Stress can make you fat.... here's how
Stress is typically caused by a trigger that leads to the secretion of adrenaline and cortisol. This response, while helpful in cases of danger, can be detrimental to our well-being if not controlled properly. High levels of cortisol are associated with increased predisposition to obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Low levels of cortisol are associated with decreased immunity and an inability to handle stress. This hormone is released when there is a need to perform or fight. Cortisol also reacts with the body's regulation system for glucose production leading to type II diabetes. If left unchecked it can lead to obesity as well.
Cortisol is the hormone that is responsible for energy arousal. This hormone is released when there is a need to perform or fight. Cortisol increases food intake in preparation for the fight or flight. However, this means that it can lead to obesity as a result.
The stress/magnesium connection:
Magnesium is a vital mineral in the human body and helps to regulate normal nerve and muscle function, and blood sugar levels. Magnesium also assists in energy production and normal protein synthesis. The most common natural sources of magnesium are green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, chocolate and coffee beans. It’s easy to see how one could be deficient in this vital nutrient — especially if they don’t enjoy a diet filled with fruits and vegetables or consume alcohol beverages on a regular basis. We use a transdermal magnesium therapy (our Herbal Magnesium therapy wrap) but many people opt for supplements as well. There are various forms of magnesium. We use magnesium sulfate in our topical herbal magnesium therapy wrap.
One interesting point about this particular form of magnesium is that it can help improve cognitive function by enhancing neurotransmitter release. This means that it may help reduce stress by enhancing long-term memory retrieval.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps regulate over 300 processes in the body. It also plays a key role in maintaining a healthy nervous and immune system. Magnesium deficiency can result in anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, high blood pressure and heart arrhythmias.
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