Hi everybody, I’m here to talk about the way that stress affects your mind and your nervous system and how that stress on the nervous system will affect your Brain and your Hormones and your Gut health.

So stress and the brain. All right up here. And then we have the brainstem, which is the Amygdala and Hippocampus.

….And the Ponto-Medullary Reticular Formation (PMRF) and the Mesencephalon Reticular Formation (MRF) are all part of the Brainstem.

So here we have your Eyes, and your Ears.

So if you hear some words you don’t like or if you see some stuff that upsets you, this sends signals to the visual cortex here, and auditory cortex here, and they interpret these signals and then these parts of your brain relay these signals back to your cognitive executive functions in your cerebral cortex.

And here in your frontal cortex you interpret all these visual and auditory signals and determine whether or not something is harmful or not, and that can go on to elicit Stress signals in your brainstem.

So stress.  STRESS IS THE KILLER.

Stress is Fight-or-flight.

Fight-or-flight is the Sympathetic branch of the nervous system.

The sympathetic branch of the brainstem turns on the Hypothalamus to make, CRH (Corticotropin Releasing Hormone) which goes to the Pituitary gland in the brain. Then the pituitary makes ACTH and that’s AdenoCorticotropin Releasing Hormone.

And so these hormones are made inside of the brain because the Amygdala, the Mesencephalon, Reticular Activating System and that the Hippocampus all send stress signals to turn on the Fight-or-Flight stress response.

Sympathetic Branch.

 

……Of the Nervous System.

So this activates these two power lines.

So one is the Sympathetic and one is the Parasympathetic.

Got it?

So Parasympathetic is ‘Rest-and-Digest’.

I’m doing a quick overview real quick so you can see how stress this bad Boy, Stress leads to the Sympathetic branch or the Fight-or-Flight stress response.

When you’re fleeing or you have to fight, you have to engage your senses, your muscles, your heart has to race and get more blood to more of the muscles and you need more glucose in your blood so that your cells have more fuel to contract more, and your senses, your neurons.

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There’s a lot of activity in the fight or flight stress response where your eyes and your ears, you’re ready, you know like a deer is ready to flee.

When they hear a noise, they go into fight or flight and they freeze. But they are looking and they’re listening and they’re waiting to see if they have to flee.

If you’ve ever seen a deer, they freeze. And then when they know that you see them, they jump and they run off. And they flee.

” Fight or flight. “

 

That’s the stress response.

So that’s the survival mechanism that happens in the brain interpreting that they saw the Hunter, they saw us, the person, or they heard something, right?

Deers have the big ears and big eyes, but their eyes don’t work very well. So they rely on their sense of hearing. But all that stimuli inside the brain will signal interpretive signals to the brain that says

“Uh-oh”

It says, fight or flight.

“I better get ready to be in the sympathetic branch of the nervous system.”

And so the brains geared up, the hypothalamus and the pituitary to turn on the H P A axis.

Okay.

This is what turns on your stress response inside the brain.

So CRH goes to the pituitary. So the hypothalamus makes CRH, goes to pituitary, which says make ACTH and this ACTH travels down the blood all the way to the adrenal glands, which sit right on top of the Kidneys.

So the nervous system comes from the brain,

goes down through the spinal column, all the way down to these adrenal glands and there in the medulla, okay? Your glands are making Cortisol. That’s what ACTH makes, okay?

ACTH from the pituitary gland tells the adrenal glands to make Cortisol.

So Cortisol raises your blood sugar, so that you have more fuel for your cells so that you can run faster and your brain is using a lot of sugar right now as it’s still trying to interpret the signals and whether it needs to, you know, your senses have to be really acute to your brain and the nervous system is ready for action, fighting or fleeing.

… Got it?

 

So this is all part of stress, the stress response.

 

So as Cortisol is being produced in the adrenal glands, basically you have these steroid chemical pathways.

 

So we’re going to say it starts with Cholesterol.

So Cholesterol is actually the parent molecule for all of your steroidal hormone synthesis.

So Cholesterol comes down to Pregnenolone.

Now this is the parent molecule for Progesterone, which is important for women and fertility and regulating their menstrual cycles, but then also it’s responsible for making DHEA, which is important for androgen synthesis. That’s like Testosterone and different types of Testosterones.

So from Progesterone we can either go to Testosterone as well, or we can go from Testosterone it becomes Estradiol and estrogens.

But what happens is that all this Progesterone right here will be all converted into this bad boy.

This CORTISOL.

Okay? So if you’re always under stress, Stress is your mind’s interpretation of signals keeping you alert.

“Reticular activating system” means that it’s waking you up. It’s keeping you alert. In a heightened state of stress. This means your mind and your nervous system is being taxed and burdened with too much activity.

There’s too much to do.

  • You’re working too hard.
  • You’re driving in traffic,
  • You’re having to deal with all these appointments.
  • You’re having to pick up your kids.
  • You’re having to figure out what’s, what to eat,

You know, there’s so many things that you pile up on your plate, and this all leads to Stress.

And the brain is trying to figure out how to create enough Cortisol to keep your body moving, you know, to, to make this blood sugar happen, to raise this blood sugar.

So it goes back up to the brain so your brain can keep operating, okay?

So what happens now is that all this Progesterone is being destroyed and converted into Cortisol.

So after many years of stress, you get to a point where you’ve made all this Cortisol over all those years, And you’ve pretty much used up all your Progesterone.

  • And now you don’t have enough for Testosterone and you don’t have enough for your Estrogens.
  • And then even DHEA declines and Pregnenolone, all these hormones will be in decline because you’re under too much stress, okay?

So too much stress has pretty much destroyed all of your other anabolic hormones. These are anabolic. These help to regenerate new tissues.

It’s like when you’re pregnant you have a lot of estrogens and progesterone to help generate a baby.

Women when they’re pregnant, they produce a lot of Pro-gestation, Progesterone and estrogen help to form the fetus.

The growing child is actually born from the actions of these anabolic hormones over here that are all made from Cholesterol.

But if a woman is under a lot of stress while she’s pregnant and she’s making a lot of cortisol while she is, you know, gestating that cortisol could lead to infertility and she may not carry the child all the way full term if there’s too much stress.

So too much stress can really damage your fertility, but just think of these hormones as anabolic, which means that they, they build new cells.

Cortisol, on the other hand is catabolic.

A catabolic hormone’s effect is to eat up your cells.

Okay. You’ve got a bunch of cells here.

So cortisol goes around your body and it just finds a lot of cells and it just breaks them all down.

It breaks all these cells down.

It destroys all these cells and converts them into sugar and free amino acids, which can be used as fuel.

And also cholesterol, all the cellular constituents, are released, We are basically harvesting your cells. Cortisol goes in and eats up all your cells and releases all this energy, okay. From the cells.

But mainly we’re converting those cells into sugar and also fatty acids, right? Which your brain can also metabolize. Okay.

So all these constituents of the cells are broken down and released, but mainly sugar, sugar goes up to the brain to power this “fight-or-flight”.

Okay. So remember this, just being under a lot of stress can raise your blood sugar to the point that your cells can become insulin resistant.

So every time you’re in distress, you have an insulin spike. Okay.

Your insulin goes up as your sugar goes up, cause you need insulin to get the sugar into your cells.

So I’ve worked with a lot of clients and we were able to get their pancreas making insulin with nutrition and we were bringing down their blood sugar levels faster than they were ready to. And so, you know, they couldn’t regulate it with their insulin medications, so they preferred to stay diabetic where it was safe to just take insulin rather than just actually heal the glands with nutrition.

There’s a lot of activity in the fight or flight stress response where your eyes and your ears, you’re ready, you know like a deer is ready to flee.

When they hear a noise, they go into fight or flight and they freeze. But they are looking and they’re listening and they’re waiting to see if they have to flee.

If you’ve ever seen a deer, they freeze. And then when they know that you see them, they jump and they run off. And they flee.

Fight or flight. That’s the stress response.

So that’s the survival mechanism that happens in the brain interpreting that they saw the Hunter, they saw us, the person, or they heard something, right?

Deers have the big ears and big eyes, but their eyes don’t work very well. So they rely on their sense of hearing. But all that stimuli inside the brain will signal interpretive signals to the brain that says

“Uh-oh”

It says, fight or flight.

“ I better get ready to be in the sympathetic branch of the nervous system.”

And so the brains geared up, the hypothalamus and the pituitary to turn on the H P A axis.

Okay.

This is what turns on your stress response inside the brain.

So CRH goes to the pituitary. So the hypothalamus makes CRH, goes to pituitary, which says make ACTH and this ACTH travels down the blood all the way to the adrenal glands, which sit right on top of the Kidneys.

So the nervous system comes from the brain,

goes down through the spinal column, all the way down to these adrenal glands and there in the medulla, okay? Your glands are making Cortisol. That’s what ACTH makes, okay?

ACTH from the pituitary gland tells the adrenal glands to make Cortisol.

So Cortisol raises your blood sugar, so that you have more fuel for your cells so that you can run faster and your brain is using a lot of sugar right now as it’s still trying to interpret the signals and whether it needs to, you know, your senses have to be really acute to your brain and the nervous system is ready for action, fighting or fleeing. Got it?

So this is all part of stress, the stress response.

So as cortisol is being produced in the adrenal glands, basically you have these steroid chemical pathways.

So we’re going to say it starts with Cholesterol.

So cholesterol is actually the parent molecule for all of your steroidal hormone synthesis, okay?

So Cholesterol comes down to Pregnenolone.

Now this is the parent molecule for Progesterone,

Which is important for women and fertility and regulating their menstrual cycles, but then also it’s responsible for making DHEA, which is important for androgen synthesis. That’s like testosterone. okay different types of testosterones.

So from progesterone we can either go to testosterone as well, or we can go from testosterone it becomes Estradiol and estrogens.

But what happens is that all this Progesterone right here will be all converted into this bad boy.

This CORTISOL.

Okay? So Progesterone, if you’re always under stress, Stress is your mind’s interpretation of signals keeping you alert.

“Reticular activating system” means that it’s waking you up. It’s keeping you alert. In a heightened state of stress. This means your mind and your nervous system is being taxed and burdened with too much activity.

There’s too much to do.

You’re working too hard. You’re driving in traffic, you’re having to deal with all these appointments. You’re having to pick up your kids. You’re having to figure out what’s, what to eat, you know, there’s so many things that you pile up on your plate, and this all leads to stress. And the brain is trying to figure out how to create enough cortisol to keep your body moving, you know, to, to make this blood sugar happen, to raise this blood sugar. So it goes back up to the brain so your brain can keep operating, okay?

So what happens now is that all this Progesterone is being destroyed and converted into Cortisol, right?

So after many years of stress, you get to a point where you’ve made all this Cortisol over all those years, And you’ve pretty much used up all your Progesterone.

And now you don’t have enough for Testosterone and you don’t have enough for your estrogens. And then even DHEA declines and Pregnenolone, all these hormones will be in decline because you’re under too much stress, okay?

So too much stress has pretty much destroyed all of your other anabolic hormones. These are anabolic. These help to regenerate new tissues.

It’s like when you’re pregnant you have a lot of estrogens and progesterone to help generate a baby.

Women when they’re pregnant, they produce a lot of Pro-gestation, Progesterone and estrogen help to form the fetus.

The growing child is actually born from the actions of these anabolic hormones over here that are all made from Cholesterol.

But if a woman is under a lot of stress while she’s pregnant and she’s making a lot of cortisol while she is, you know, gestating that cortisol could lead to infertility and she may not carry the child all the way full term if there’s too much stress.

So too much stress can really damage your fertility, but just think of these hormones as anabolic, which means that they, they build new cells.

Cortisol, on the other hand is catabolic.

A catabolic hormone’s effect is to eat up your cells.

Okay. You’ve got a bunch of cells here.

So cortisol goes around your body and it just finds a lot of cells and it just breaks them all down.

It breaks all these cells down.

It destroys all these cells and converts them into sugar and free amino acids, which can be used as fuel.

And also cholesterol, all the cellular constituents, are released, We are basically harvesting your cells. Cortisol goes in and eats up all your cells and releases all this energy, okay. From the cells.

But mainly we’re converting those cells into sugar and also fatty acids, right? Which your brain can also metabolize. Okay.

So all these constituents of the cells are broken down and released, but mainly sugar, sugar goes up to the brain to power this “fight-or-flight”.

Okay. So remember this, just being under a lot of stress can raise your blood sugar to the point that your cells can become insulin resistant.

So every time you’re in distress, you have an insulin spike. Okay.

Your insulin goes up as your sugar goes up, cause you need insulin to get the sugar into your cells.

So I’ve worked with a lot of clients and we were able to get their pancreas making insulin with nutrition and we were bringing down their blood sugar levels faster than they were ready to. And so, you know, they couldn’t regulate it with their insulin medications, so they preferred to stay diabetic where it was safe to just take insulin rather than just actually heal the glands with nutrition.

Basically they’re under so much stress that their insulin production had become basically overused by too many years of too much Stress.

So right now we’re talking about how the brain interprets stimuli and to the amygdala and the hippocampus and the reticular activating system to tell the hypothalamus to make corticotropin releasing hormone CRH.

And that signals the Pituitary to make ACTH

And this is a hormone signal that travels down through the blood to the adrenal glands and tells the adrenal glands to turn progesterone into cortisol.

And in that process you’re raising the blood sugar and you’re having a catabolic effect on all you’re your cells Okay. Your cells are being broken down over here. And that cortisol is also depleting all of these anabolic hormones so that you have less anabolic hormones.

Okay, so this is all considered what’s the normal HPA axis.

What’s interesting is that a lot of nutritionists and integrative doctors will actually want to increase your HPA axis to give you more energy.

If you have low energy then the thought process is that your brain is not turning on your HPA axis. So they use things like ginseng and ashwagandha or pantothenic acid, things like licorice. These things I’ll try to turn on your HPA axis.

Now what you want to be careful of is that you don’t want to turn this on if you don’t have a good balance in your life.

Meaning you don’t want to just stimulate stress on your adrenal glands and create more catabolic catastrophe in your body. Because what this leads to is some gut health issues.

Okay? So imagine all these cells are lining your, your, your small intestine. Okay? There you go.

So you have all these cells and on one side is pure toxic waste. And on the other side is your immune system and your bloodstream.

Now what if Cortisol comes in and just says, “Hey, I need to meet my quota.I got to break down these enterocytes. “

These intestinal lining cells have to be broken down to get that blood sugar and all those nutrients.

Well then all this toxic waste can permeate through this weakened barrier system and the immune system right here can get activated by all this toxicity and proteins and bacteria and fecal matter, you know, gross stuff that we’re trying to eat and digest the nutrients, but we don’t want it all coming into our bloodstream, right?

Well, these toxins and along with the lipopolysaccharides LPS, which are constituents that come from gram negative bacteria, cell wall components, that that stuff can also travel into the blood and all those toxins, they can go up into the brain, okay?

And they can actually activate the immune system inside the brain called the microglia system. And that’s where you can have some brain fog or low energy and just some memory deficits and Actually plaques can start to build up as these toxins go up into your brain.

And this is all due to Stress.

Okay, so stress is now causing cortisol to break down your tissues. So you know, similar to like diabetes

Diabetics, they have this wasting where their tissues get broken down and mainly that’s from the effects of sugar, right? So sugar in the blood can be extremely toxic. You need just the right amount of sugar to feed the brain and the muscles and all the vital organs.

But too much of it becomes extremely toxic and oxidizing and will cause glycated proteins to build up in the blood, Glycated Proteins are AGE’s, Advanced Glycated Endproducts.

It’s just sugar attached to a protein like hemoglobin. You can do an HBA1 c blood test and see over a three month period how much a sugar has combined with your proteins in your blood, and that will tell you like how much glycation, how much sugar is degenerating the proteins in your blood.

Because these glycated proteins are going to go up to your brain and build up these plaques.

Okay. So, so we do not want high blood sugar and we don’t want to have too much stress.

Too much stress destroys all of your anabolic hormones, which can lead to fertility issues.

But you need these anabolic hormones for the brain as well, for the receptors in the brain:

DHEA for dopamine receptors and Progesterone for GABA receptors in the cerebellum and the basal ganglia any, you know, GABA receptors work to help regulate your movements and also your, your Vagus nerve, which controls your gut motility and helps to regulate your nervous system.

So without GABA working properly, then all of this Stress just gets worse and worse.

So if you run out of Progesterone because you’ve made too much Cortisol from too many stress signals going on in the brain, then you don’t have enough Progesterone left for the brain’s GABA receptors to work

And now the basal ganglia and the brain neurons don’t have enough Progesterone in the brain so GABA, gamma aminobutyric acid doesn’t work properly.

GABA is the inhibitory neurotransmitters that stops signals between neurons from happening, which is actually a good thing.

Without it you would just have stress signals make you feel like you’re a high on adrenaline and that would just burn you out and you would make so much cortisol that you would get exhausted.

And that is what happens if you try to overstimulate this HPA axis with things like adaptogens, like, like too many herbal stimulants or too many energy drinks or caffeine, they’re all activating this HPA axis.

So stimulants lead to adrenal fatigue where Adrenal glands basically run out of nutrients like B vitamins and Zinc and B6 and B12 and pantothenic acid, but they also run out of Progesterone.

 

And then even though you have the HPA signal ACTH telling your adrenal glands to make cortisol, you get adrenal burnout where you just can’t make cortisol.

And so your saliva tests come back saying that your saliva cortisol levels are low, or your urinary cortisol, you know, metabolic end products are low.

The cortisone and cortisol can all look low.

And so your Dr. may give you something to stimulate the HPA hypothalamic pituitary axis to tell your brain and AC H to go down to the Adrenal glands to make Cortisol.

That’s the HPA axis, to raise your cortisol levels out of, out of the gutter, out of adrenal burnout.

But that may not work if you don’t have the tools, the nutritional tools and the stress tolerance.

So you have to be able to handle stress, and regulate stress using GABA.

So that means if GABA doesn’t work properly in the brain because you don’t have no have enough Progesterone in your brain, then GABA doesn’t work.

If you turn on the HPA axis, you could have an adrenaline rush that could overstimulate you and cause a lot of cortisol-induced damage to your gut and lead to a lot of inflammation and immune dysregulation.

So this is why stimulating the HPA axis can actually do harm and you don’t always want to do that.

If you have burnout or poor memory and poor focus, you need to look at this holistic system.

Look at the whole scenario before you start trying to turn on the “reticular activating system” and the amygdala and turn on this HPA axis with the stimulants to give you energy that’s just puts you in a fight or flight. If you don’t have the hormones because you’ve been suffering with this for years, then your gut lining is already fin. It’s not anabolic. Lee supported by these hormones and also nutrients like zinc and glutamine.

So there’s a lot of other nutritional components that go into this, but chronic stress has basically been catabolizing all these tissues leading to leaky gut.

And if you just turn this on, you’ll destroy your gut even more and that’ll allow even more toxins and inflammatory compounds to enter your bloodstream causing even more brain fog, poor memory and amyloid beta plaque build up. And also advanced glycated end products that turn into plaques can all build up in the brain by producing too much cortisol.

So that’s why I feel important that you have the right balance of progesterone to support the GABA system that helps to regulate, helps to calm down all these stress signals and puts you into the parasympathetic branch, which is when you’re sleeping, when you’re resting.

I say resting and restoring: restoring your gut, restoring your hormones or restoring all the damaged tissues that cortisol was eating all day.

Without the parasympathetic branch and the GABA system then you may have trouble sleeping at night or maybe you wake up many times throughout the night and you’re not getting that deep restorative sleep.

So your hormones are very important to your neurotransmitter pathways that help to regulate the sympathetic branch of the nervous system and the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which is the rest and digest.

And you know, like a sleepy lion after it eats its meal, it just sleeps for a few days.

It’s just digesting all that food and it’s getting stronger, you know, so GABA and resting is really key to building up neuronal strength and endurance and physical strength because you’re also helping to regenerate your battery.

I call it your Progesterone battery.

Without enough progesterone you could try to turn on the HPA axis, but your battery, that won’t hold a charge.

You just don’t have enough progesterone to make the cortisol so you can stimulate the HPA system all you want, but without enough progesterone in your tank, then it’s just going to burn up really fast.

It’s kind of like putting paper on a fire.

So instead of putting paper on a fire which just burns up in a flash and then you’re burned out again, you want to rebuild your wood pile.

In order to build up the progesterone, you want to think of  regenerating the forests and you need to grow a forest of trees so you can then cut down the wood that you need to make a woodpile.

If you have a nice arsenal of wood in your woodpile, then you can have this Cortisol furnace going all day and you could burn all the wood you want and it will give off all the energy and heat that you need: you can boil all the water and keep the homes warm and you can feel energized.

But as soon as you run out of wood in your woodpile, well then you have nothing to put into your wood stove so you have nothing to feed your Cortisol HPA axis with, so then you’ve now burned out.

And it doesn’t matter how many stimulants you use, you’re just going to become more wired and more tired.

And I know this from personal experience because I myself had experimented with certain supplements that turned on the HPA axis and it wired me to the point that it caused leaky gut and probably damaged my hormones to the point that it caused this leaky gut to cause inflammation and over-activation of my immune system which led to a devastating life experience that lasted over eight months.

Where I had difficulty focusing, I couldn’t remember, you know one week or even one day the next.

My memory was completely gone for months at a time and it would come and go and I would experience this horrible pain and brain fog every time I ate any foods because of this leaky gut that happened partly because of I’d been eating prior to this experience, I’d been eating a lot of breads and glutens and I’ll explain in other video how gluten is a number one trigger for autoimmunity to the brain like M.S. and..

I was having this M.S. like experience where I couldn’t walk, I had no energy and I could barely function.

It was like my immune system was attacking my brain. I was getting Parkinson’s tremors and almost like seizures and my arms are seizing up …

And believe it or not, the best thing that helped me to relax and get my nervous system to work better was to go out and play some golf.

See, I used to play golf as a kid and a teenager and then the last 10 years I’ve barely gotten out to play.

But I have a set of golf clubs. I realized that I had to do something to regulate my nervous system and golf, playing a round of golf helped me to get out of my fight-or-flight stress response.

And it help the GABA system and the dopamine system and acetylcholine.

Like it just helped to harmonize all these neurological systems.

‘Cause man, they were not working.

I had tremors, and I couldn’t walk.

And I had this anxiety all because this HPA axis was firing in my brain and I didn’t have enough progesterone hormones and the GABA system wasn’t working.

And I had horrible leaky gut.

And this was all because of taking supplements.

Something like natural herbal, stimulating supplements did this to me.

And it took me months and months, a year you could say, of experimenting to get better.

See, I’m a trained herbalist and acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner, and I’ve herbs and supplements for over a decade on myself and thousands of clients.

So, the fact that I took supplements that were too extreme in their effects made me realize that this is very dangerous area to be working.

You know, stimulating the HPA axis is something you want to be doing only if the body and the mind, and the nervous system and the hormones are all ready for it and can handle the stress.

Okay?

So if you are stimulating the nervous system, you need to know that what’s going on inside the brain is causing all these stress signals that it could be shutting down the GABA system to the point where you can’t even turn this off.

And that can lead to all kinds of metabolic issues, like your blood sugar spiking and your gut being destroyed and all your tissues are being destroyed.

In fact, brain cells are also, cortisol also eats up the Hippocampal neurons that help to regulate stress.

And also the hippocampus is responsible for long term memory.

So if you can’t remember things from a long period of time or if you have a hard time grasping new information, it’s possible that there’s too much stress going on in your nervous system and it’s just not letting your brain actually solidify those memories into your hippocampus while you’re sleeping.

So you have to sleep, you have to rest for your brain and your memories to really be solidified and not just destroyed by cortisol.

The Cortisol destroys those neurons that are storing your memories.

So, you know, if you’re under too much stress and you’re taking too many stimulants, you’re just eating up the brain tissues that hold your memories.

And so I hope you learned some new valuable insights from this presentation.

If you liked what you saw today you could please check out the link that’s right below this video. You’ll get even more resources about how you can learn more about all of that. I explained right here cause this is extremely valuable information that could help you prevent Alzheimer’s disease and all early stage dementia and Parkinson’s and M.S. and NeuroCognitive diseases of all kinds.

And this is system that explains what is going on and why people are having these breakdowns, these mental breakdowns and these neurological breakdowns.

And we need to catch this early on and do some work to restore the system before these things breakdown altogether like it happened to me.

Because after it was broken down,…

I felt like Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall and I felt like Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And you know, all the King’s horses and all the King’s men just could not put me back together again.

And it took about a year of trial and error to get my brain and my body and all my neurological systems, back to functioning.

So I could actually get through the day and operate my business and run my business and run my practice without falling apart every day and every afternoon and just break down every weekend and just not having energy to do anything.

And it’s because my battery had been spent and it didn’t matter. I mean I tried taking so many supplements.

I had to do everything. I had to repair all the systems.

I had this leaky gut I had to worry about.

I had other, you know, liver and kidney and thyroid. Lots of systems all shut down.

When your brain shuts down, that’s what I learned. If your brain shuts down, then your whole body and internal organs, everything will shut down: your heart, your blood pressure, your circulation. And that’s a whole other lesson.

So if you like this lesson, please check the links below and hopefully I’ll see you soon. Thanks a lot.

Alex Tuggle L.Ac.

Alex Tuggle L.Ac. is a 2nd Generation Acupuncturist, Qigong Master, and Functional Medicine practitioner, receiving his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Natural Medicine in 2007 from Yo San University in Los Angeles, CA.
His 10+ years in practice, focusing on adrenal burnout, thyroid disorders, environmental toxins, stress-related health issues and neurological disorders has led him to discover many of the ROOT causes to brain fog, low energy, and cognitive decline.
After suffering his own life changing Health crisis as a health practitioner, Alex developed his special approach for healing cognitive health conditions, which makes the biggest impact for his patients in the quickest amount of time.
He is now sharing these insights far and wide so that people can understand these health concepts and help themselves improve their own cognitive health decline, before it becomes a bigger problem!

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