Digestive System: The First Door to Complete Health
Digestive System By Larry Sosna
Recently we had a class at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, as we do every Wednesday, but this week the subject touched on the delicacy of the digestion system. The further we delved into the intricacy of the digestive system and all it controls, it became very apparent that many eating and digestive disorders Americans were experiencing were a direct result of how we are accustomed to constantly race ahead, throughout the day, at “break-neck” speed. We seem to always be in some kind of obsessive, almost compulsive routine. It may be the phone, constant deal making or even over the use of the computer so much so that the time to properly chew our food the widely recommended 32 times before swallowing does not exist. It’s virtually unheard of. In fact, when mentioning it, I usually get a “gasp”.
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We are the only country to actually confirm ‘Restless Leg Syndrome’ as an actual medical illness with a CPT code. The same goes for Acid Reflux Disease. In Europe, Chronic Reflux is not part of their medical coding because it does not exist. We talked about the fact that the inability to digest our food properly has to lead to a multi-billion dollar market in medications for ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’, ‘Leakey Gut Syndrome’, ‘GERD’, ‘Constipation’, and a host of other digestive disorders that is making 73% of our population miserable.
Chronic, high-level stress weakens all of the human body’s 9 organ systems, starting with the Neuroendocrine system. First, the ‘Adrenal glands’ are taxed so severely that Cortisol is always high in the blood…eventually, over time millions of people get adrenal burnout and cannot produce this stress fighting hormone at all. When that happens the Adrenal Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis starts to shut down. The more it shuts down the more ill a person becomes until they are both chronically and acutely and severely sick.
The AHP Axis is the most important one in the whole homeostatic bio-feedback loop and thus the next issue at hand is that the entire immune system and Digestive System becomes so downregulated….folks are picked apart by many different types of viruses, bacteria and a whole host of opportunistic micro-pathogens. Basically, as the immune system and Digestive System is depleted, many of the battles it’s been fighting for you in the background, unbeknownst to you, are lost and the manifestation of these repressed maladies start to surface.
According to the American Psychological Association, Chronic High-Level STRESS eats away at our emotional adaptive resources. Furthermore, the APA, which is always great at statistical research, says that as of 2014, 40% of the American population could not get a full nights sleep. They go to further suggest that 32% to 40% of that particular group have at least 3 nights a week in which they do not sleep at all…. Again almost hard for me to believe… yet that is the hard reality and if you fall into that 40% group you will have 2 times the risk of a heart attack.
This type of stress causes severe emotional turmoil and can lead to drug abuse and binge eating disorders. Emotional Distress can eventually if not interrupted, cause disabling depression or a complete nervous breakdown.
We need to slow down to start to talk about solutions. Taking a walk outside each day is relaxing. We need to avail ourselves of meditation. Many research studies on Transcendental
Meditation (super easy to learn and do 20 min. 2 times a day can reduce stress by 60%). There is also research showing TM can heal the adrenal glands and start to heal the entire AHP Axis. Slowing down and making better choices, like chewing your food 32 times per bite, can and does have a major impact on recovery. Eating whole foods, cutting down on sugars and doing 15 min of light Yoga will go a long way to healing completely from full-stress-burnout. The key is to continue these healing choices DAILY. We must all learn that it is NOT what we do once-in-a-while that hurts us; it’s the “destructive daily habits” that really produces great harm….
To all of our family of friend our dear clients at AAI Rejuvenation, we wish you a very conscious clear choice to achieve a true balance of moderate stress and the joy of allowing us to assist you with gaining perfected states of good health.