Day 6 Shocking! This Is What Happens To Your Hormones And Overall Health When You Feel Stressed

Day 6 Shocking! This Is What Happens To Your Hormones And Overall Health When You Feel Stressed

Hey! You’ve got your Phase 1 completed, it’s awesome you’ve made it so far! Now you know what to eat to get a stronger endocrinesystem.

So what else you should do besides paying attention to your eating habits? Ta-dah… it’s all about your emotions!


Your brain does a poor job at protecting you during stress. Yet we can’t eliminate stress because that is your body’s reacting to an unfavorable situation – either happening or about to happen – and any kind of discomfort.

We get stressed because we don’t anticipate things will turn out bad. So, when things getmessy, or a little different from what we had expected, we feel threatened. And the result is what psychologists call, “flight or fight.”


Fight or Flight: Understanding How Stress Occurs

A looming deadline to submit an assignment given to you by your boss – whose judgment we fear – might get you all sweaty. A forthcoming job interview may also wreck a havoc, and so on. They’re both threatening conditions to be in, too.You feel this way because you’re uncertain about their outcomes.


    Now, while you experience this, a region in your brain known as hypothalamus alerts your body. Then your adrenaline (a stress hormone) is pumped up which then increases your heart rate and your blood pressure, and boosts the body’s need for energy supplies. All of these happen at abnormal rates – faster this time around.

    Now, the cortisol (the stress hormone) takes the driver’s seat. The level of sugar in your blood is increased and your brain also calls for more glucose.At this point nearly everything in your system starts going wrong. Your immune system is being suppressed, same with the digestive system. Nearly everything in your body is affected – including your mood.


    Stress Is Doing More Damage To Your Health Than You Thought

    The belief by many is that stress only incapacitates you while it lasts, but that would be true if we were talking about normal stress; the one that results from a panic or an ordinary threat that you experience once in a while. If stress occurs often and is left unmanaged, it becomes chronic which is, of course, fatal and does more than you can ever imagine.

    The World Health Organization has labeled stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” [1] According to the Centre for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health [2], 110 million people die of causes that are directly linked to stress.We have gotten used to stress, and many are blind to how much damage unmanaged chronic stress can cause. Now it’s the time to really look into the problem and try to fix it as soon as possible before it causes too much harm to your body.


    [1] The Huffingtonpost: Workplace Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century
    [2] Richmond Hypnosis Center: 7 People Die from Stress Every 2 Seconds

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    8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

    8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

    Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around us. It’s the opposite of every advertisement we see plastered on the radio and TV. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff; we eat up consumerism, material possessions, clutter, debt, distractions and noise.

    What we don’t seem to have is any meaning left in our world.

    By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order to focus on what you do need.

    I know first hand how little we actually need to survive. I was fortunate enough to live in a van for four months while traveling throughout Australia. This experience taught me valuable lessons about what really matters and how little we really need all this stuff we surround ourselves with.

    Less is more.


    Living a minimalist lifestyle is reducing.There are a few obvious benefits of minimalism such as less cleaning and stress, a more organized household and more money to be found, but there are also a few deep, life-changing benefits.

    What we don’t usually realize is that when we reduce, we reduce a lot more than just stuff.

    Consider just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions:

    1. Create Room for What’s Important

    When we purge our junk drawers and closets we create space and peace. We lose that claustrophobic feeling and we can actually breathe again. Create the room to fill up our lives with meaning instead of stuff.

    2. More Freedom

    The accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Let it go and you will experience a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overworking.


    3. Focus on Health and Hobbies

    When you spend less time at Home Depot trying unsuccessfully to keep up with the Joneses, you create an opening to do the things you love, things that you never seem to have time for.

    Everyone is always saying they don’t have enough time, but how many people really stop and look at what they are spending their time doing?

    You could be enjoying a day with your kids, hitting up the gym, practicing yoga, reading a good book or traveling. Whatever it is that you love you could be doing, but instead you are stuck at Sears shopping for more stuff.

    4. Less Focus on Material Possessions

    All the stuff we surround ourselves with is merely a distraction, we are filling a void. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy comfort. After the initial comfort is satisfied, that’s where our obsession with money should end.

    We are bombarded by the media presenting promises of happiness through materialistic measures. It’s no wonder we struggle everyday. Resist those urges. It’s an empty path, it won’t make you happy.


    It’s hard not to get roped into the consumerism trap. I need constant reminders that it’s a false sense of happiness. I enjoy stuff, but I also recognize that I don’t need it.

    5. More Peace of Mind

    When we cling onto material possessions we create stress because we are always afraid of losing these things. By simplifying your life you can lose your attachment to these things and ultimately create a calm, peaceful mind.

    The less things you have to worry about, the more peace you have, and it’s as simple as that.

    6. More Happiness

    When de-cluttering your life, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate towards the things that matter most. You see clearly the false promises in all the clutter, it’s like a broken shield against life’s true essence.

    You will also find happiness in being more efficient, you will find concentration by having refocused your priorities, you will find joy by enjoying slowing down.


    7. Less Fear of Failure

    When you look at Buddhist monks, they have no fear, and they have no fear because they don’t have anything to lose.

    In whatever you wish to pursue doing you can excel, if you aren’t plagued with the fear of losing all your worldly possessions. Obviously you need to take the appropriate steps to put a roof over your head, but also know that you have little to fear except fear itself.

    8. More Confidence

    The entire minimalist lifestyle promotes individuality and self reliance. This will make you more confident in your pursuit of happiness.

    What’s Next? Go Minimalism.

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