new voice on dishing up nutrition Nikki Daring is. Here with me behind the other Mike this morning Nikki has been working at nutritional weight and wellness for the past two years. been very anxious to get a chance to be on dishing up nutrition. She is also a mother of Max almost four years old. So she has a busy life. Nikki, has also experience some of her own health problems about two and a half years ago Nikki experienced concussion from an auto accident. So she knows a lot about nutrition and concussions good morning, Nikki. It's so good to be here with you today tell our listeners a little more about yourself. Good Morning Joann thank morning much. It is so exciting to be on dishing up nutrition. Talking about my favorite topic nutrition. I'm a self-proclaimed nutrition nerd to the core. Fascinated with the effects of health food affects our body. I want to tell our listeners how I found nutritional, weight, and wellness. My after my car accident and concussion I was struggling. Even though I'd been a Dietitian for seven years working with people going through at last surgery. I didn't really know what I should eat to heal. My brain was like was habit as luck would have it I. actually stumbled upon a dishing up nutrition podcast about food to heal the brain after a concussion. From my concussion I suffered a lot of different symptoms. I had memory problems, poor focus, and fatigue just to name a few. I learned from my experience that nutrition plays a huge role in the healing process. To this day I, still I'm amazed at the healing power of nutrition. Just eating real food and eliminating those process carbs improved my focus and memory. Eating real food helped me sleep better I. Have Good Energy. As my brain continues to heal I. Know I have have to eat well to continue the healing process. I am truly a believer in the power of nutrition. That's great. Nikki. Thank you. Our listeners can appreciate the healing journey you have experienced. So today to prepare for our topic. We asked listeners to send in their questions about stress and sleep, and we received hundreds of questions. If you are having trouble falling asleep. Or staying asleep, not only do we both understand firsthand, but we have many possible solutions to share with you today. I can certainly relate to this topic because a health problem I personally needed to work on with sleep that was huge for me, and now I make sure I get at least seven and a half hours of sleep most nights. Parents you know our sleep is often challenged by our children whether they are babies, toddlers, teens, or even adult children who have moved back home because of life circumstances, our job layoff restrictions, and certainly now do to covid nineteen. We've got a lot of things that have happened for people. One thing I know for sure is when I don't sleep at least seven and a half hours most nights, I start packing on a few extra pounds and my clothes don't fit right. Frustrating, very frustrating. Before, we start answering questions sent in by many of our listeners. Joanna I want to explain why people typically gain weight when they are under stress and lack sleep. In our nutrition for weight loss classes, we explain that people can lose weight while they sleep this really certainly perks people's ears up. I can lose weight while I sleep or sure. So bio chemically I just want to explain a little how that works. So bio chemically. Five or six hours a night your adrenal glands secrete the stress hormone, Cortisol? which can cause you to gain weight. I just want to repeat that because I think that's really really important. 'cause bio chemically when you hear that your ears kind of go. ooh What does that mean told Meiomi Hammock -ly when you sleep only five or six hours a night, your adrenal glands secrete the stress Hormone Cortisol, which can cause you to gain weight.
Burnout and learning to train with your cycle with Jenni Hulburt
"Alot how logos are back with another episode of the Real Talk With Dana podcast and we were talking about a topic today that is going to be either right now in your life or probably very soon in your life very relevant. We're talking about burn out today and we're also talking about overtraining today's guest is Jennie Hobart and we are going to be talking about balancing hormones, how to avoid overtraining and burn out for women. We're talking about Johnny's personal story with this. We're talking about the most common signs of overtraining and burn out, and then specifically what overtraining in burnout can do to your hormones including your sex hormones but then also cortisol, and then for the bulk of the episode, we're going to be talking about how you can cycle sync with your hormones specifically related to training and movement and exercise. So talking about what kinds of exercise or movement would be the most beneficial depending on the different types of your cycles and which one? Might not be the best depending on either the phase of your cycle that you're in or if you are feeling particularly burned out which let's be honest considering the state of the world right now, a lot of people are probably feeling pretty burned out. So this is going to be a pretty pertinent episode for you today Okay Funny Story. So the next part of this intro that I recorded. Somehow got put through some kind of voice changer in my editor and I'm not going to change it at all because it just made me laugh hysterically. So here comes. So just one thing to know before we get started today, we had a little bit of audio issues. In this episode there was a little bit of skipping which you might notice I'm sorry in advance for that there was nothing that I could do on the back end to fix it. But you know covert issues and internet, and we're just doing the best we can and I'm just happy that I honestly have Internet right now 'cause there were a couple weeks during this pandemic which I had none and you guys had no episodes. So some episodes are better than none, right? Yeah. So that happened and I'm keeping it. So I hope you enjoyed that and I hope you enjoy the rest of the episode. Honestly perfect time to talk about this too because with everything that's going on. I feel like everyone's finally reaching that point where they went through the adrenaline stage in they're like, oh, now this is into normal and then we're spiking in terms of cases and stress levels again in eventually people are just GonNa burn out and then be like what do I do? It's been high stress yeah. So Always managing our stresses key but especially lately. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely. Oh my gosh I know I want to jump right into. So Jenny, you I, know you love talking about balancing hormones and how to avoid overtraining and burnout for women. So I'm assuming you also have a personal story that goes along with this and so I would love if you could tell the listeners a little bit more about you and about your story. Shore thanks Dana. I grew up on a farm and I start there because I think being raised by the farm I will say it really gave me that anchor to nature and it seems that through all my experiences that have been the most challenging but also the most grow oriented and They bring me back to that to that connection with nature. So in my teens and early twenties. To be very critical of my body and compare myself to magazine covers and anxiety around the and other earls and I ended up struggling with the disorder for many years starting in nineteen years an finally what he'll relationship with food and with my body was understanding nature through versus processed food and really understanding impact of sugar and just processed in general the ingredients that were in that may be aware of before and really what I was doing to my mind and then I, went. On to get my bachelor's degree exercise science that I got a graduate degree in psychology like really wanted to combine that ballistic approach to movement in working with people as a personal trainer S. that's how I started my career and you'd think that I knew everything about movement about late. Right. But I know about my cyclical body at all the lakes as a runner I loved the adrenaline of challenging workouts and races and I was having a lot of fun chaining things enduring long distances. I was completely over training and I count myself in out and with take after a period of time of doing that in this day when the national is, but it was over the years of. Cumulative things end. So employee exhausted I had to slow down and figure out another way and so what led me to the workout without earn out blueprint that I to begin implementing myself. Then they now share what other men
Melatonin, CBD, Creatine, and Immunity Boosts
"Chris Welcome welcome to another episode of. Ask The guys here. We have a title. So here we are. This is what I would we do. Five or six other episodes like this before it's been a while and well we've done. One and people have been asking so you are again Chris is. Chris Irvine. On that nailed it the Kitale tallest. Trying to new break out a little bit more and changes named you just name. We talk about so. Talk about what you're stuck. We'll talk about it off off off Mike. Be Out. We're GONNA. Talk about stuff. Hopefully, not everything Joseph's. Chris's our resident expert here. BIA curiosity so cuny time. This one is about supplements if we got a lot of questions about. Settlements how to use them when to use themselves. Fire him off to see. We have all right so first question we have is from Heather N. and the question is should I supplement with Melatonin? If I'm having trouble sleeping so I would say no, and we can this. This is in my newsletter couple of weeks ago I. Don't know if you read that, but tour down a little bit. MELATONIN has its place. It is a precursor to a letter to the. Is Naturally secreted by your brain anything that's naturally secreted by your brain. I'm not a huge fan of. Taking Sasha Sisley. This is actually if you look at it, it's the only hormone that you can get without a prescription. Technically. Hormone your body. It's the only way you can get without a prescription interesting, yeah! I mean I. think my thoughts with Milton I think the answers that depends because I think it depends on. If you are living a lifestyle that allows you to produce it naturally so I think if you're a night shift worker, or you're somebody who is able to. You know if you're not, it's not the first step you should take if you're having trouble sleeping so I if you if you're not checking the boxes. With you're trying to improve your sleep quality then you shouldn't be turning Melatonin, but if you are work your work, circumstances are living circumstances. Have you in a position where you aren't going to be able to produce a lot of Melatonin? Naturally then I think you prior getting good sleep is going to be important, and if Melatonin can help that I think it can be a good song. Yeah, so the question is what is melting do and how is it? Producing one is produced by the body naturally. Melatonin essentially just tell you about it activates cascade of different Newark. Chemicals screwed that basically tell you buy. It's time to go to sleep. At screened by Pinal Gland I believe. And it is. Associate with a lot of things, light is major one. So what happens is most people don't. Fall Asleep with the sunset right and so the sun normally go down in all human history, and for every other analysts happens. By starts up regulating melatonin. melatonin sort of master switched. Those tells the rest of your body's going down and shutting down for arrest. When this doesn't happen. Can Be hard to go to sleep, and only that cannot stop you from getting into different stages of sleep as fast as you normally would, so you may be unconscious, but that doesn't mean you're getting the restorative sleep that you normally would so. Why is this problem? While people are after the sun goes down, they're exposed to blue light on their screens fluorescent lights in their house. The suppresses Melatonin production. So if that's the case, you have no other option. Maybe it's a good idea to take it I would take it regularly, but it at the same exact time. You shouldn't be producing it all over the place, so it shouldn't be off the map like. If you're taking Melatonin and you taking it one eight PM. One at ten PM. One and seven PM. In place you basically telling your brand that you're traveling in time zones back and forth and back and forth so I would focus far more on this is a last resort, and for special circumstances moving which we can get into, but the number one thing that I do when I go somewhere as If I have blue light, blocking glasses I blue blocks. and. There's a bunch out there. That's the ones I prefer. If I can't control the lights on my house. I've liked that dim when the sun sets and turn red and orange, after the sun has set, so those are wavelengths that do not. Suppress, Melatonin and this why the lends them blue light blocking glasses, the sandy fill blue light. You think about it like if you're outside at a campfire. The Ladies Very. Orangish, Yellowish Reddish Hue, there's very little to no blue light in there, so that's all from the sun so. Removing that from your day to day, life in is consistently as possible so that way you're not getting these weird signals of your body that you're switching time zones against another completely natural thing for humans to go through. That would be a huge thing, but I think there's a Lotta other things why people aren't getting good sleep, and so assuming that it's because of your lack of Melatonin production is i. think a little silly I think that you could look at. Obviously light is a huge one temperature of your room and then. The ability for light the in your house from. Blue. Blue. I'm trying to your. Shades. blockers no time. Look. light-blocking shades trying to say here. Oh blackout curtains blackout. So those are a good thing, and then we have lights actually if you're in a city where there's a lot of additional light, yeah, we have then lights that turn on the sunlight. One Sunrise should be happening. So this is another. Thing that happens. Has People Get Blackout Curtains? And then they don't wake up to the sun, which is again? In the wrong direction, so we actually have lights that turn on. As the sun rises locally, so you can just do all this stuff is super easy, Philips. Hue Lights, but we have. Great and Eating Super Close about times and I WANNA. Thank people you way too close to bed. I put at least three hours before you try to shut down and mental stimulation is also too much, so people are worried about this at that looking at the news. They're watching TV. They're just in. There had even hanging out with friends like I've done last couple of nights. You know people talk. Nine nine thirty s usually go to bed then I get home and it looks super stimulated. I can't sold out for a couple of hours. There's a lot of reasons why people wouldn't be able to sleep or feeling Russ restless. Having lack of militant brushes by news worry about? Your thoughts here. Will agree with that I. Think the the two things I would add to. That I agree that like I think it's a last ditch. Thing that you need to try. There's a of other things you can get in check with your environment and with your health habits before you need to turn to that supplementation. Do things I would add for helping is. Sleeping with your phone either out of room, or at least face down or not sleeping with the television on. There's some really interesting research out there that even when your eyelids are closed in your sleeping, flashing lights can cause face shifts in your circadian rhythms that can suppress Melatonin production or ramp up cortisol in the middle of the night. Things like that so. That's can be as simple as having your phone facing up and it lighting up while you're sleeping. That can completely threw off your sleep. So I thought that was really interesting thing when I was reading that studies. That would be a big thing. To consider and then. There's there is some interesting research on Melatonin for neuro degenerative diseases where you know, it seems like as we age, our natural production of Melatonin starts to decrease in. They've done studies where supplementing with it in elderly populations really increases cognitive function. That actually just came out this year I. Think showing that so like you said I think it's either. It's either a last ditch effort, supplement or something used for very specific circumstances.
Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Goulston - Real influence and Training Yourself
"You're like you're like. Drinking from a fire. I'm apple. Ramp Myself Up I. was I can't take a nap on your show. That's for sure. I want to demonstrate something because there's a saying at least in Hollywood I'm not that far from it even though we're all isolated. It's better to show than to tell so. I'm going to demonstrate something far. Listeners in for you about how to be more influential. One of the things unfortunate to do is i. On on break now, but I breakfast would Larry King every day. Although we're doing zoom calls now and something. I've noticed about Larry because Larry eighty-six. He's still going strong. Still has a show. It streamed call Larry King now on home on the on the Internet and something I've noticed what has made Larry's such an icon. Is. Here's A. Plus after. and not a minus sir, and not a topper. What that means is when he listens to people. He adds to what they're saying. He doesn't a minus it he doesn't. Get Defensive. He doesn't give advice. He doesn't give unsolicited advice on his shows, so nobody's afraid. They're going to get a GOTCHA. And he's not a topper. If you say I if you say Oh, I went to the mountains, he he's not going to say oh. That's very nice. You know we went to Europe. And, so I'm going to be a plus to something. You just said I. Hope this will add value. You're listening because you mentioned something about training and I was thinking as you were talking about and I'm. And I'm reminded of a fellow named Dan Sullivan. Dan Sullivan found something called the strategic coach and part of what Dan said is what life get comes down to his habits. Happy People have different habits than unhappy people. Successful people have different habits than unsuccessful people. And he said what a habit is is it's a discrete piece of behavior that you repeat over and over again until it becomes a habit. And it takes about a month, and in other words you train on that and you repeat on that takes discipline, but over time you internalize it, and it becomes more natural, and then you can learn another habit now why this is important under stress because I'm am a psychiatrist, but I'm also a passionate about neuroscience. Is. What happens is when we're under stress and who isn't. We have you've all heard of your adrenal glands? And what happens is your adrenal guns. Put out something called Cortisol. High Cortisol is high stress and what happens is your high cortisol triggers something in your brain called your middle and Migdal as part of your emotional brain, and when that high cortisol goes up. What happens is it triggers a migdal hijack and what that means. Is Your Migdal shunts blood away from your thinking brain. Into your survival brain and guess what taps into your training. It will tap in to what you've been trained to do almost automatically. Do you think NBA stars when. They think between shots. No, it's training and they've been trained. What what's the saying? It May Have Been Stephen, Covey senior, or someone said you need. What is it ten thousand? What does it take to be come an expert? He said was at ten thousand hours. As a ten thousand hours or know that's probably more training in many of us however. Yeah thousands of hours. Thousands of hours and what happens is you become an expert at it, so you don't even have to think when you're faced with a situation, so I can't emphasize what Jay is saying. Strongly enough train train train train so that you have many many options, no matter what something whatever is. Facing you years ago I, was a fan of tiger woods during his heyday, and it was interesting when someone asked him. How do you play around the Gulf? He says. I've hit every shot possible ten thousand times, so he's an expert in every shot. He said every time I hit a shot. I don't race ahead I. don't worry about it because I know. I've trained and hit whatever SEAN I'M GONNA face. Ten Thousand Times and he says what I do is i. just you know, have a nice walk dot, breathe and feel okay. Don't worry I get on top of the shot I. Look at where I'm GonNa next hit it I know I've hit it at ten thousand times. I look at the ball and I. Just say one word execute. And so I love what you're saying about. The Training Training Training and And I know for a lot of listeners. In these times you're overwhelmed. OVERWHELMED WITH! I can train and I'm just trying to make it through the day. I'll tell you another bit of training. That I learned from a friend of mine. His name was Bob. ECKERD he was the CEO of Mattel. And I asked I asked Bob. How do you deal with stress? and. I'll tell a quick story if that's okay, sure absolutely story. So he told me. He said that before he wasn't Mattel and he's left Mattel. Now is an investment company, but he really turned mattel. Ron Big time. And he said before that he was the CEO of Craft in Chicago and when he started at kraft, he was I may president of the cheese division. And in two months time, the dairy prices went up. And so craft, Gary. Prices went up, and then they went down, but it was written into the bylaws of craft that they didn't lower their prices, so the independence lowered the prices when the prices went down, but kraft didn't. And he had no say over that he was just the president of the division. He unwritten all the protocols, and so the newspaper there was all these headlines. Heads are GonNa Roll at craft. It's going to be the end of craft. Because Cheese was a big division biggest. Division. And he told me he said you know. I was just in a funk and staring. Into the TV screen on a Sunday and the. Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals Sam Wash. And taken the Bengals to the Super Bowl two years earlier, they'd lost, but he took him to the Super Bowl. But this year they had lost ten games in a row. And Bob said I'm just staring at the TV. And the report says to. Sam, so Sam. What are you GONNA do. You're going to be fired on Tuesday. What do you think about that? and Bob said it was as if he was speaking to me. Sam Weiss looked out on the television and said. You know what I'm going to be fired. On Tuesday I know I'm going to be fired on Tuesday. Everybody knows I'm going to be fired on Tuesday But, that doesn't matter. What matters is what can I do between Sunday and Tuesday to make the Bengals a better team? So what Bob adapted I think it's a great philosophy to get through stressful times, and he used it to get through rough times at Mattel. Is. He said before he goes to bed. He says to himself, and he writes down. What can I get done? That's different. Than what can I do, but what can I get done by the end of tomorrow? To Make Mattel, a better company. What can I get done by the end of tomorrow to be a better husband to be a better dead? And when you write that down when you train yourself to get into that habit to it for thirty days, it'll become natural. You can go to bed. Easier, you can change it when you wake up in the morning, but again it's one of those trainings. What can I get done? To Make My. To make my team more successful to make me were successful. If I'm looking for a job to be a more effective and looking for a job so right that. That question before you go to bed. Train yourself to do it. And you might be able to get to sleep without having to take some of those magic. His name is Dr Mark Allston. A. By the way I did not know he was going to do this and it was better than I could ever. Swore. WE'RE WE WE? I know we're. GonNa talk about this book real influence. And it's fantastic, but what you're hearing is the heart of the man, and he is absolutely fabulous. He's going to be with us for the next forty minutes on the
Processing Our Collective Grief
"Thanks so much for joining me for session one sixty, two of the therapy for black girls podcasts. Much of what we've been experiencing in various ways over the past couple of months is grief. Grief related to the loss of loved ones are previous way of life and our ideas about what twenty twenty would look like. To help us dig a little deeper into what grief looks like given our current state of affairs. Dr Address Robinson returns with us as a guest. Dr Robinson is a licensed clinical professional counselor trauma in grief expert, first generation trauma in poverty disruptor. She is the founder and executive director of friends in transition, counseling services a trauma center, mental health practice located in, but there's the Maryland. She's also the CEO of Legacy Wellness Group A conglomerate of enterprises dedicated to promoting generational will education and healing. Dr Robinson and I chatted about our collective sense of grief. How rituals around grief have been up into? The importance of processing symbolic is and her thoughts about the work that will need to be done on the other end of the pandemic. If you. Hear something that resonates with you are listening. Please remember share with us on social media using the HASHTAG TV G in session. My apologies in advance as we did have some tech issues with this. He is our conversation. Thank you so much for being with us today. Dr Robinson and keep from for having me. Yeah I'm very happy that you were able to join us. Again I'm joined US recession thirty one of the PODCAST, and so it feels very timely to have you back given that it feels like much of what we have been dealing with into twentieth. When he is grief, APP totally I think one of the things that has really profound for me. Is that for the first time in a very long time? I think we're all experiencing or noticing the collective were using that doesn't always have to really with people dying. That's happening by. By recognizing that Greece Minnesota as a result of other experiences, as well and I think that opening up a dialogue that we haven't had happy to have it while. Yeah, you talked about that a lot on your last visit. You know that grief is much more than just US losing loved ones. Can you talk a little bit about some of those symbolic losses are lutely so I. I say that grief is a universal experience that is unique for each of us, and so we will navigate of spaces, non linear processes. Daughter triggered by not just the death of a loved one, but some of these data they lost weeks. Such as things are really being amplified right now because of endemic and other racial injustices, her occurring such as a safety, emotional logical, and for some physical as well loss of stability loss of routine loss of some of these milestones, anniversaries on a lost the crucial loss of income loss of identity, all of those are symbolic losses. Here's the thing the body doesn't know a lot of symbolic in Greece, the saints as if the loss is. It's so important because often hear people minimize the losses because no one died right and that it's an it's an unfair comparison to make it is a unique experience in the body is going to do grief work regardless of what the trigger is, so that's important. Just no one understands that is such an important point. A little bit more about how Greece's sometimes shows up in our body absolutely, and so it can show up physically in our body and often times. That is what personal lurch. Is Okay so physically feeling. We might feel pain or stomach. It might be when she I issues. Such just normal pain, right? What feels like issues digesting food in. Maybe you know but. He's like diarrhea. Things like that. We feel it in our shrink even numbness in extremities. It's pretty common chest pain, Migraines, losses memory concentration all of those faith. Even we've seen folks present the tree issues right, but feel like can be our physical or biological nature, who really be psychosomatic complaints as a result of. And trauma right instead the body scores. All of that especially, if in a prolonged activated state like we have been in this pandemic of now followed up with the racial injustice. Occurring all of those things are heightened states of being which requires the body to operate on a very different level, which often means we are heightened cortisol levels, which is never great. We're on the body, right. And launch. All of those things are aren't. And trauma that we may not necessarily coat reading
How Does Stress Trigger Physiological Conditions?
"Hey guys welcome to not another anxiety show I'm your host Kelly Walker and joining me today as my co-host Erica late them. My, Darling. Good sweating just existing. It went from the dead of winter in a like distortion. What was that show that I never watch game of thrones like the white walkers are coming to the Sahara chocolates too Humid Sahara. If the Amazon. My hair is huge right now I've got some curly hair, so my friend was like. Why is your hair so curly? Did you check the humidity? It's like a thousand percent. That's what. Science! Science it can become a thousand I am drinking the air so. In such rated we'll. However you tell me everything. All besides that, you know just. Just hitting up the Instagram, where I saw an interesting, a really great question. Right like we have a great question. We got a great questions, but this one was. And I will read it to you any second now, but this one was something that we both went. Okay okay, we can talk about this like it's even beyond. Anxiety bites because it's sort of getting back to the basics of song. Yes, so. and. I think there's like you know I WANNA make sure. We sort of answering a no read it in a second here but I wanNA. Make sure we sort of answer the question, but there's a little more to it underneath the surface that I, also WanNa touch on, which is why it's not just like a simple anxiety bites because it was like sort of an evocative question for us and I definitely thought it was worth probably something we've touched on here and there, but never like dedicated an entire episode to so Yeah I think it's. It's definitely worth taking some time. Okay Ready. I understand that things like heart palpitations may lead one to think that they have a heart condition, which is not actually present. I'd like you to do a segment about how stress can trigger actual physiological conditions. Love. This thing I mean you remember this coaching? air-cooled heart palpitations, but I was like yeah, okay, thanks a lot for the vice. Mine's real. And, it's no less real, but. Yes. Yep Yep and so I WanNa make sure I answer this listeners question about stress, and how it, how it impacts our bodies, so I'll take a second to sorta like dive into a biology lesson, which is my favorite thing. Ever sorry Erica bear with me. There's going to be I listen. I love. The biology I just don't understand sixty two percent of it. To Hey. That's passing right on. Oh. Yes, that's passing. That's a New York it is. That's passing. So yeah, I do WANNA speak to to how stress can trigger actual physiological conditions I don't want to share them here, but she she sort of shared a few things that have arisen for her as the result of anxiety so. It is it is well researched documented that chronic stress is one factor keyword one factor of so many others that can contribute to the development or exasperation of physiological conditions. Right stress makes chronic pain worse. It makes gastric issues worse. It makes cardiovascular issues worse. It makes it really exacerbates everything because. Stress touches every single one of our system, so I mean it really does make sense since chronically elevated stress, hormones like cortisol disrupt so many of our body's metabolic functions, but let's hear Mon. that's the one I can remember cortisol. I. Bet you know more than you, thank. For years later. Okay so! I wish it was as simple. This a little more nuanced I wish it was a simple saying. Anxiety and stress caused sickness right, but. We've sort of touched on this or mentioned it in a few previous episodes Dr Kelly mcgonagall. She's a psychologist from Stanford and go watch Ted Talk She's. She's very. He has a Tedtalk But to like basically some up her ted talk on and her and her research She's focused on how. Our understanding, of. Stress. And how it affects the body so. Finding was that when we change our relationship distress, or whatever are currently ship is, we can change how stress affects our body. More, specifically yet right like it always feels like an end. She says this in her Ted Talk. She's like you know I came into practices as a psychologist demonizing stress, eliminate stress managed stress, control, stress, right, but so many of us in the anxiety. Psycho are well. Of how trying to control stress or anxiety goes tension rises, anxiety rises. It's not very effective and Her major finding was that when we change our relationship to stress, right, we change how stress affects our body more specifically when we relate to stress as a natural response that exists to prepare, motivate and protect us than we don't suffer the same negative health outcomes is someone who relates to trust to stress as something to be entirely. Avoid it when we relate to stress as the former, a completely different physiological response occurs different ratio of stress hormones in addition to protective hormones are released mitigating the effects of stress on our body.
Are You Addicted to Being Busy?
"About what happens when you have absolutely nothing to do. Do you feel anxious just thinking about that? Are you stressed. Are you worried underneath? That thought that you'll be unproductive or waste time. And does the thought of having no plans Kinda. Hurt your stomach a little. What if I add on? Be, careful here unplugging. My God. My heart just leapt a little. So we must be honest with ourselves. And take a look at how we are moving through our days. These conversations that we're having around being aware. That were quote wasting time, and then beating ourselves up silently of course about. Wasting time? And then we morph that idea into. How then do we become more productive sewer optimizing our time? We're scheduling our time and then. I hear all the time that. Statement. That I'm crazy. Busy I say it to when I say I'm crazy busy. It means that I'm crazy. Busy from ten am to five PM. And then I shut my staff down. For the most part, it becomes a little difficult when I'm trying to get more than eight hundred thousand followers on Instagram, but you now I'm. A work in progress. Are you a slave to your inbox. INBOXES are nut so crazy and I don't have a ton of people. Me for super important reasons. But I do find myself checking and wanting to clear my ex of junk mail. That's a little worrisome. Another question I ask my peeps is. Do you feel guilty when you only crossed that one thing off your to do list? and Are you often losing sleep because of those things that you didn't cross off, let me interject that this whole idea. This compulsive ity we have around being productive and doing more things. As a little wonky when you think about. The technology that we have is supposed to save us time. Why do we feel like we need to fill it with other things? I want a slow nope. I don't even want to slow. The role. I would like us to be aware that. This does not bring internal happiness. And as long as we continue on this path of the freeing up of more time, must then be filled with productive or meaningful or purposeful work. As opposed, to purposeful being. Hanging. Reading. Then I. Think we're headed for big time. Trouble or my Biz as we say job. Security S Mental Health and addiction counselor. I know that's not supposed to be funny, but I thought I'd throw that in there just for you know. Oh well. Okay so I am going to read you a list number one. Are you always looking for something? This is not always menopause like myself, forgetfulness or other things it can be. The stress Hormone Cortisol, which we have seen the panacea drugs for, but this actually makes us forgetful so when we're stressed out combined with sleep deprivation. That's eight hours or less for me, then we become more forgetful. Are you a little grumpy moody? Getting angry over littlest things? That's also a sign of overindulging in too much productivity. Yeah! I just said that. You're not getting enough sleep. You're not engaging with people and having fun. You're doing for the sake of doing. Are you waking up most days? Feeling tired morning, fatigue is one of the surest signs that you're overworked, overstretched and over scheduled. Are you frequently experiencing headaches I? Personally suffered from stress migraines. They were happening when there was a lot of change. In my life I never had a migraine headache before then, or since that period, which is pretty spectacular in my world because. It was painful for those of you. WHO SUFFER MY HEART? My heart goes out to you because that's a very difficult thing to live with in the last item on the list is. Do you constantly feel of vague feeling? Of Unhappiness. You can't quite pinpoint what it is, but most days you feel pretty heavy and you me,
How to Meditate with Your Higher Brain
"Do. You ever wonder why when you sit down to meditate. It just doesn't seem to happen. Waves of worrying thoughts moved through our head, our anxiety and stress just doesn't seem to settle down after five minutes ten minutes or even minutes. Even, though we're sitting very still, and were watching our breath or trying to let thoughts go. Our mind just doesn't seem to let us meditate. There seems to be a battle in our head. We want to meditate, but we can't call the mind. Why is this? While I've heard many teachings from very learned meditation Masters throughout the years. What are the most cogent explanations came recently when I sat down with Dr. Albert Oviedo, the medical anthropologist and author of bestselling books including Shaman Healer Sage. We record the podcast at his mountain retreat center in Chile. On the PODCAST, Dr Viola explains how our brain health is crucial to our meditation, practice and spiritual development. You have a broken brain. You can't meditate, he explains. If your brain is producing stress molecules such as cortisol and adrenaline. It is going to be impossible to meditate. We have to have the physical substrate. We can't just will ourselves to meditate. So? How do we create this physical substrate to meditate? It has to do with what we eat. That's right what we eat. And importantly what we don't put in our stomachs impacts directly our ability to calm the mind to look inward, and to gain all the benefits. We know there is to receive from meditation. On the PODCAST. Dr Field explains what parts of the brains are active when we're stressed when our flight or fight modes are active, which are found in the Reptilian and Mammalian parts of the brain. But in order to meditate, he explains. We need to take up residence in the higher brain, the NEO CORTEX and prefrontal lobes where the bliss molecules are produced where we experienced the divine and transcendence. It is very clear on the podcast that what we eat directly impacts where our brain is firing. Hint here. It has something to do with Akito Diet. Dr Field or reveals to us the optimal nutrition for meditators and what we might want to avoid if we want to take our meditation practice to the next level. I hope you enjoy this fascinating interview and be on the lookout for the next episode where Albert Dough and Linda finch guide us in a morning breathing meditation to strengthen our luminous energy field, but for now sit back and enjoy my conversation with Dr Albert Veto. So welcome Alberto to the hey house meditation podcast. Thank you Matteo good to be with you I'm. Very interested to talk to you about our meditation practice and how our brain health. Relates to that meditation practice. A lot of us have a lot of challenges with. Meditation and I was fascinating in reading your work and listen to your lectures recently about how our brain health can support that meditation practice. So can you talk a little bit about that? Absolutely you if you have a broken brain? You cannot meditate. If your brain is producing only distress molecules which are Adrenalin Cortisol it's impossible to meditate. You can get angry or you're GONNA WANNA. Check your emails. So in order to be able to meditate, we need to access the higher brain, which is the brain that produces the bliss molecules because you need. The chemical substrate is not just a mental thing, not just a mind. We can't just will ourself into meditation. Will it many of us try just? To. Push through. That's kind of we call that. Be masochistic. Him So you mentioned the higher brain. What is that? Could you explain to our listeners exactly what that means? He's sort of four parts of the brain. We have four distinctly different brands Heinemann anatomically different brains that evolved during different periods in history. I rip dillion brain, which is in charge housekeeping, and we share that with all the reptiles snakes, the alligators, not particularly lovable, but that this brain no love. Knows body temperature, heart, rate, housekeeping autonomic functions. All the audit keeps his breathing for example. When we think about it, you know for example, dolphins don't have breathing programmed into their pillion brand, so they're part of an experiment where you had to breathe consciously. That's why only half their brains sleeps in any one time. But in top of the Brazilian brainers, the Mammalian brand that we share with all the mammals. And this is the brain of the emotions. And this is a brain that fuels itself with sugar. Run some sugar. So as long as you eating a lot of sugar, you're. You're going to be stuck in this brain fear. Of Feeding of not having enough of scarcity of fighting of needing to make yourself or someone else wrong and a predatory sexuality. So. Strong desire is is is in this mammalian brain. This is the brain that really long for intimacy, but cannot get. This matter how close you get, you cannot open yourself up to another person because you're going to be terrified of what they might
Hormones in Lockdown
"Delight to have talked to Elaine the back on the side now elaine hard. nicey cranky. Is Nice to have you hit, so you all just you into context? Even though I'm sure many listeners will remember you fondly from a previous episode, you are a doctor, a functional medicine and a bio identical Komen specialists as an ex NHL doctor. You are joining me because we all currently at the time of according. To and a bit months into lock down here in the UK. That's why it is yeah. It's the day the MO- moving into an online. Yeah number that may expected unguessed. And I noticed a few weeks ago. Amongst many friends, a feeling of Real Block and lots of people feeling out of sorts I'm sorry that there isn't a word to describe it. I'm just going to get that freshen hopefully. Appropriate definitely feeling out of sorts, and and you would imagine it would be to be expected, but then I started to wonder about hormones. Which is why I called you. I wondered whether. The sudden change in lifestyle of having to go into lockdown. Could actually be impacting our hormones and therefore affecting our mood affecting how we feel. and. Could it be? It certainly cake. Yeah, I! MEAN WE'RE! We're in a really stressful period. That sort of. Mass external stress that's going on as well as sort of. The stresses that are. End. The toke before by whatever's going on in the word is A. Big External stress is going on and on the other people are having a big change in their lifestyle or whom? The two types of people that I'm seeing the people who are at home on the road. Who are really honestly I'm in itself. Massive strikes the lack of content than the help. They the other people here. Or tied up at home with families. They probably aren't spending so much time with which is creating a lot of stress from. The underlying people constantly an index change of energy, and not really having an escape or usual and business, work and jam. Whatever it is that we can do to hit those stress or just set up time to enjoy ourselves so. So there's. Not Pressure really say we're being fed of external stress from the news from the media. Always, there's a lot of uncertainty to one on. We don't know what hotline. Has a massive impact on your hormones to the bodies produce no-load Cortisol whether we realize it or not, you know among people who, in feeding at what you wealthy and. Will be on Cortisol. Dot Hostage. And took a cop or the female hormone so the what he produces auditoriums from 'em classroom. They will join T. pathways to the cortisol properly separate from the hormone pathway I on if you're under distress was expanded my patient loss. Boy Has the fighter flight moved. And if you're in the fighter, flight, major bodies and a half to compensate for your digestive system, your or your sex hormones, your thyroid oil going to be affected, so you're only husky sort of. Going to. Just take to use up the resource. So Producing Cortisol and why not? Tomlin your female hormones are being affected your progesterone drops, which something quoted gesturing statement, so it can affect your hormones balanced. And Cortisol also depresses your thyroid function cook to accommodate about more sluggish and weights. And at affects your insulin. Your function of your pine clear A to ship sugar metabolisms with more craving sugar, which again put the hormones out of balance, so there's things going on internally. That are affecting. The waiver faded and. The and The humble West alleviate the stress away nearly doing things, exercise and her friends. and. The usual to an mechanisms that we have and People are quoting the leap and endless fear. Thing I think people are beginning to come out of it. Am well happen. Is Your team will especially for somebody like and people? We talked last minute podcast. Peak were already sort of. Semi hormone imbalance menopause. Apparently, menopause is going to knock might add further. People who are sort of not vh on appropriate so symptoms people who are stressed into Miss Periods Anyanwu three periods where. They're hormone balance at the MS. gets worse things like that, so it has go amount for strengths as massive quotas on those must have been system.
How Does Anxiety Work?
"It's perfectly natural to be feeling anxious. Everyone does sometimes and there are plenty of things that anyone can do to help combat it a Christian goes through a few ideas end of the episode but in this one we wanted to talk about what's going on in the brain when anxiety becomes a disorder. Here's Christian brain stuff it's Christian Sager here. Listen I get anxious you do too but hey it is totally normal and healthy response. That keeps us from doing things that might actually be dangerous. Like sticking your hand in a fire for instance but when anxiety is so pervasive that it interferes with your daily life it becomes a disorder and most researchers believe that disorder begins in your brain there several types of anxiety disorders phobias. Ptsd and OCD. Or just a few and some forty million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder according to the National Institute of Mental Health. But let's focus today on general anxiety disorder which affects close to seven million adults in his twice as likely in women. You're constantly anticipating a threat or disaster. That isn't actually present. Maybe you're worried about money. Health family or work in despite reality you'll expect the worst. The symptoms include restlessness fatigue difficulty concentrating irritability muscle tension and sleep disturbances. The symptoms officially become a disorder. When you can't control your worry for at least six months you may still be social or even employed but people with general anxiety disorder can have difficulty carrying out even the simplest of daily activities experts. Believe that general anxiety disorder is caused by both biological factors and life experiences good old combination of nature and nurture but anxiety is also recognized by many as an emotional response with neurobiological routes simply put the neural pathways in our brains sometimes lead to irrational anxiety in stressful situations encourage us to develop associations with those pathways by influencing which neuro chemicals pass through them the same way you learn to tie your shoe you can also learn to be anxious the neurons in your brain fire and overtime. They get wired together. One stressful thing like being stuck in traffic leads you to think of another stressful thing lake a car crash. She wants survived. And this activates. A part of the brain stem called the locus serious. This triggers the symptoms of anxiety by releasing neuro epinephrine into your spinal cord and parts of your brain while hormones like adrenaline and cortisol spread through your body. It's supposed to initiate an analgesic response to suppress pain and initiate defense. When you're under threat like if you were actually in a car crash and injured but when there isn't any actual threat all were left with is the jitters of anxiety a couple other things about the brain contribute to anxiety. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that people with a thicker venturo medial. Prefrontal CORTEX are less likely to get anxiety. Basically some brains have more armor against inducing situations than others. We don't have enough
Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts
"This is episode two thousand twenty of the daily meditation. Podcast I'm marry medically and or welcome back to our series to release negative thoughts in each episode this week. You are going to discover a meditation technique to help you tame and manage those negative thoughts. You have a challenge this week. Your challenge is to chase your thoughts and what that means is for you to chase down those negative thoughts when you notice yourself began to fall into that negative thinking cycle stop and think about what does your thinking and what may have triggered those thoughts chase them down and then see if you can recognize what exactly your particular negative thoughts represent so if you are running through your mind the argument you had with someone could have even been an argument. You had years ago with someone and something triggered you to remember that person and that argument you might just stop and think You know at that time in my life I was feeling pretty insecure about how this person treated me or what this person said to me. And then after you've chased down that thought you could think about how you can put a positive spin on the situation to tame this negative thought you might think about how you've moved on in your life you no longer feel that same way about that person or that conversation or even if you do still feel a little irked by what was said or done you could think about how much you've learned and grown from the experience. This is an example of how you can take your own real life experiences and tame your thoughts this isn't just some positive thinking and aid you can slap on some real difficult thoughts. You might run through your mind. There is science tobacco up why in fact negative thoughts come so easily to US turns out that positive thoughts the good vibes those are usually influenced by dopamine and dopamine is a chemical in your brain that takes some time to work it takes some time to kind of get dopamine going so you can reinforce your positive thoughts or do good things over time in that really gets the dopamine flowing well court. Ah Saul on. The other hand is fast acting and its fuel. It's fire for negative thoughts and we do need this rapid action in a negative situation. Because what if just saying you were being chased by a tiger where you really want your cortisol to be fast acting so that you would instantly sense this danger. When there isn't a true imminent danger. We can create a sense of danger in our minds with negative thoughts. So that's why chasing down. Your thoughts can help to interrupt this process so you can kind of tame that surge of Cortisol you feel when you see a particular person or hear a particular news story now. You are meditation technique for today is I am free. I am free and this affirmation is how you feel when you begin to notice that. Wow this really works. When I do a thought chaser. It really brings to light some awareness. I can see where I was really just stuck in a kind of lazy even cycle if thinking and when I really analyzed it. I didn't really need to be feeling so upset by something that was said or done or I can look at it in a different light so as you settle yourself down today repeat the affirmation. I am free. I am free saying it out loud engaging your voice whisper it repeated in your natural speaking voice and especially repeat. I am free. I am free when you chase down your thoughts and realize the freedom you can create from repetitive negative thoughts. If you'd like the full half hour guided meditations that go right along with each weekly series on the podcast for two weeks free. You can try out these SIP and alm as Ip A. N. D. O. M. MEDITATION APP. Where you receive access to over two thousand guided meditations as always you are so worth slowing down for
Your immune function, is it your natural vaccine?
"We have a device in our system called fighter flight. You know in the old days when you're chased by a tiger or whatever any big mammoth your your body went into fighter flight. Mood your adrenal. Glands are producing up an effort and you start feeling strong and You had to fight that the tiger whatever area how to get out of there that you pay a price that because your cortisol levels go higher and your immune system goes low and what have we said from day one. This is a disease that requires a strong immune system. If you'RE NOT GONNA get sick and your immune system is the vaccine that you need not an artificial vaccine okay so the should be for vitamins. And I for immunity and no one's talking about the natural immune of part of your immunity. Is this this fighter? Fight fight or flight complex. And if you're always in a state of fear you're always in a state of panic and you're not getting restorative sleep at night you're setting yourself up to get an infection a really important to again. I don't know what he's talking about fighter flight but it's definitely lowers your immunity so now the New Times. Start with them incredible. They came out with an article. Get a flu shot because it could be protecting you from the deadly corona virus. And you know what they know won't do a damn thing for that how could it? They say it'll stop the flu and flu symptoms and be so similar to corona virus. You'll scare yourself after that if you get it. And you're probably whole yourself to the doctor's office or hospital where you could get the actual corona virus from ineffective patient and number two. They say. Hey it can't hurt well. They're wrong this common piece of mainstream advisers pretty close to being made up because the experts know they've got nothing to say they take the useful stuff like wash your hands very important. I add wash your face to stop touching your face and then also say get some exercise and eat your Greens. Sounds good right. Keep the camera's rolling because now they'll toss in the flu shot for good measure. I the flu shot isn't exactly very good at helping anywhere. One avoid the flu maybe about at best estimates thirty six percent fact of and it's a crummy way to avoid the flu and it won't even come close to prevent preventing it completely and how about the can't hurt part last year. There was a study looked at the phenomenon called virus interference specifically when a vaccine for one virus interferes with your immune system's ability to fight off other viruses. At the time the mainstream was able to tout the study is good news overall. The INFLUENZA VACCINE DIDN'T LEAD TO INCREASE INTERFERENCE. Except if found a couple of exceptions this vaccine flu virus it was significantly associated with interfering with the corona virus and the Human Meta lumo virus. Can that be any good because last year? I didn't hear ANYTHING ABOUT CORONA VIRUS CELL. It's in the label cause for concern. I'm GonNa give you another reason to avoid the flu. Shot a study. That came out of recent military of disabled veterans. So I'll just read this. A recent military study shows military personnel evaluated. Who received the flu flu vaccine? Where thirty six percent were attic. Thirty six percent increase risk for corona virus with only small benefit against catching influenza quote examining none influenza viruses specifically the odds of both the corona virus and the Human Meta Numa viruses corona virus in Mona virus and vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals this was a article titled Influenza Vaccination and Respond Tori virus interference among department of Defense personnel during the twenty seventeen twenty eighteen influenza season. And this there. They up with his backs vaccine flu interference. So there goes your vaccine and we'll be reporting more on this as the year goes by but they have totally miscalculated. The aluminum burden from these vaccines. You know aluminum is not good for you. And not only that with the five G. coming there are scientists all over the world that any metal in your body can be an antenna for this five
Healing from Trauma with Dr. Don Wood
"Today. My guest is dawn would and he is going to talk about trauma and how we can heal trauma and how we can change it. I guess fix it. I don't know John. Why don't you hurt yourself and tell me about? It woke? Thank you for the invitation on being here. I'm really excited to share with you. What we'RE DOING. We've been getting a lot of success. Not only with trauma boy also addiction. What I sort of have found. And that's what really got me more interested is that what I was. Finding is that people will learn to live and manage and cope with trauma that sort of the model and what we have discovered is that we can eliminate it. We don't need to be dealing with these effects is creating glitches in air messages in the way our mind is working because if you read all the self-help books they'll tell you to stay present. Be In the moment but our minds don't work like that and once we understand how our minds are working we actually have created solutions to be able to get it to be able to stay present and then that stops those glitches in their messages. That's awesome. I think you know one of the things that so many people struggle with especially with addiction is a lot of people who have addiction is an issue have trauma in the background kind of flowing and causing havoc in their life. So I'm really excited about having this conversation so tell me more. I believe everybody did this. Dealing with addiction. And it's got to be if it's not ninety nine. Ninety nine plus have all had trauma. It's just the way our minds work. And so because our minds are experiencing and going through trauma on a looping basis. There's where the people they can't shut off this loop of information you see. Our subconscious mind operates in the present so ninety five percent of your brain is always present just like an animal mind is always present. Animals are one hundred percent present all the time we ninety five percent of our minds working just like that so when we have traumatic events and experiences in our lifetime those are recorded into memory different than just regular experiences. So if I asked you for example can you tell me what you ate dinner last night? Yeah I can tell you what I had Chicken and rice chicken and rice when I asked you that even though I can't see you you looked up and you probably saw pictures right of what you ate the chicken and the rice or where you were. That's so crazy. Yes my is totally looked up and I recalled and then came back down and then I answered the Yes exactly. That just happened so you accessed information about something that happened to you last night. Now because last night wasn't threatening disturbing that was recorded and stored in memory as a fairly low resolution file. Now had that been threatening or disturbing. Your mind would recorded that differently. All your senses would be heightened. A hearing sight sound all that kind of stuff would be then intensified so it stores it in what I call high definition high resolution. And this is where the glitch comes in if you're mine for whatever reason goes back into memory and sees the images that were stored about those traumatic events. When is it think those events are actually happening? Right so doesn't make sense that your mind would create a response to a threat but it's not a threat it's memory about a threat and so if you have constantly your nervous system being dish regulated like that and you're constantly feeling this fear or anger whatever it's creating. The purpose of fear is to escape a threat. The purpose of anger is to attack a threat. So if you think about something that happened to you ten years ago and you feel fear. It's an error message. Your mind is calling for an action. An action about something. That happened ten years ago. That makes sense. Yeah totally so that said goes a lot to the the idea that we store the trauma in the body which to me is a evolutionary advantage. Sometimes right if you remember a threat it could save you when you have that threat again but if it's not in the right way becomes debilitating guess exactly so what's happening is the high resolution. Data is constantly being activated creating a physiological response. Right fighter flight right and as going up. That's an emergency management system designed to protect you but for most people as become an operating system. It's on almost all the time right. And so my wife grew up in a traumatic household and she ended up burning out her thyroid. She has Hashimoto's and that was because she was constantly producing cortisol right and so if that's happening all the time it's going to have an effect physically now. My wife didn't get into drugs and alcohol right but a lot of people who have dealt with that kind of trauma the only way they can stop that loop even temporarily is to use a drug or alcohol and then that temporarily stops the pain. The mind will do anything to avoid pain. It will try to protect you so we start. Our Organization is five performance institute. We start off with the premise. That there's nothing wrong with anybody. There's nothing wrong with anybody's mind. Your mind is being affected by events and experiences throughout your lifetime which is constantly acting nervous system. And you couldn't not do it so when I work with people and Addiction. I say that this is not about your character. Willpower strengths are morals. This is basically how your mind works. How your brain has been developed to protect you so if you have this high resolution data stored and your mind constantly is activating it. Then what happens is is that you create a response and the response could be. I take a drink. I take drug. Then we have also second memory system procedural memory and procedural memory is based on the Basil Ganglia learning how to adapt to its environment. So if you go out of your way to keep doing something over and over you're training your brain to build a code view to protect you just like the animal mind does and so. I believe what's actually happened in an addiction that you've had emotional pain from trauma and because you repeated a particular resource to stop the pain. You built a code that your mind then uses to keep you out of pain but it's an error message your mind thinks there's something to do with that substance in your survival right. Okay that makes sense so let me just make sure I understand what you're saying. So we have trauma it gets stored in our body. I guess what you're saying which actually stored in memory but then the body is actually getting the respond so the way I explained it is think of the brain or the mind as the computer. The body is the printer right. Okay okay so we have that traumatic memory and then it pops up and we have that response that bodily response and the mind sends a signal to the body to do something right urine threat. You know you need to fight or you need to flee and you can use I guess a substance or behavior to flee or you can get angry to fight even though in the present moment that threat is not even there exactly. And we're stuck in that over and over again and looping so my daughter had the same thing my daughter had we found out when she was fourteen she had crowns and then when she was sixteen she told us about some sexual abuse she had when she was between six and eight. The we didn't know about and so that's where she was responding. So what I say is if we have UNRESOLVED TRAUMA. We create inflammation in the body. The inflammation is a response to trauma. Inflammation is basically a pause. The body is basically going into a pause mode developing a hardened membrane in it sells to protect the integrity of the system. We don't want allow anything to penetrate that cell right so nothing's getting into the cell but nothing's getting out of the cell so the cell danger response is a temporary measure to protect the system. The problem is is if the memory keeps looping. The cell dangerous bond stays active right. Okay so you stay in this constant state of inflammation because the mind is thinking that the trauma is still active even though it happened ten years ago right and can this be like low level street when you talk about trauma. Can this be like a low level trauma? Yes so I call those big T. Trauma or small T. Trauma but I call those emotional
The Medical Reason You're Craving Carbs Right Now
"Speaking of back to basics and the simple basics of life. Today's guest was kind of amazing. I learned so march. Yeah Dr Eldridge Taylor. And he is based in Atlanta. He's a board certified holistic doctor he started as an Obgyn and started to realize that you know there are a natural ways that we can really fortify our bodies in sort of get back to the basics as you said So he's got some great tips especially during this time of stress To number one boost immune system and Have a potato chip and know why it's okay. You're doing the right thing. Okay well stress. I mean almost. Everybody really understands that when they're under stress they're more likely to get a cold or flu or any other city or you know eighteen hours a day for two or three weeks. Are you're flying around? You know you're on a bunch of the sales calls all know you come? Home is more likely to get sick because stress and cortisol suppresses the immune system but we get works. Is that when the body is under stress? It is worried about dying right in there and it is saying. Hey we don't need to worry about something that's going to happen along Tam from now we've got to have all our resources toward whatever you're doing is eighteen hours of work. Whatever we gotta devoted so the immune system is suppressed so The first thing you need to do is to not panic. Panic one makes you make bad decisions. It CAUSES CORTISOL TO INCREASE CAUSES SYMPATHETIC. Nervous System TO BE ENHANCED. And so yet looking at you know it's great to look at the news and to be informed but looking at it twenty four hours a day is not good for. Ya told. I was on interview the other day. And said you need to binge-watch Nip flicks comedy special? You know but I do these days is I watched the morning news. First of all the morning news is always going to be friendlier than news. The evening is as working in immediate used. If if it bleeds it leads right so there it is what it is folks but the morning news generally tends to be a little bit more upbeat while you can still get those key headlines for the day for I don't understand why everybody a Netflix are. Watching shows like contagion were doing. We're living in living contagion. You need to laugh. You need to play. You need to go outside six feet away but you need to actually go outside. So what can you do? Here's how you can boost your immune system. Seventy percent of your immune system is in your gut and good. Bacteria in the gut will help control the immune system because what is happening with this virus by people at AMC is that their immune system is going. Overboard is being uncontrolled. It's actually attacking healthy tissue instead of just the hours. So probiotics will help to control the immune system so that doesn't go overboard now when it comes to things like vitamin C. Do you find that it's better to get it. From natural things like oranges or citrus. Or you should we just go for a supplement. Yes it's you know. The thing is I mean you'd have to eat a lot of oranges to get enough vitamin C. To really now it would be enough for the daily requirement but then daily requirement is to prevent scurvy. But if you look at the research When you're talking about is antiviral capabilities and and other things. You have to use more than talking about somewhere between a thousand and four thousand milligrams on pretty much consistent basis this. In order to really boost the immune system said that bag of mandarins bought yesterday and that had been just like funneling is is a joke me. In how many how much? I'd rather do that than the candy all day that would rather for. You've much vitamin C. Is in wine orange or Mandarin ballpark. Do you know you got me on that one okay. I'll have to look so on. That probiotic tipped you you. You know that was in the arsenal that you discussed. I get confused. An ICY probiotic in the Little Strawberry Yogurt drink. I give my daughter in the morning and then I see it in the vitamins that are not so active looking and then the other day I was in whole foods all gloved up and looking crazy and I noticed this really butte.
"cortisol" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"But there's not a lot of free cortisol around me the, the cortisol is basically getting broken down very quickly or the cortisol metabolites are hanging around the bloodstream for a long period, time, people who are a beast, by the way. People who struggle with, with excess fat they have nearly twice as much cortisol production as normal weight people. And that's because adipose tissue can turn out a ton of cortisol, but these folks can also Show, Low levels of free cortisol, even though they have robust amounts of cortisol production. And if you if long-term stress made the adrenal glands fatigue to the point where they were unable to make cortisol, we would see a lot of obese people who make extra cortisol all the time based on the that extra adipose tissue. They would they would theoretically have adrenal failure. But they don't even though they're dreaming output of cortisol is more than twice as high as normal, as you know, like like a normal weight person. So ultimately, it's important to understand this issue of cortisol metabolites. So would you say this is the same thing like it's a Sesing T S H compared to look? At free, three four yet to a certain extent, you know, in an ideal scenario, you would be looking at a C, T H, or, or how much as t h you had showing that your Patou itary gland is sending or not sending the correct signal to your dream glance for cortisol, but then you'd also look at cortisol metabolites. So a cortisol metabolite would be the equivalent of like t- three or versity three from thyroid standpoint. Right. So we know the thyroid's maybe you're you're sending the right message to your thyroid gland to produce t four, but it's getting converted into excess amounts of reverse t three rather than t- three. That's where the issue of testing both. What's gone, the brain level? And then on the metabolite level are both important. So, right. Cortisol is made in is made from cholesterol, by the way. So sometimes sometimes fatty acid deficits can cause low cholesterol, or low low cortisol production, but it's mainly Drina corps cortex out of. Esterel and then it's bound something called cortisol binding globulin in the same way that thyroid is bound to thyroid, binding, globulin testosterone is bound to sex hormone binding globulin. And so a very small percentage of cortisol is free and unbound. Unfortunately, most of these blood tests are testing for free cortisol, but what happens after your body produces cortisol is all the different glands can keep it as cortisol or they converted into cortisone it can be get metabolize into different forms of cortisol like five alpha Tetra, hydro cortisol or five beta Tetra hydrocortisone all or cortisone get metabolize into five beta Tetra hydrocortisone. And so that's what I'm referring to when I'm referring to all these different cortisol metabolites that can be measured. So when you measure for the metabolites and for the cortisol, you can see, well, my not producing enough cortisol or is it simply getting metabolize very quickly, or we're getting getting converted into these metabolites very. Quickly and you know, it it's very similar, again with or is related to thyroid. Right. So if your thyroid is low or you have hypothyroidism, we're free t three can't get into cells your clearance or your metabolism of cortisol would slow down. And you would think you have rampantly haiku levels, and maybe you're under a whole bunch of stress, but it's really a thyroid issue. And on the flip side, if you have hyperthyroidism you could actually be breaking down the court assault, very readily. Or maybe you're on a thyroid medication like armor thyroid or something like that. And you could see low cortisol that would make you think you have a dream fatigue, when maybe you're just producing a whole bunch of thyroid hormone. So ultimately, what this comes down to. Is that your cortisol, your dream of lands, maybe producing cortisol just fine, but you may have excess conversion or very rapid conversion into cortisol MC. Tab lights and a lot of times that can be thyroid related. And so this is we're working with a functional or an integrative, medical practitioner can help you to.
"cortisol" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"And you seem to think their cortisol is very very good for you. And I'm just wondering is there is there a way to increase my cortisol? I think I've heard I've read that drinking a Cup of coffee in the morning elevates cortisol. So that's even measurable in the afternoon. Okay. Anything that I could take that would. Yeah. Increase my cortisol. Well, let's let's rewind the question just a little bit. Okay. You know? So it is cortisol. Good for you or bad for you. And the answer is this. Yes. Okay. Cortisol has to be kept within a certain range for things to work. If you have two little cortisol, you get very very sick. You know, we ended up giving cortisol to people when they have these profound life threatening infections, you go into the emergency room and sepsis one of the first things they do is they give you intravenous cortisol cortisol. Like medications because you need that. Or you're dead on the other hand if you take too much or too much is given to you. Or whatever happens you'll put weight on you can develop diabetes, nasty prosise. So the answer is too much is bad for you. And too bad for you. Now, it's far more common. Probably a hundred times more common to have too little cortisol than too much. Unless you're listening or watching the late night advertisements. You're putting your weight on your you've got too much cortisol. No, you're too much weight on because either eating the wrong thing or too much has nothing to do with cortisol. You have to have cordial. We measure this every time we get a new patient through the front door, we do cortisol determinations. And I may check it three or four times a year why because it's one of those hormones. That's absolutely essential for everything else to work not enough cortisol fire doesn't work none of cortisol you develop arthritis develop all kinds of inflammatory conditions. So Paul hang on because I'm gonna I'm gonna bleed all over this one. Okay. Because this one is wickedly important for you. And a lot of folks to understand so standby. Okay. Paul you stay online, and we'll pick up with Sherry Benito. And Kim and that probably will round out the show as far as calls are concerned. I will take a break right now for the three big things you need to know. Now..
"cortisol" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"That you will get those online classes, but then to you still have those appointment options. So we would meet with you on over the phone or Skype end. Or if you are in the twins the air, you can always have some online busy busy online class. Participants said does are working too much to get here every week, but they really liked the option that they come in and do appointment in person. So that I see them in person for their appointments. So I think they really like the option of being able to go to class in their jammies. Yeah. Right. Yes. I've yet for the I've heard for years, the, you know, the podcast listeners that feel like well, I wish I could take classes, you know, that you offer not we're starting to get a lot more with the online classes and grade information is great. It's a great way to participate and have that that continued support keep you on the right path. Exactly. Exactly. So before break we were talking about. The the quarters L connection to skipping meals until every time you skip a meal. Your body is stressed and the extra Lukasz get stored as fat so skipping meals can put on you could put on belly fat. So remember, this stress means a release of glucose and any unused excess glucose turns into belly fat when I'm working with clients. I often find that many of them still believe if they skip a meal or snack. They're going to lose weight faster and a lot of times when they're skipping. They'll go ahead and have that die coke or that the Judy coffee drink because they knew that energy boost while they are still locked into old wrong. Message of calories in calories out. Right. Yep. Right. Right. Right. And a lotta times the this this profile of clients to it leads to these sugar cravings. Right because their body is being deprived an wants a quick fix so often I find when my clients are skipping meals their blood sugar level drops. And of course, you know, the automatically reach for the sugar. You know, they need that pickup when there were their blood sugar is low. So that process car, you know, fits with the extra sugar, plus the cortisol release doubles, the trouble and the resulting is even faster weight gain. Unfortunately, they just don't understand that. It is a biochemical reason. Not as simple calorie in problem. It may be unusual. But for many clients, we have to teach them that the real foods eating real food several times a day to lose weight is the right way. And when I learn my solve when I learned. To, you know, put my body into fat burning mode that I you know, I needed to eat real food several times a day. You know, initially, I thought, wow, this is a lot of food. Yes, it's hard to look at us with terror by going to lose weight eating all this food. Right. Right. And you know, I decided though, you know, looking at was coming out of taking that weight and wellness theories, and I was like, well, I'm gonna put this to the task. I'll try it for, you know, a few weeks at least to see how I feel and it really help you know, I was able at that time. I had hardy I heard already lost the weight, but still struggling with certain types of inflammation. And I definitely felt that had a lot of better blood sugar, and I didn't gain weight doing. So that's oftentimes the fear like, I'm how my not gonna gain more weight by eating I guess can be healthy and be slim, but I've had a lot of clients to where they actually were able to lose weight doing eating more than they were before. Which is surprising. But it's like you mentioned is biochemical. Exactly it is. Is definitely something that happens on much further level than just calories in calories out, right? Exactly. Okay. Let's recap Leah. Okay. Cortisol is produced in the adrenal glands when we are stressed. Yes. It can be in a stress, right? Not sleep in having a problem with skipping meals. Yeah. To court being late to a meeting any kind of stress. Exactly excess cortisol is produced to handle the stress then extra glucose is released.
"cortisol" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"Cortisol is going to be higher your choices around foods are going to be poor. Right. You know, want more you're gonna have more sugar Craig when we're sleep deprived, we crave sweets. Yes. Yeah. Oh, and I could totally attest to this as going through those younger in just kind of feel like I'm coming out of this phase of little babies and young kids do not sleep. Well, and not getting enough sleep and up throughout the night. I can tell you that my quarters all levels were definitely a lot higher. When I was not getting enough sleep. I you know to get my adequate amount of sleep. I have to go really early. I get up super early in the morning. So I'm getting ready for bed at eight o'clock at night most nights to get myself to sleep at the right time. Absolutely. And it's worth it. It's it is worth it. I struggled with insomnia for years and having that connection in my life where I my quality of sleep. I, you know, I've I've become a little sleep Nazi in my world because I understand the relationship. So bio chemically, you know, what happens when you're under chronic stress of all those components. You were talking about all when you're under stress the cortisol releases glucose. Yep. Into your bloodstream to handle that stressful event. And if you don't use up all that glucose, the extra glucose gets stored as Gus what belly fat that. So for example, you use up all the glucose when you frantically pick up the the rear end of car to save someone, you know, we all know the story someone's pinned under a car, but when you're driving. Helter skelter, and you're not so you're not late picking up the kids from daycare. I mean that's stressful. You're in traffic, you don't use up that extra glucose that was poured into your system and all of the anews glucose from that stressful car ride gets stored as belly fat. Because remember our belly fat has all those cortisol receptors right times four times. So it's this thing give it your shopping all that sugar into your blood, and then it's sucking up right into your belly. Right. Calmed down. Right. So long ago, it was more frequent that people used up all the extra glucose that was released from excessive stress because the situations are events they encountered were often dangerous or life threatening. However, it's where we live in a different world are stress looks differently. The extra glucose doesn't get used up for the constant emotional stress. Many of us are under is just stored as. That. Right. Right. Right. Well, it's break time. Again, this time is going so fast. You were listening to dishing up nutrition..
"cortisol" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"Your quarters all to lose weight? That's true. So sometimes we can't control our environment, right or are emotional stress. So, you know, I think of it as sort of dominoes, we can control our food stressors. So we look at what are the stressors in your life? And what do we have control over and food is one of those stressors most people are not aware that every time they drink a soda or stop for a mock Allante order a pizza. They're pudding stress on their adrenal glands and more cortisol is released into the body. And it's heading straight to the the abdominal area which results in more belly fat. Not that like we said at that stressful. When you're you're stressed, and and you're eating this way and the stressors in your life. You don't have control over and now you're gaining weight. Your belly? I mean, nobody needs that. Right. I'm it's really important that we look at the total picture and total health with our clients. We don't just look at food is -actly. Exactly. So are you still? Still practicing bad food habits. This is number one focus of how to help reduce your quarters. All you know, you know, if soda the candy the wine alcohol in general, the crackers the pizza chips, the cookies, which are all food stressors. When you understand these foods actually are stress producing it is easier to give them out. You know, when you know better you can do better you can. And I I always ask my clients to sort of frame how they look at those that list of foods that you just pension to frame it differently instead of framing it as I really deserve. Because you know, my bosses crabby with me or my children are snarky with me. Or I have to run to the hospital. I mean, these are stressors, and so people will say I deserve. And then you fill in the blank because as could be the law Tei, but I. I always ask them. Do you deserve inflammation pain and high cortisol level? Are you do you deserve someone to nurture you and a lot of times they gets down to yourself yourself has to nourish and nurture. So here's something to think about eating a bag of chips may produce Justice much cortisol is bolting to escape from you know, being by lion. Right. So that's that's a lot of load of cortisol right there being dumped into your system. So to get rid of your belly fat. Would you be willing to give up stressful food habits it really is chemistry? It is not people's character. It's just what they've always done and what they know to do it gives you that quick fix..
"cortisol" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"Sometimes I think it sounds like a lot of science gobbly Gook. So let's let's break this down for people even more stress increases cortisol levels and can lead to belly fat. And I think I have some people's attention here yet what this means is when we are stressed. The hormone cortisol is released from our Drina glands, which can then. Then 'cause our body to store fat around our stomach. I have clients that say I've always had a flat stomach and now I'm starting to get a Putra I'm gaining weight in my belly. So the adrenal glands are found on the top of the kidneys. And they produced both Adrain Audran and cortisol the Drina glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism and your blood pressure. Yes. And so a yield researcher found women who had more belly fat also had experienced more stress and even more negative moods. And I'm sure many of you were thinking why do we put on a domino fat when we are stressed? Well, actually, this is really fascinating obtain fat has four times more cortisol receptors than any other fat cells in our bodies. Isn't it amazing four-time where receptor so? Our our belly fat is just really more susceptible for storing body fat when we're stressed out. And so that that goes right onto our Bally's. You may be thinking I must be eating too much. And that is why I'm gaining weight. But maybe not maybe it's due to your stress because I could very much attest, you working with clients in the office where you know, they they're eating hasn't changed too much. You know, they've been getting about the same for this extended period of time. But what has happened is during this period where they gained a lot of belly fat. They had a big stressful event. Maybe it was work related. You know, maybe they they were afraid of losing a job or there was no downturns, and they had more work to do or it could also be, you know, our family ones a lot of times. I you know, what I hear is. A loved one is sick. And they're doing a lot more caretaking and their their self care is not what I hear that a lot the caretakers now and teachers I have a lot of teachers and the stress is very high in their classroom. Right. And we really have to work on lowering their stress so that they can achieve their goals of. Yes. Weight reduction or eight will they're not. We'll talk a little bit more about that too throughout the show. But that it it a lot of times people, you know, they don't really take value in the fact of how much the stress in their lives have this sort of impact. And I have seen people gain ten pounds of belly fat based on stress and that stressful. Yeah, I mean gaining that way in itself is stressful. So if you think about this stress equals cortisol rates which equals belly fat right centuries ago. Stressed me of saved our lives when you ran for your life while you're being chased by back.
"cortisol" Discussed on WLAC
"Let's go to the phones and talk to Donna. Hi, donna. My health concern is having a problem with excessive belly fat and almost blackout. Typo belly fat? So if you deal with something like that, you're getting bloated. You feel like nothing you're doing is working. No matter what you eat nothing seems to be working. Then a lotta times that type of fat. That you're dealing with has too many times with the hormones and one of the primary hormones that we deal with is not estrogen which we tend to think well, estrogen it's always been kind of the one we were concerned about really it has to do more cortisol cortisol is the stress hormone that can really wreak havoc on the body. Now, it's natural. It's a hormone is produced from the adrenal glands. We're under a lot of stress. So if you're in a lot of financial stress, you're fighting a lot in certain relationships in your life, or if you have if you're under the gun for deadlines say for work or project in school, whatever it might be cortisol levels can go up matter of fact, when you really understand how cortisol works. I've got a lot of friends colleagues other physicians, and we kind of understand the cortisol concept and instead of saying, hey, man, I'm really stressed out or ham going through a tough day or hey life is happening. Whatever. It's we'll we'll say things like Emma cortisol is high. Just because we know that that going through certain areas of life is is making your cortisol and when your cortisol up, it's not good. I mean it destroys brain cells. Not good. It adds the belly fat specifically belly fat. And it prevents you from being leaner. More on the lean side of of your body me healthy. So it really does make a difference. So managing cortisol getting those levels down, balancing it out is what makes the difference. So I would encourage you if you're dealing with that you can look at certain supplements phosphate. It'll Syrian is great at blocking a lot of the cortisol. Green tea's.
"cortisol" Discussed on The Sheepdog Project
"I do wear c-pap to sleep, but I. Also, in addition to that, that that hasn't been enough for me in kind of cracking the code and how to sleep properly. So over time I've had to come up with a lot of things in my own research, a lot of things on my own. Some of this is common sense stuff. Some of our is things that you can find anywhere on the internet that any physician that you talked to or any provided that you talked to her is going to tell you this the same general habits about what we call sleep hygiene, but I'm just gonna go through some things that maybe not. Everybody knows that helped me and that many experts agree do work. Some of this is is from my own recipe book. Some of it is I'm standing on the shoulders of giants, and I've gotten the knowledge from them, but I'm gonna share it all with you for what it's worth because this has been a lifelong struggle with me and has gotten worse as I've gotten older, maybe it's something that can help you as well. One more thing that I wanna talk about when it comes to general health before I launch into this, if you're not sleeping right. Your cortisol levels are up, and if your cortisol levels are up that's going to affect you in a lot of ways you're gonna tend to put on a retain more body, fat guy. You're going to build have less lean muscle. This is gonna affect your libido, whether you're male or female. We also know that high cortisol counts in in men will affect their sperm counts. Basically if you're just walking around feeling irritable and tired and just generally lousy all the time, those are symptoms that kind of generally go along with the with having a high cortisol count. It's considered a stress hormone. So what that is, you're not getting enough sleep. So your body is bumping up your cortisol to compensate for. That's kind of to give you a jolt and it's giving that kind of herbal feeling also if you're not getting enough sleep nighttime when you're asleep, that's when you get your bursts of human growth.
"cortisol" Discussed on The Skinny Confidential Him And Her Podcast
"In the evening and having i think a test result could actually explain that because you might see your cortisol levels might be sort of moderate in the morning and you want to be quiet and still and then you kind of get your your wind as the day goes on and yours may be real high and you're chatty and then it may be the reverse for each of you in the evening and that's what's fun about testing cortisol because you test morning noon evening night and then you can see a pattern i think it's helpful to understand who you know we all have the same hormones by the way men and women all have estrogen progesterone testosterone dha and cortisol but in different amounts and at different times and of course we women have cycles so that kind of throws more monkey wrench into it throw a monkey wrench into your day so what hormones then you just mentioned the different types of hormones but i think when laurence says of hormones are out of control or girl san hormone like i kind of non my head and act like i know what i'm talking about but i really don't there's been a fighter too by the way that he has said your hormones are outta whack but he doesn't know what that i'd also like a slogan that he wants to say i think well i think i'm probably right but i just but then i don't want i'm talking with high cortisol so i'd like to know for anyone listening out there to understand hormones a little bit better and what each of you know how they impact is can we get into that a little bit yeah absolutely i mean the the main big picture the hormones that you want to look at if you're testing or that you want to be aware of the symptoms what what the symptoms of imbalance for these are would be as i mentioned estrogen which is you know the mother of all hormones it's the super growth i'm on it multiplies grows divide sells it grows the egg in the ovary at grows the blood rich lining of the uterus grew our breasts are reproductive organs are curves you know it it has it it regulates a lot of our cycle of course but it's all about growth so if estrogen keeps growing out of control without the balancing action of all those partner hormones the helper hormones progesterone testosterone and cortisol then you start to have symptoms of let's say estrogen dominance in men can have this too so with women it's heavy periods painful periods really bad pass me the shotgun kind of pms bloating water retention all kinds of weight gain and you know hard to lose weight and the same thing can happen to men usually when they're kind of moving into their forties because they're testosterone starts to drop and in resp in ratio to dropping testosterone we get rising estrogen so that's where you you see men and this happens earlier and earlier depending how much stress is going on these kind of changes should start like mid forties but they're happening in our late thirties so men get moody they lose their their sex drive or the competitive drive they don't like their job anymore they wanna go shopping with their wife and carry her purse and meg ryan commercials and you know this happens over not for you guys you're too young yet but but stress is doing is really doing a job on very younger and younger people i'm seeing hormone levels that are way out of the box and that shouldn't be music been with the woman or moving with a man that the that the levels try to balance out like so maybe say i have a lot of testosterone than i move in with lorne than my testosterone drops in my estrogen rises and then vice versa with her is that is that true or is that a myth i don't think it's that i mean i think it's somewhat true i think you know it's just sort of the closeness of an intimate relationship and hormones being shared you know skintoskin oxytocin having baby having a baby and men participating in childcare can definitely take care of the baby condemn bring hormones more into sink yeah me about.
"cortisol" Discussed on The mindbodygreen Podcast
"So then needs to be a diet for that type of woman that regulates the insulin levels and regulates the estrogen levels but that's only only piece i you have to go back to why she created that imprint that her sense of self worth was based on her bility to be their fathers because otherwise she will continually put people before her and so that's what the academic gets into wind and that happen so gets into childhood traumas and the process of actually changing it oh come back to that with move out if we gluco one by one so that's the nurture we've onto the wonder woman so the wonder woman sense of self worth is coming from a success in chief ment and so her dominant hormone cortisol so that's a stress hormone and and most of us north of that where that we stole body fat on the abdominal oreo where court when quotas elevated and then cortisol is low because you've been in these law being in stressful situations for a long period of time it makes it makes the belly fat very resistant to being able to lose so for the that type of one woman she really gotta manage her her stress levels from food perspective having foods that she sensitive to exacerbate the effect of cortisol so taking out gluten and dairy is particularly important for the wonder woman fan of those thing regardless not not in this country so so just because of the way that they've been modified come back to that.
"cortisol" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Well so i was just describing mostly what it would look like if you went see her d you'd get those various medications to address the various symptoms but there would be no investigation into why you're bowels irritable in the first place and no you know and because there's no investigation into why there can be no addressing the real causes and it's not like we don't know what those causes can be i mean if you look in the scientific literature there are thousands of studies exploring the connection between disrupted gut microbiome and i b s or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or cbo and i b s or parasite infections and i b s or changes to the gut brain axis hp access like high cortisol are low cortisol or alternating cortisol inappropriate cortisol rhythm during the day and ibs so there's many many known causes of ibs that we can test for and then treat if they're present and that's what we exactly what we do in functional medicine so patient would come to me and i we would do stool testing and breath testing for things like cbo and disrupted gut microbiome and parasite sites we would test their hp axes look at their cortisol production we would look for nutrient deficiencies we would test for food intolerances we would assess their diet of course and then with all that information we would create a customized plan for them that would probably include a particular dietary aid approach it would include some antimicrobials if they had cbo or any kind of gut infection like h pylori and include some behavior and lifestyle changes to address hp axis or socalled adrenal fatigue i'm using air quotes and maybe some supplements to do that as well and so then the patient actually has the chance to fully recover from this problem like much in the way that you changed your diet and we're able to address these symptoms patient could change their diet they get rid of their cbo they.
"cortisol" Discussed on FoundMyFitness
"As much as you can because it's rare and it's huge calories and that's great so if that's true then maybe we should just invent nothing but sweet stuff and that's so awesome but now we're killing ourselves we get sweet stuff now we need to renounce it's always like you get these sort of things where you know one mandate in the human world interacts problematically with another enlight is a classic example yeah it is and the fact that you know what mister cain rhythms is regulated largely by light also buy food and take as well but the the cortisol take on cortisol a hormone that trait changes like twenty five percent of the human genome many of those genes involved in inflammation yeah exactly so totally make sense at these two are interconnected and you know having just bright light exposure there was one study were exposing humans to like ten thousand bucks right like for seven hours a day lowered their cortisol response during the the rising phase when it's usually like the highest and so you know so the obviously was a anti inflammatory sort of depressive i guess immunosuppressive effect as well because you're not having i have the cortisol response yeah but another thing that just so many humans don't realize that that could also be playing a role in the in their you know their depression their their way that they're responding to emotional stimuli and all these things you know so i personally we might my husband and i have optimized tried to optimize the best billy are lead exposure so we have these lights and our.
"cortisol" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"In there like waiting for the baby come i was eating chocolate cover raises i would just like and i didn't even realize i was doing it you know it was like three o'clock in the morning you know and so that's another thing and last one i'll share and there's so many that create that change in your body composition but this one is incredibly important is cortisol cortisol has been drug through the mud recently you know is being blamed for everything but it's not really bad guy just misunderstood cortisol is incredibly important for example cortisol is important for your thyroid to work right and that's kind of like the metabolism regulator of your body but here's the thing just one night sleep deprivation radically increases your cortisol and suppresses melatonin actually as well but this rise in cortisol has a really powerful ability to start to break down your muscle tissue which muscles your body's kind of fat burning machinery and so it can convert your muscle tissue into glucose is the process called gluconeogenesis as the kind of fight or flight response because your physiology doesn't know why you're not sleeping you know must be some danger about you know and so understanding those major hormones and there's many others you start to see the picture that gets painted with just how much your sleep quality impacts your physical parents it's really crazy i've always known you need sleep but i didn't know why and so getting into or transitioning i should say because i was thinking needed sleep because if i didn't get it i felt terrible but that was sort of the end of it and i even let myself just stop that we don't really know why you sleep but not diving into the real breakdown which is really fascinating.
"cortisol" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Studies are assessing cortisol levels a lot of them do 24 hour cortisol test so they they'll assess morning cortisol levels dallas who assess evening cortisol levels sometimes they assess ecorse all levels in the it dead midnight and so on but the main thing that most of them look at is the cortisol awakening response so they do four different cortisol measurements over the for a couple of hours of the day and and they chart that morning cortisol awakening response and most of the abnormalities that that they find uh art in that awakening response and there's a whole bunch of nuances here but that's the basic idea of of how cortisol varies over the course of the day and how it's typically assessed is really it's largely focussed on this kind of morning cortisol awakening response that's where we're really looking to to assess a person's cortisol levels so basically after pudding all of this research together sixty individual studies twenty systematic literature reviews here's how this actually breaks down this is what the evidence shows sixteen of 60 studies sixty individual studies showed low morning cortisol levels are associated with chronic fatigue or or burnout 12 of 60 studies show that high cortisol levels in the morning are associated with chronic fatigue or burnout and thirty to the vast majority of studies showed there are no detectable differences in brit assault levels between people with chronic fatigue verses normal healthy regular people without any problems so that should be pretty shocking to to everyone listening and basically you know that i mean again this is not i'm not expressing my opinion on this this is i'm my goal here is i want to present the data and this is what the data says the overall body of evidence every study that's been done on the on the topic of the relationship of cortisol levels to chronic fatigue from 1995 to two thousand seventeen that's what they say about sixteen are in favor of low twelve are in favor of high end fergie to showed no detectable differences now this should be a pretty shocking thing because if you've if you've known anybody with for example chronic fatigue syndrome this is a debilitating condition this is a very serious medical condition so it is truly remark 'cable that you could take a.
"cortisol" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"The adrenal sales and cortisol levels are mediating all of these different symptoms and in especially chronic fatigue at so what you can do now is now this opens up a possibility to actually analyze the science and say will are these chronic fatigue syndrome 's um than burnout syndrome an exhaustion disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome are they linked reliably with any kind of adrenal dysfunction or a abnormal cortisol levels and what i did was i found through many many many months of research and going through all of these all the studies every shred of a relevant study that i could find what i did was i put all of that research together and then i put i lined it all up by date and i took it was over 60 studies and so sixty individuals studies and twenty a systematic literature reviews which are basically reviews of the existing scientific evidence have been done since 1995 to two thousand and seventy and i put all of that research together and then i just said what is this evidence say are is is chronic fatigue caused by dysfunctional adrenal is an abnormal cortisol levels and there are a a few basic predictions that we would expect to find if based on the adrenal fatigue theory if adrenal fatigue is a real thing and if it's truly the adrenal is in cortisol levels that are the cause of these kinds of symptoms then we would expect to find things like you know some basic predictions like one most people with these chronic fatigue syndrome 's should actually have some kind of cortisol abnormalities an and especially low cortisol levels.
"cortisol" Discussed on The Friend Zone
"With the offenders or imagine not necessarily actually doing it but imagine for giving them the machine blew up and when the practice this imagined forgiveness their physical arousal actually started coasting downwards and they showed no more of a stress reaction than normal wakefulness produces so what happens is that your cortisol which is a hormone that is a quick response to stress it shoots up when you are stress and holding grudges so there's an actual health and physical uh challenges that kick up in you when you don't forgive someone in its prove scientifically you can go online and find study after study after study i actually went on this site kauth fataah healing that was saying you know how your ear you have brain waves that are in constant motion your brain's constantly producing waves at all frequencies eumembers studying this when we were younger where right where your brain was in beta alpha theta delta gamma those are the five main frequency brain waves so what happens is um when you are holding on to all these stories all these really stressful grudges in this person that you hate in this person the distant did that your brain literally can't be outta alpha state or even afata state which is relaxed in the state of calm the state of a meditation and whatever learning about creativity and thriving end where your brain needs to be for you to to actually do well and manifest all these dreams you have really uh evolving as a person and getting further into your career and learning what you need to study and just thriving likes literal thrive energy your brain needs to be able to hit those waves and frequencies service stressed end signs the same at is literally preventing you from hitting though.
"cortisol" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"For really out for for reasons that i can't quite articulate trauma survivors really trust fellow trauma survivors sometimes in a in a more deep way than they trust and they trust people who have not under gone something similar to what they experienced um you know i just wanna come back to a little bit of the um mm just the detail of this for it right when we first began to speak you talked about the puzzle originally that um cortisol levels were low because it was high cortisol all was associated with the stress response and i just want to make sure i understand this but would so what you've learned is that the that that one of these things that gets transmitted would be that perhaps that the offspring of of people with trauma would would be born with lower cortisol levels um and that what you've learned is that the cortisol actually helps control the stress response and that that low cortisol um means that there might be a more of a vulnerability as people move through life to as you described him into the trauma that comes their way is that correct that in nuance that it it it's correct lot i can operate let me build a little nieto get into a cortisol is a very important uh hormone it's called a stress hormone it has a lot of different functions in the body that have nothing to do with stress uh has a lot of function that has to do with metabolism and it's not so much the level of cortisol that is made and released that matters but it's how the entire system works and there's a cost and uh a benefit to having low cortisol um.