Healthy with Jodi

Fight or Flight? Are your hormones out of control?

    Feeling out of Control?  Balancing your hormones is key in any weight loss program.  If we can not control the cortisol levels and support your adrenal glands, then proper digestion can’t happen.  Let me help you find your “WHY” and dispel food myths and learn how to have a healthy relationship with food.  Then weight loss is a side effect of Hormone Balance.

    Where do you fall in the scope of the two modes below?

    The Autonomic Nervous System:
    Parasympathetic Mode verses Sympathetic Mode

    Category: Parasympathetic Mode—-Sympathetic Mode

    Purpose: Healing response—Protective response

    Catchy Name: “Rest & digest”—-“Flight or fight”

    Under Stress: Down regulated—-Regulated

    Short term immune reaction: Down regulated—-Upregulated

    Long-term immune response: Active, strong and resilient—-Inactive, weak and exhausted

    Nervous System: Calm, clear, even—-Anxious, reactive, charged.

    Blood distribution: Digestive muscles, core—-Skeletal muscles, extremities.

    Muscles: Relaxed and pliable—-Tense, contracted and rigid.

    Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine, GABA, Serotonin—-Epinephrine and Norepinephrine

    Hormones: Insulin like growth factor, Melatonin—-Cortisol, Epinephrine

    Sweat, Tears, Saliva, Enzymes: Present—-Absent, dry

    Natural breathing: Deep abdominal—-Shallow chest and neck.

    Eyes/pupils: Constructed—-Dilated

    Sleep: Vivid dreams—-Interrupted

    Energy: Abundant—-Fatigued

    Emotions: Happy, Connected, Satisfied—-Anxious, Impatient, Lonely.

    Diet: Alkalizing: Organic green foods—-Acidic: fast food and refined sugars

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