The Hypothalamus is a central player in how the mind (soul) controls the body’s reaction to stress and food and is referred to as the “brain” of the endocrine system.
Stress and like fresh food is not bad. You get different kinds of stress. Short term stress makes you alert and ready for action. During this stage peptide hormone and neurotransmitter involved in the stress response are secreted from the hypothalamus and stimulates the pituitary gland (Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control: growth, blood pressure, certain functions of the sex organs, Thyroid glands and metabolism as well as some aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, water/salt concentration at the kidneys, temperature regulation and pain relief). which get stimulated to produce a hormone to produce the stress hormone cortisol.
Prolonged stress though becomes toxic. Every person has the ability to view stress as harmful or not. It is how we perceive stress determines the impact on our mental and physical health.
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If you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to it. If a challenging situation comes your way, you have the ability to use stress to handle the situation. For instance when your heart is pounding, preparing you for action, you are breathing faster which means you get more oxygen into your brain.
If you react wrongly to a challenging situation, you will enter into prolonged stress. High levels of cortisol circulate in the blood for extended periods of time, contributing to high blood sugar that can lead to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, weight gain.
Hoodia has been used for centuries as an appetite suppressant. It controls food cravings without nervousness, upset stomach or sleep disruption. It has been shown to raise ATP levels, which promote energy and protein synthesis.
The main effects of Hoodia occur in the hypothalamus. ATP is a nucleotide, that when broken down releases energy for the body to use during metabolic processes. An elevated ATP will prompt the hypothalamus to send a signal to the brain you have had enough food by making you feel full.
Glucose also raises ATP levels and suppresses appetite but unlike Hoodia does not contain calories.
Prolonged high level of cortisol lead to the accumulation of fat instead of fat breakdown. Fat tends to accumulate around the middle of the body and is a risk factor for heart disease.
Excessive sugar intake with prolonged stress elevate insulin levels and feed back through the brain, especially the hypothalamus. These interactions are an example the interconnected nature of the brain and body, and 80 percent comes from our thinking and 20 percent from our diet and environment.
So choose the way you are thinking and the food you are eating to handle daily challenges.