In the last Longevity Now Conference George Lamoureux delivered the following presentation where he talks about the Anatomy of Stress, how it affects our life and why it is the root of most of the illnesses that we experience. He also talks about different ways to avoid it and what Herbs help to keep your body in balance, focus, healthy and out of stress.
You can see the videos for this presentation at aggresivehealth, they are 5 videos and last about 50 minutes.
The following are some of the major highlights from the presentation:
80 to 90% of diseases can be traced back to stress
Stress: an automatic physical response to anything that requires you to adjust to change
the dangers today are often psychological rather than physical
Stress has positive effects
it help you grow, excel in chosen field, creativity , accomplishment and pride
Anyone that is seeking perfection can not attain that if they don’t control the amount of stress in their life
Top Causes of Stress
Automatic Negative Thoughts
Extreme Lifestyle Changes
When you multitask you lose focus and time
Here is what happens inside the body
Humans unavoidably restrict their growth behaviors when they shift in to a protective mode. bruce lipton
Nervous System is responsible for monitoring and interpreting environmental signals
When it recognizes a threatening environmental signal externally or internally it sends out an alert
Stress source in our life do not come extrenal stimulus, they come from those automatic negative thoughts, they come from internally generated stress responses for the most part
When the hypothalamus receives the alert, it releases corticotropin releasing actor that is sent to the pituitary, which is the master control gland that can mobilize the 50 trillion cells in the body
The Hypothalamus can not distinguish between something that is really threatening to you and something that you are creating for yourself
Pituitary gland releases adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH that is sent to the adrenal glands.
Most people stay in that mode for most of the day
Your breath quickens as you lungs take in extra oxygen to feed the impeding muscle activity
the breath becomes more shallow and less deep which promotes a sense of calm
Glucose and fats are released from storage sites in to your blood stream. This supplies energy that your body needs to defend off the threat.
You cells go from growth condition into a protective mode, so they stop taking nutrients.
Your sense of sight and hearing becomes sharper to make you more alert
The heart beats faster sometimes up to 5 tis the normal rate
Certain blood vessels constrict especially to the digestive system
We are unable to make sound decisions under stress
The adrenal hormones directly repress of the immune system to conserve energy because it needs it for the muscles
These are the Systems affected by Stress
Meditation, yoga, deep breathing
Engaging in social Activities
Spend more time with happy people and less time with unhappy people
In the Last Video He talks about some of the Herbs that help to keep your body in optimal health to avoid stress and be productive.
The Presentation by George Lamoureux is really interesting and really makes you thing about how you are treating your body day to day and what you should do to be healthier and live longer. Reducing and controlling stress can certainly help you to avoid diseases and live a longer life.