There is no such thing as an isolated problem in the body. There is a huge web of events that takes place in almost every situation when you look at the body as a whole. Low energy is one of the most common complaints relating to chronic health issues so let’s spend a few minutes exploring one of it’s frequent causes: blood sugar dysregulation. Blood sugar issues cause a cascade of issues that are damaging to the body from low energy to enzymatic shifts and hormonal imbalances. Let’s consider the following: someone has insulin resistance (basically early stages of diabetes or pre-diabetes) which basically results in an inability to get glucose (a key component for cellular energy) into the cells. That means glucose stays in the blood stream which is not good. Sugar, when sprinkled on foods (such as caramelized onions) causes them to break down (tissue damage). Free floating glucose in your blood stream will lead to tissue damage and destruction of your eyes, kidneys, nerves, etc.. It also tends to promote increased Triglyceride formation which can lead to fatty liver and so on an so on but the area I want to focus on for the moment is Cortisol.
So what happens when your body runs low on Cortisol? The first thing it does is steal resources from other pathways in the body. Think of it this way: If your body had a choice between breeding and surviving then what would it choose? I hope you said Survival, because that is the correct answer. However, if your body is struggling it will deplete resources for sex hormone production and move them to the survival or “cortisol pathways”. That may be necessary but it is never ideal and leads to so many of the hormonal imbalances seen today. Low libido, vaginal dryness, female facial hair, and erectile dysfunction are all on the rise along with the many other negative consequences such as breast and prostate cancer. It is important to note that the resources in your other pathways are limited too. So when “Susie Survival” has stolen all of “Bobby Breeder’s” resources and you are still in survival mode then what happens next? This is where many people experience varying degrees of adrenal fatigue and that is never good. I could go on and on and will gladly continue this on future posts but for now suffice it to say that there is no one size fits all solution for fatigue, hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, emotional challenges and so forth. The focus of my practice and life is to bring our clients back into balance. To that end I harness some unique tools and technology as we help them transform their lives and express their divinely engineered potential.
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