Whar factors create this imbalance?
- High stress - a system constantly in 'fight or flight' mode rather than 'rest and digest'
- Poor nutrition choices for YOUR body
- Too much alcohol, tobacco, recreactional drugs OR incorrectly used pharmaceutical drugs
- Environmental impacts - pollution, plastics in our foods, chemicals in the natural and man made environment, cosmetics, household products
- Too much inflamation in the body
- Not enough water
- Genitic factors - nutrition and the impact on epigenitics
What can be done?
- look to the gut - improve digestion and elimination, reduce inflammatory by-products, support immune response,support hormonal and neurotransmitter balance
- support the adrenal response - down regulate stress hormone production and support the nervous system, reduce inflammation, balance hormones
- Reduce inflammatory response - balance hormone and neurotransmitter function reduce pain and improve energy
- maintain a healthy wieght and regular exercise - improves leptin sensitivity, reduces inflammation and facilitates hormone and neurotransmitter balance
What are the key supplements?
- Magnesium- 400mg elemental magnesuim daily. Aviod magnesium oxide
- Withania [KSM-26] - reduce stress response through down regulating cortisol production
- Tumeric [curcurmin] - inhibits inflammatory response, support immunity
- Probiotics - supports immune and gut function, reduces inflammation
- Amino Acids - tyrosine [brain and mood], Tryptophan [reduce anxiety and mild depression. NOT with prescription antidepressants], glutamine [repairs gut integrity]
- Omega 3 - cod liver oil [+ Vitamin A & D - immune health, or fish oil 150mg eicosapentaeonic acid [EPA] to reduce inflammation
What drives this imbalance?
- High stress hormones - cortisol, adrenalin, norepinephrin
- Nrurotransmitter imbalance - dopamine, seratonin, GBA
- Leptin sensitivity - affects insulin resistance
- Imbalance of female sex steroid hormones - oestrogen, progesterone, androgens