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How Stress Causes Weight Gain
The National *Center for Disease Control recently provided data that shows two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, making people of ideal body weight the minority. Consider at the same time, the weight loss and fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar machine. There is no way the third that are of ideal body weight are buying all of the weight loss "remedies", and fitness gear. People want to lose weight, and most are legitimately trying but there appears to be a dimension to the problem holding them back.
Since the 1950's, health experts have been saying the solution to our obesity is simple: 'Eat less and exercise more.' This is obviously not working and something is clearly missing! Here is the missing link: Stress causes weight gain. It's true and I'll show why it makes perfect sense.
When we get locked into a stressed state we are constantly producing the hormone 'Cortisol' (also known as the 'death hormone.') Cortisol production leads to increased appetite and increased belly fat, since our body's natural mechanism to fight stress is to begin storing reserves for what thousands of years ago might have been a very long winter, a scarcity of food or some other stressful state our ancestors would have encountered. Fat cells even have an enzyme called HSD that increases Cortisol levels within the cell as a way to encourage more fat storage, so you can see how the problem begins compound very quickly.
Hundreds of millions of people have tried the 'eat right' and 'exercise' routine. I agree that these two approaches are vital to the overall picture of health, but the key to true health and an optimal weight is living a drastically less stressed life. Stress management is the one weight loss strategy that society hasn't addressed when evaluating weight gain. It is so dangerous to live in a constantly stressed state because it begins a downward spiral of chain reactions that compound over time. Look at the list below to see if you can relate to any of these symptoms:
Elevated Cortisol levels, caused by constant stress, leave you with the following conditions:
- Increased appetite and cravings
- Increased body fat
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased bone density
- Increased anxiety
- Increased depression
- Mood swings
- Reduced libido (sex drive)
- An impaired immune response
- Memory and learning impairment
- Increased symptoms of PMS (which also leads to an increased appetite)
- Increased menopausal side effects (hot flashes, night sweats)
Of course, the scary part is that not only will stress and increased Cortisol levels cause weight gain, when you're stressed you are more likely to suffer a heart attack, become depressed, or even catch the flu more often. What a dismal picture! So what is the answer? I present to you Alphabiotics.
What the ultra-safe process of the Alphabiotic alignment does, is instantly balance the brain, causing the muscular and nervous system to drop tension, which in turn balances your body. This release of this stress in the brain and body, ripples down to even the cellular level, causing your brain, and vital organs to receive a mass of previously misdirected blood and oxygen. The need for Cortisol production is removed, and as a result, your mind feels lighter and your body instantly feels a greater wellness. This is an optimal state for weight loss.
Even when it comes to your fitness regimen, the Alphabiotic alignment removes tension, and you'll instantly feel greater and more balanced strength and energy. Almost everyone is walking around with one side of the body weaker than the other, which often opens you up to injury. Whether you're doing cardio, weights or running, exercising in an imbalanced state, can create a massive load on one side of your body.
A strong, balanced, oxygenated body however, is a healthy body that repairs quickly after your workouts. Waste energy trying to get blood and oxygen to imbalanced limbs is removed, which even improves thought clarity.
It is my professional opinion that Alphabiotics will drastically reduce stress, causing a profound effect on your health and when you incorporate exercise and sound nutrition, your weight loss goals will be readily achieved. Please visit my blog regularly to learn more about the effects of stress and how to be returned to a state of homeostasis.
By Dr. Bruce Fulford, D.A, CN, Ph.D,
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At the Alphabiotic Balance Center we deal with cause correction, and preventive wellness. Bruce Fulford D.A, CN, Ph.D, uses Alphabiotic alignments to keep the brain and body in balance, as well as clinical nutrition for dis-ease, hormone and pH balancing, weight challenges and most other health issues.
Please visit www.AlphabioticBalance.com to find out more. We have offices in Venice, CA and Hollywood, CA. Bruce also travels internationally with professional athletes and has a passion for injury prevention.
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