- chronic colds and flu
- low thyroid function
- inability to tolerate exercise, or stress at work and home
- chronic fatigue
- unable to wake up without coffee or stimulants
- afternoon fatigue
- Raynaud’s and POTS-type dysautonomia
- weight gain despite diet and exercise
- irritable bowel
- GERD and acid reflux
- chronic yeast infections – vagina, throat, and gut
- and more
Simply stated, the above health problems are often the result of an imbalance in our stress response. Meaning, when levels of cortisol and epinephrine/norepinephrine get out of balance, it drives our system into dysfunction. The hormones and catecholamines produced by the adrenal glands are powerful, life-necessary compounds that allow us to adapt to our environment. However, chronic stress and the resulting adrenal fatigue impairs our physiology due to the negative side effects of these powerful biomolecules.
Stress may just be the biggest threat we face to our health. It doesn’t even matter what genes you inherited. If your body / mind / spirit is constantly living a space where it feels like it is running for its life, the net effect will be multiple system breakdown. Chronic stress will impair all non-essential body systems, including methylation, since building a better, healthier body is something we do AFTER we’ve survived our bout with the saber-toothed tiger. Stress shifts the body’s resources into fighting or running away. And to that end, it causes negative effects (on top of all our genetic imbalances mind you) to our digestion, detoxification, neurological, immune and energy systems. And what are the main complaints from patients dealing with methylation imbalances??? You get the picture. Enjoy the show and as always, share it and reach out if you have any comments or questions.
By studying the current peer-reviewed research, Dr. Rostenberg has discovered powerful, natural strategies to defend the body against the negative effects of stress. He can help you uncover the genetic or root causes of your health problem and find a natural solution! If you would like help with your methylation genetics to improve your adrenal function and resistance to stress, please contact Dr. Rostenberg at Red Mountain Natural Medicine today. Phone 208-322-7755. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website http://www.redmountainclinic.com