Our Beauty and Health Are Orchestrating Units That Need to Be Balanced
People who don’t feel or look their best have no way to address the underlying causes or loss of critical functions in the body which must be fully operational to be truly healthy. They have never been given a system or set of instructions on how to restore, repair and rebuild those functions, until now.
The Body Is a Functioning Organism
The body works in a unique orchestration of cells, tissues, organs, systems, fluids, gases, chemistry and energy based on a set of instructions or innate intelligence inherent in every cell. To function properly and maintain health, all of these elements MUST exist and work together in a state balance to be healthy. A loss of homeostasis in one area will usually cascade into other areas or functions and eventually produce the symptoms one is experiencing -- often far removed from the critical system that is failing or out of balance.
Your symptoms may stem from one, or a few, imbalances or malfunctions in your body, not directly connected to the symptoms you are feeling. By addressing the root causes, you can stop using band-aids that give only temporary relief and actually heal what is creating your symptoms instead.
The Fourth Pillar of Health: Stress Reduction
Is all stress bad? The clear answer is “no.” Stress can be clarified between eustress and distress. There are natural states of short-term stress that makes things happen and moves us forward, allowing us to grow and develop. On the other hand, distress, whether mental, physical or chemical, can be extremely destructive. Distress is any influence that causes or leads to malfunction and, therefore, is involved in all disease. When not addressed properly, this type of stress can ruin one’s mental, emotional and physical health and cause one to age more rapidly and feel lousy.
Stress is just something we have to live with and can’t be improved upon, we know this is not the case and can help you discover hidden stressors and eliminate or reduce them. Our bodies have an evolutionary system in place to deal with stress. As dangers or threats are perceived, a distress signal is sent to the hypothalamus portion of our brain (the command center) via the sympathetic nervous system. This initiates the “fight or flight” response and helps us deal with the impending threat.
Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, increases blood sugar, heart rate, respiration, dilates the pupils and aids in the breaking down of fat, protein and carbohydrates for energy. Cortisol also suppresses the body’s immune system, digestion and reproductive organs as these are nonessential during a flight/flight episode. Cortisol is a necessary hormone for these types of situations but, when found in chronically elevated levels, cortisol can be quite destructive.
The Chronic Stress Response
Today, many people are so chronically stressed out that they can’t shut this system off. From the moment they wake to the moment they fall asleep, their bodies are in chronic stress response mode. Some people actually suffer stress response in their sleep! This reaction further restricts the body from performing adequately, therefore, causing disease and widespread destruction of that individual’s health. The fast heart rate, increased flow of adrenaline, thoughts of worry and angst, sleepless nights are, unfortunately, more common than they should be.
Internal (HIDDEN) Stressors
When we think about stress, we often think only about external stressors such as traffic jams, physical injury, financial worries, arguments at home or work, etc. But we also experience something deemed as internal stress which we call the HIDDEN stressors. These include stress or dysfunction related to the (h)ormone, (i)mmune, (d)igestion, (d)etoxification, (e)nergy production and (n)ervous system. These stressors and dysfunctions are, for the most part, hidden and get overlooked. These are at the root of most common health problems today.
When stress of any kind is present, if it is not soon resolved, the stress cascade begins. The body will start to break down, and symptoms will eventually appear. The important thing to realize is that the symptoms are the last thing to appear in the stress cascade. The underlying cause is usually “upstream” and far removed from the actual symptom. That’s why chasing symptoms rarely lead to recovering function and health.
Two people can have the exact same symptoms, such as joint pain or headaches, even though each one will have a different set of stressors (internal and external) and dysfunction upstream. Unabated negative stress from any source, left unresolved, can lead to a chronic stress response and serious health problems. If health is to be restored, chronic stressors must be identified and eliminated or reduced until the function is returned to normal. It’s entirely possible that ill health can be reversed.
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Kassandra (C) Owner and formulator of Evoq Beauty and Beauty Ecology