10 hours ago
A worthy 10 minute video by Dr. Bruce Lipton. How stress is impacting your immune system,
Cells are either in growth or protection, but not both at the same time.
The mind PERCEIVES the environment AND if it PERCEIVES (meaning it may or may not be threatening, but that perception is ALL that matters to the mind) what it believes to be threatening it will send a signal to the cells that the environmental is not supporting to growth. The system that regulates this is the HPA Axis (hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis).
The hypothalamus interprets the perception. When the Hypothalamus interprets stress, it sends a message to the pituitary gland. The pituitary glands then sends a message to the adrenal glands (fight or flight). The adrenals release stress hormones, which tell blood to preferentially go to arms and legs (so you can run from the lion). This takes the blood away from digestion, detox organs, hormonal system, immune system etc. This puts the body in protection mode vs growth mode. Remember you can not grow and protect at the same time.
*This does not mean grow in height, but more growth and repair. Cells die everyday and need to be replaced.
Thus, when you are under chronic stress, you are not in a growth or healing place, due to ALWAYS being in the fight or flight protective phase.
If ALL your energy is going to flee from the stressor, then your available energy to support your HEALTH related systems is SHUT OFF.
Bottom line: STRESS hormones SHUT OFF the immune system! What is happening in our world today?!?! TONS of additional stress--lack of job and money, the news, staying in doors, loneliness, Fear of CV, Fear, fear, fear, fear.
I can not help but wonder, how much our current environment is contributing to lower levels of immunity and increased chances of illness.
Remember the people who are most affected by the CV, are those who ALREADY have health issues (over active stressed system). Their immune system is already turned down, so trying to fight a virus, becomes VERY challenging.
Feeding into the fear and craziness only makes things worse. Essentially, Do yourself a BIG favor. Do not encourage your immune system to shut down. Turn off the news. Call a friend. Walk outside and get some sun. Eat some sugar (fruit, roots, juices, and honey). And Foster an animal if you need company.
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