Constant Stress: Fight or Flight response leads to Facilitated Sympathetics.
I went to a Chiropractic seminar last weekend and learned a lot to say the least.
Besides the Chiropractic Motion Palpation checks and setups to correct any immobile joints of the Sacral and Lumbar vertebrae, I also learned about the sympathetic nervous system (your autonomic fight or flight response to any stress to your body.)
Those stresses come from the 3 T’s, Thoughts, Trauma and Toxins.
Constant Stress, working too hard without enough rest, extreme shock and emotional trauma etc.
Any physical trauma and any spinal misalignment, especially T1 – L2.
L1 and hip misalignment are often missed as the cause of Sciatica
Heavy metal toxicity, stimulants like coffee, tea, tobacco, narcotics and not eating Right for Your Type.
If your Fight or Flight or stress response is “on” all of the time instead of only when a real life or death situation comes up, you first have too much Adrenal function and then get Adrenal burnout.
Adrenal Burnout is a medical condition where the adrenal gland fatigue causes an inability to produce Cortisol, Cortisone, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, sex hormones and many other hormones. Some other problems can be fighting off infections, maintaining blood sugar levels, and the disruption of our metabolic processes. Digestion is shut down and assimilation of dietary nutrition becomes an issue. Heart rate stays high and blood pressure increases.
Our bodies shut down to only focus on surviving and not living.
Common Facilitated Sympathetics symptoms are:
Anxiety, excess sweating, constant (ear) itching
Weakened immunity, Getting sick frequently
Low back pain
Inability to focus or concentrate
Always feeling cold
Weight gain or loss
Any chronic or autoimmune condition
Change your lifestyle if you are under constant stress. You may have to avoid certain family and friends or get a different job. Start an exercise routine and Eat Right for Your Type. Go see a Chiropractor that practices like a detective. If the same segments get adjusted every time on a frequent basis, the correction is somewhere else and you may need a different Chiropractor or technique.
Stop for a minute and figure out if you’re out grazing out on the savannah without a care in the world, or are you being chased by a lion and you don’t want to be lunch!
When you exercise your body burns fuel in 3 stages.
For the first few minutes your body will utilize an Anaerobic pathway (no oxygen) that is quick to respond but is very inefficient. Creatine Phosphate and Glycogen which is stored in your muscles and liver cells gets used first. As much as 20% of the total Glycogen that is stored there can be used during this phase.
There will be a shift in metabolism to the more efficient Aerobic pathway (oxygen) where the energy stored in fat cells is used. This phase creates much more heat. This phase lasts the longest or until the stored energy in your fat cells is depleted.
As the exercise intensifies or is prolonged there is a switch back to anaerobic energy use using up the remaining stored Glycogen.It is during this phase that one of the by-products of the Anaerobic pathway- Lactic Acid is produced. Lactic Acid is what makes your muscles sore after heavy, prolonged exercise.
After learning this information I started thinking about many years ago remembering a funny feeling I would get after I would start running. After about the first 3 or 4 minutes of running I would get this feeling that started in my legs and worked its way up to my torso that felt like lightly burning goose bumps! It only lasted for 10 seconds or so but I never knew what was causing it. Now I know it was the switch from phase 1 pathway to phase 2 pathway.
I’ve since changed my running style to the “Galloway” running style for marathons. My style based on my running speed equates to running 5 minutes and walking 1 minute- the whole race. This minimizes the build up of lactic acid and also minimized that weird goose bump feeling so much that I don’t notice it anymore.
It is becoming a very familiar response that the more times I explain how bad wheat is to people that the next question is: "What about whole wheat or white bread"
The general public been desensitized about the food they eat.
I guess I'm going to have to retool my "wheat speech" to include the words bread, flour, pasta and noodles.
(Posted on the forums too)
When dairy is broken down by our digestive systems, it turns into lactose and galactose.
Blood type B's are the only ones to have galactose as the sugar representing their blood type. That means that all O's, A's and AB's would most likely be "galactose (lactose) intolerant."
If you are a non-secretor and you do not express your blood type in your gut, does that minimize your reaction to dairy?
If you then start taking blood type specific probiotics does that mean you could increase your chances to react to dairy?
Secretors of non galactose carrying blood types (O and A) would then seem to be the highest percentage of "galactose (lactose) intolerant" people.
Thanks Eric, your video has given me several ideas to expand upon!
It has occurred to me that we non secretors who use a blood type specific Probiotics are forcing our guts to express blood type.
It's kind of like having the free version (lite) of software that doesn't have all of the features, but is good enough to get you by. Then you start taking blood type specific Probiotics and introduce all of the missing "software" to now have the full version of your blood type (in your gut.)
You could look at it a different way and say if being a non-secretor is the "full version" and we add blood type to minimize the effects of being a nonnie...we become less nonnie-like.
Are we now Diet Nonnies or Nonnie "lite"
I’ve known for a long time that when I go to purchase shoes I always try the left shoe first to ensure both shoes will fit. Since I switched to (New Balance) brand shoes many years ago, I can get the 4E wide and pretty much eliminate over sizing my right foot shoe to accommodate my left.
Well as it turns out I decided to get a different type of “everyday” shoe that was a little more stylish and a lot less tennis shoe like. This created a very time consuming process. I tried a size 12 for a week and a half but my feet did not like it even with custom fit orthotics.
So I took the shoes back and after about an hour of trying to find the right combination of sizes - here’s what I came up with. With this particular shoe I needed a size 11 for the left foot and a 10 ½ for the right - just make BOTH feet happy. Since I knew the store would not let me mix and match the sizes I then had to try an entirely different shoe. As it turns out the very first pair of size 11’s I tried, both feet were now happy. The left is a little looser than I would like but as long as it’s not causing any discomfort, I’m not going to complain.
Since we still live in a world where one size fits all, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you the above mentioned story. Since I’m a Type O you could replace the size 12 shoes to a (plant based diet). Despite my best intentions, it just was not going to work in the long run. You then could relate the struggle to find the right combination of the “one size fits all” shoes to trying other diets like a high protein diet or a high carbohydrate diet – close, but not realistic. In the end you can then surmise that switching to an entirely new type of shoe to finding and following Eat Right for Your Type.
Until Dr. D’Adamo comes up with something better than Eat Right for Your Type, The GenoType Diet and SWAMI, the world is just going to have to get used the fact that we are truly individual people who can share a way of life called Eat Right for Your Type.