Stress Part #1

hpa-axis Its pretty crazy that I chose to post the first part to the stress series today because a few stressful events happened today. First I kept waking up in my sleep, so I didn’t get enough sleep. Then I was off to work (working at a job you dislike is always stressful). My Fiance have bi-weekly doctor appointments until our child gets here, and today was her appointment, but my boss wouldn’t let me leave a little early to take my fiance to the appointment on time. That stressed me out because this is my first child and we missed the last appointment. This also made my fiance mad, and since she is pregnant, her pregnant woman brain wouldn’t let her see that I’m not to blame, so she took it out on me. So yea.

My old-self would have allowed stress to get to me, and I would feel overwhelmed and not accomplish any daily goals, but I am trying my best to change and stay focused.

Enough about me and my problems. Lets get into the lesson. If you have any question, or if you can edify any point, please do.

HYPOTHALAMUS

“Hypothalamus?” Where they get these names from, right? The Hypothalamus is a piece of the brain that is located above the brain stem. The Hypothalamus duty is to connect the body’s nervous and endocrine systems. The connections  help the hypothalamus’ ability to discharge hormones into the body’s blood stream. When stressed, the hypothalamus discharge  hormones that awakens the body’s pituitary gland and initiates a stress response.

 PITUITARY GLAND

The Pituitary gland is located right under the hypothalamus. It’s purpose is to give off different hormones, namely Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (which stimulates the adrenal glands) to keep you inward parts (organs, blood flow, etc.) stable, but stress can throw this stability off.

ADRENAL GLANDS

The Adrenal Gland is located on top of the kidneys. It is mainly designed for dealing with stress hormones that are discharged into the blood stream when you are stressed. The major hormone released by the adrenal gland is Cortisol. Cortisol is a needed hormone, but too much of it can cause a few unwanted things, and tamper with a few other things like blood sugar. This is why before we talk about Diabetes, it is good we start with stress.

When stressed, you awaken the Hypothalamus, when the hypothalamus is awoke it awakens the Pituitary Gland, when the Pituitary gland is awoke it gives of the hormones that will awaken the Adrenal Glands….don’t awaken the adrenal glands <——– (That was my attempt at one of those Direct TV commercials)

Take care of yourself…

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Perspective

Progression of me

I saw this video posted on an amazing blog I follow and I thought it deserved more than a “reblog”. I thought I’d write an actual post about it.

It really puts into perspective how much time we have (or don’t have) and that we really should be making the most of each and every day!

It is another take on “life is too short” and that if we aren’t happy doing what we are doing then we need to change it.  We really don’t know how many jelly beans we have left…

Take a look at it, and I hope it inspires you to do something incredible today 🙂

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Addressing Stress Before Diabetes

2010-10-22-TheVisualMD_Wellness1Tip_StressI recently made a post about Diabetes and how I would like to address it, but a key part to reversing diabetes is dealing with stress, so before we touch on diabetes, we will have to touch on stress.

I myself am someone who is dealing with stress. A lot is going on in my life, and I try my best to deal with everything timely and in a good manner, but sometimes stress gets the best of me, and I snap, feel overwhelmed, or get annoyed over little things. I hate that I am like that, so I decided to change.

This will be a 5 part series:

1. Anatomy: Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland, and Adrenal Gland
2. “Fight or Flight”
3. How stress affects the body
4. How to natural relieve yourself from stress
5. Stress-free productivity

I really hope these lessons will help you because stress is not good man, but its hard not to stress in a world like today. We can make it though!

Till next time…

Diabetes

4BF2B307-04D8-4468-81A3-FEC5D40A90C1Hey world. I hope all is well with you and yours. It snowed pretty bad where I live, which kept me from going to work, so I decided to work on Simply Healed and publish an introductory post.

I would like to talk about Diabetes.

This will be a four part series:

Part 1. Human Anatomy
Part 2. What is diabetes
Part 3. What causes diabetes
Part 4. How to reverse diabetes

I am a person who believes, contrary to popular belief, that anything can be healed. Some people have checked me off as being stupid or crazy, but I don’t mind how they feel, or what they think of me.

I believe The Most High (God) has put everything we need on this earth to heal our bodies from the results of the things we put in our bodies that destroy it.

I don’t claim to be a health guru (nor do I want to be), but I care and have a passion, and those things have caused me to understand the human body more, and understand the things that contribute to either healing or destroying our body.

I hope you will take this journey of learning with me.

Picture Speaks For Itself

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“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” ― Robertson Davies

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light (truth) won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov