LET'S TALK CORTISOL, HERBS,EMOTIONS AND MIND
Updated: Dec 16, 2018
Working 11 years in Health and Fitness industry I learned a lot trough my clients,their behavioural changes,health,diseases and emotional patterns. I found that a biggest root cause of all listed above was caused by Stress or lets say increase of Cortisol.What exactly is Cortisol and how it's released in our body?
Cortisol is manufactured from cholesterol. It is released into the circulation in response to stress, whether psychological or physical. Cortisol release is governed by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). In turn, ACTH is regulated by corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), which is secreted by the hypothalamus. Emotions (such as anxiety) and traumatic events (such as surgery or hypoglycemia) prompt the release CRH from the hypothalamus and. thus ACTH from the anterior pituitary. Episodic release of Cortisol peaks at 6 a.m. and is low at midnight.
Stress management is an important tool. For example, scheduling times of relaxation into the day, even brief ones, can help you find a sense of balance and peace. The technique of diaphragmatic breathing, where the breath is drawn in deeply but at a normal regular rate, can help to calm. Activities that enhance the stress response need to be avoided:Caffeine from coffee, tea, soft drinks, and chocolate needs to be reduced or eliminated. Caffeine causes a rise of catecholamine levels in the body, interferes with restful sleep, and tricks the body into feeling energetic and strong. In other words, it allows the person to stay in the alarm phase.
Self-Healing Processes Any form of meditation, worship, prayer, and spiritual reflective activity are wonderful restoratives. They activate healing mechanisms and promote well being. The cascade of neurohormonal events that we label as stress can stem from, or be tied to fear, disillusion¬ment, purposelessness, selfishness, ego-centeredness, hopelessness, and lack of faith.Feelings of security, less susceptibility to negative events, and a different perspective on life all seem to come from prayer, meditation, and any healthy form of spiritual development.