[BODcast Episode 17] Neurotransmitters - how to re-establish your neurotransmitter balance!
Welcome, everyone, to the podcast with Amy and I on Neurotransmitters.
Oh, yeah. This is like most topics that I freak out about,
something that really transform the way I saw not only my life,
but so many different health phenomena that we see and observe
in the 21st century.
So whether you have been studying neurotransmitters for years or this is
you know, you've heard the word floating around
and this is your first time,
you're really going to hear a simple scientific explanation of it.
I'm really excited for you to continue your education on neurotransmitters,
as all of us in the scientific community are also learning so much about it.
You know what? I love Amy.
So I remember when, like, the personality types came out, you know,
and all of these different, you know, scenarios and blah, blah, blah, blah.
And I'm like, oh, my gosh.
When I started neurotransmitters
years ago, I was like, it's just your neurotransmitters.
And if your dopamine dominant these
your personality types, if you're acetylcholine dominant,
this is your personality type,
like all of it really comes back to neurotransmitters.
And I don't think a lot of people even understand that.
You can take us with you!
And so it's literally,
you know, if we can if you can regulate our neurotransmitters and get those
get them regulated instead of really being high or really being low,
and why that's important
and why I'm excited for people to stick on the call is a teaser.
If you are gaba dominant,
but you're low in GABA, can you see the problem? Right.
And then we have all these health crisises.
And I have notes and notes and notes on health crisis's for each one of these.
And you're like, oh, my gosh, that's why
I have schizophrenia or oh, my gosh, that's when my thyroid isn't working.
It's actually not a hormone. It's not this is not a mineral.
It's actually neurotransmitters.
And so that's why I think I'm so excited for this for this podcast, Amy,
because neurotransmitters explain to me so much about the human body.
And just before you take it away, I just.
I will just tell you, the simple definition of a neurotransmitter
is it is the neural chemical that creates a connection between the synapses. Right.
Of the nervous system.
Neurotransmitters are made by the nervous system, and they all have a role to play.
And they they are what they're what spark across the gaps or the synapses.
And so if we're low in a particular neurotransmitter like GABA,
then we might have seizures, we might have epilepsy, we might have
Tourette's because the GABA was supposed to be there to create that
synapse, to connect that synapse, and it wasn't there.
And I think probably because why I have such a passion
for neurotransmitters is because I had epilepsy growing up.
And so I would have seizures.
While no one ever knew it was a GABA deficiency,
at least they never told us it was a GABA deficiency.
So I was on medications for most of while until I was about 20, 21 years old.
And that's when I'm like, wait a minute, this is a GABA deficiency.
You know, I can study this in my books because we didn't have online
back there that dates me. But anyhow. And so I'm excited.
So, Amy, run off with what you want to talk about.
And and I'm excited.
Yeah. Well, it also gave me so much more patience for myself,
because in the past, when I would have mood swings,
I would naturally start criticizing
my life and think of like, oh, I feel so down right now.
I'm just I must I must be bad school and my social life and my family life
and my dating life.
And I'm just going to eat bad foods because everything else is going bad.
And I would just like kind of sink into like these.
I would let my define myself in my life by my mood swings.
And now my understanding of neurotransmitters has really
like probably eliminated over half of that of that judgment
or of how like my mood swings go,
because if I start noticing I'm in a dip, I have my first thing is going through
my checklist of what could be throwing off my neurotransmitters, like how
how is my sleep, how is my food eating, you know, deep fried foods.
I would frequently have mood dips after consuming deep fried foods.
And in the past, I'd been like, oh, I never stick to my health goals.
I'm so lame that blah, blah.
But I mean, if you want to have a treat, enjoy a tree.
I'm just saying I would notice my mood would dip after that.
And now I realize like, wow, oils and trans fats actually inhibit
my microbiota as my microbiomes ability to synthesize dopamine
and serotonin and these neurotransmitters that I need to feel healthy and relax.
And so just understanding like I would go through my food,
I would go through my sleep,
you know, how serotonin and all these different neurotransmitters
are heavily affected by our sleep schedule.
I would go through if I've had any stimulants,
like caffeine is a big, highly affects dopamine and your adrenals.
And so you can get really high and then get really low.
So now I just have this checklist with my moods up.
I just boop, boop, boop, boop, boop, go through the list.
And if some of those are off, then I just give myself some grace for the day.
And I'm like, well, my neurotransmitters are off the day.
Better get a good night's rest and get my,
you know, get my food back on track and see how I feel in the morning.
Instead of it being a creating an existential crisis
where I'm like evaluating what part of my life is falling apart.
Now, sometimes there actually are like situations to address and times
where it's good to do introspection and maybe other forms of therapy.
But that's one reason.
That's one thing. I'm really grateful for my understanding of neurotransmitters.
The the second thing I wanted to mention before we start
getting into all the different neurotransmitters,
which is such an exciting thing to learn about, is that it
also affects the way you work with other people and understand other people.
We have one of our trainers in our holistic health coach program.
She has all of her incoming clients.
It's a very first test they take is a neuro typing test.
And she does that because she wants to know, are they
one A, one B to A to B or three A?
And that's going to determine whether or not their
nutrition and exercise
routine is going to be highly regulated and very predictable, because that's going
to give them a sense of safety and that's going to make them feel in control.
And they're just they just want everything to be lined up.
She's like, those are the type of people who like two weeks out from a camping trip
call you and they're like, well, what if there's a bear?
Like, should we bring bears? Great.
You know, and then you have
like personality types like her and I, who are types who are Patroni who are like
totally need like need variety, like, please don't give me the same thing
every day or else
I'm just like throw it back at you, you know, and like a bear at
camping is like that wouldn't have not crossed my mind until the bird showed up.
And then I'd be like, well,
some story, you know.
And so she and she has them do a neuro typing test beforehand because it informs
how she treats the plants.
Are they going to want a lot of variety and spontaneity
because that's their comfort zone, or are they going to want,
you know, depending
on their neurotransmitter balances,
are they going to want things to be very orderly?
And I think that having her explain, like what a relevant
assessment to do with incoming clients, to know how to best
coach them through their behavior change and their health journey,
I thought that was so cool.
So the really cool video for those of you in the health coach program to check out
now when it comes to Karen already mentioned where neurotransmitters are.
These are the chemical messengers of our nervous system.
The other main chemical messages in our body are hormones,
and our neurotransmitters of hormones work together all day and all night.
And so just know those are two different bodies of chemicals.
Some of them do have overlap, like
endorphins are considered both a neurotransmitter and a hormone.
Serotonin is considered both a neurotransmitter and a hormone.
So there is there are quite
a few of these little chemical messengers that actually operate in both settings.
Hormones are distributed through your bloodstream
and they're made by endocrine glands.
So that's your endocrine system makes hormones
and they travel throughout your body through your bloodstream.
Neurotransmitters are made by your nervous system
and they travel through your body, through your through your neurons
and across that synaptic cleft that Karen was talking about.
So that's just a basic anatomy physiology differentiator between the two.
But they constantly work together.
And their goal is to help you achieve homeostasis
or to help you perform in the functions you need to perform.
So, Karen, do you mind
if I give an example right off the bat or do you have a jump in there?
OK, so you guys here give this example all the time,
because I think it's the most basic and understandable example.
You know, we hear about fight or flight mode in rest and digest.
And so what is putting your what is causing physiological changes
in your body when you're in fight or flight or rest and digest?
So let's say you're in rest and digest.
Your vagus nerve is going to be sending
acetylcholine down through your vagus nerve.
And this vagus nerve is wrapped all around
your digestive organs, is wrapped around your stomach.
And it's going to be telling the stomach cells
to start secreting hydrochloric acid because we're going to be eating baby.
And it's going to be wrapped around your digestive organs, in your small intestine.
And it's going to
open up capillary sphincters that are are going to cause more blood
to flow through your digestive tract, acetylcholine's like, hey, you guys,
we're going to be digesting food.
We increase our blood flow around here.
Let's get those capillary sphincters open so we can increase the blood flow
in our digestive tract right now.
And it's going to be acetylcholine, by and large is a vasal dilator.
It tells your blood vessels to open up and that slows your heart rate down,
because we don't need to have our resting heart rate
of one hundred and twenty if we're going to be sitting down
and eating a meal or whatever.
So that's the rest of digest.
Acetylcholine also helps a memory, because if you're not in fight or flight,
it's going to start helping process your thoughts.
It's a huge neurotransmitter for learning so it can improve blood flow and
chemical reactions related to memory synthesis and learning.
And so that's one of
the acetylcholine so relevant for rest and digest.
And what we often find is sometimes people get deficient in acetylcholine
and your body starts prioritizing digestion over memory.
So this is a big thing to understand is like sometimes
if someone's dealing with memory issues,
you've really got to look at neurotransmitters,
because if you don't it, your body's
going to be sending the acetylcholine to prioritize digestion.
And so it's going to affect your learning if you're deficient in it.
Now, on the other hand, like let's take another scenario
where it's time to start running and it's time to start exercising
or it's time to or you start getting really stressed out about something
your body's going to secrete, norepinephrine or adrenaline.
These are vasal constrictors.
They're going to tell your blood
vessels to constrict so that it increases the speed of the flow of your blood.
You know, if you're selling the same amount of blood
through a smaller area, it's going to have to travel faster.
So it's going to be a vasal constrictor.
It's going to it's going to shut off the cap,
the blood flowing to those parts of the body
we don't need to be focusing on right now.
Like the like the digestion
is going to close those capillaries because we don't need blood going there.
We got to send the blood to the extremities, you know.
Go fight, win. And so and it's not you're not going to be remembering
and this kind of thing because that's not
your prioritizing using your body.
So that's just an example of how
these different neurotransmitters are being set down your nerves very fast.
And they and you have all felt it.
You see one text message
message comes through that puts you in a fight or flight mode
from whether it's a business partner or a friend or just a heartbreaking text.
It pops up and instantly you feel a physiological reaction.
Your nerves just fired at like over 150 miles per hour, just fired down.
And it created this gut feeling in your body.
It's and it's going to start changing the way your physiology is set up
to operate. So this is why they say, like people who exist in chronic states
of fight or flight, this will affect your
physiology because let's say
your immune system is now going to be affected because like cortisol
and these high stress neurotransmitters are immuno suppressors.
Your body's not prioritizing fighting off infections while you are
in a state of fight or flight .
It's like, oh, we're going to handle that afterwards.
We have a bigger bear to face right in front of us.
So now your immune system's being suppressed.
And so then you have Candida overgrowth because Candida is regulated by
your immune system,
you know, so you're being chronically stressed, you're also that stress is also
going to be the chronic stress that's ongoing is going to be affecting
your microbiome, your microbiome in your gut.
And and you need that
to synthesize different neurotransmitters and as well as digestion.
So it's just saying this is why we temporary periods of fight
or flight are phenomenal for you, because they they trigger
the production of these neurotransmitters that you really need, like exercise.
Like there's very there's definitely a thing is good stress and bad stress.
And like we want to
exercise and get our bodies in these temporary periods of fight
or flight It's very good for us, but we just don't want to be there 24/7
because there's so many functions that happen during rest and digest
that really needs to be calm in order to to physiologic process.
So that's my those are my two cents on neurotransmitters.
I love it. And you know what?
Just to recap back to our just to let you know that.
So, again, neurotransmitters are made by the nervous system if you are wondering
how to improve your nervous system health.
We have another one of our podcast that we did prior to this one,
all about nerves and how to actually understand
the nervous system, how to improve nerve nerve, the nervous system health
so your nerves can regenerate because you can regenerate nerve tissue, period.
I've seen it over and over and over again.
And so we share all of our secrets from what I've recommended for years.
So please check out that podcast.
And Amy, I just want to I think it's really fun to let people
know, like what are people who are like dopamine, the dopamine nature like.
So I'm going to just read off four neurotransmitters. Is that OK?
Just like because you're all going to love this.
Each one of you are going to be like, oh, my gosh, that's me.
Well, that's my husband. Oh, that's my daughter.
Oh, that's my aunt. My uncle, my dad. And it'll help you understand them. Right?
So dopamine nature.
And I'm not going to read the whole thing, but I might throw some things out there.
If you have a dopamine nature,
you're same as like 17 percent of the world's population. Right.
And if you are balanced, you are strong willed. Right.
You know exactly what you want and how to get it.
You're fast on your feet. You're a great self-confident.
You're highly rational.
You're more comfortable with facts and figures than with feelings and emotions.
By the way, this is me.
OK, so you can all just understand when I say to my children, I don't care
if you're sick, you know how to get sick, get yourself better.
I haven't I didn't care at all if they were sick.
Darn it, they should have done what they were taught. That's just me. Right?
So facts and figures more than feelings and emotions.
Still to this day, don't get emotional on me.
I don't know what to do.
And we are able to assess ourselves critically.
We may take pride in our achievement.
We have strategic thinking,
masterminding and venting, problem solving and visioning.
And a majority of the doctors and scientists, researchers,
inventors, engineers, generals and architects are dopamine dominant.
But there's also a couple of downsides here. Right.
So we may like to play chess and listen to books on tape.
Difficult crossword puzzle.
We're tireless when exercising.
You might enjoy weightlifting more than aerobic.
You may not be overly sensitive and miss it when others
consider their feelings more important than your reasons.
That's a big one for me.
Like I got to work on that all the time. Right?
I just have reasons and they make sense.
So your emotions about it
just I have to I care about that more and I have to work on that. Right.
We might be distant from our children.
And the stability of the marriage may depend on the loyalty
and goodwill of your spouse, because they have to realize that
you're so into reasoning that sometimes emotions are a little hard.
Now, this is really interesting that if you have too much dopamine in the body,
it can lead to excessive risk
taking, impulsive actions, violence, overcontrolling of others.
Sexual activity might be too high for a sustained relationship
as teenagers, reckless driving, shoplifting, date rape.
And you just need to learn how to balance that so that your dopamine person.
So some of you are going, oh, yeah, that's me.
I'm dopamine dominant. Right.
And Carolus mentioned dopamine deficiency would look like not having drive.
It would be the opposite of that,
not even wanting to make your bed, not feeling like any motivation.
Feeling apathetic or lethargic is the opposite of drive.
Yeah. Yeah. And there are foods that can help you with dopamine.
And there are, you know, but the number one thing for dopamine is oxygen.
By the way, if anybody's wondering,
that's the number one source of dopamine is oxygen.
There's two amino acids you need to have.
And that's going to be
on one of the handouts that we have here in our Ten Step program.
Coming up, it's a new one we've just created.
But that would be fenceline and tyrosine, right?
Because those are metabolize into dopamine, so superimportant.
And then the one thing with that, though, is if your dopamine dominant,
you need to be very careful to avoid led anything containing cadmium.
So second hand smoke even growing up.
I hung out at the pit, you know, with all the chicks
and women and guys in high school, because we all could smoke.
Then I didn't smoke, but I loved all the people.
They were so cool and yeah, but I couldn't do secondhand smoke.
And that's why I had no idea back then that that would be why.
So it's just kind of cool. You know, it's just need to learn.
And can I roll on with acetylcholine or do you want to comment again? No, go ahead.
So acetylcholine is really cool.
These are just the best people, right? They adapt at working with their senses.
They view the world in sensory terms, highly creative, open.
The new idea is quick thinker, always taking other people into consideration.
Devoted to making things the best they can be,
no matter how much effort it requires.
You're probably the one planning all the reunion's right.
Your flexible, creative and spontaneous.
You're willing to try anything new as long as it promises to be new and exciting.
Your intuitive, innovative is produced a lot in the pariental lobes,
by the way, part of the brain.
So a lot of these acetylcholine
rich people will be like fluent in multiple languages is easy for them.
They're like the think tank member, yoga and meditation instructors,
religious leaders, and they love public service.
High brain speed, which impacts the creative functions.
So artists, writers,
advertising professionals and actors are frequently astute and dominant.
They are social charismatic.
They love meeting and greeting and making new friends.
They come across others as authentic and grounded.
One of our daughters is so acetylcholine nature. That's rose.
This is completely all about Rose, by the way.
So those of you who have met her, she's our actress out in New York,
and she's just exactly that.
She loves meeting and greeting and making new friends.
Anyhow, she so she does she acts.
She's attentive to the needs of children and romantic with you
as a significant other remembers people's feelings and their reactions.
So it's just wonderful.
The excessive, though, is you don't you you may not give
or you may give too much of yourself to the point that you're using it all up
and then you don't consider your own needs and become even misogynistic. Right.
You may feel the world is taking advantage of you or become very paranoid.
You may become socially isolated, panic disorder, manic episodes or anxiety.
And interesting enough, as we read through the access,
you're all going to have that.
I have the excess dopamine once in a while.
I have the you know,
we all have these things and then we'll have the opposite as well.
And so it's interesting
because we might be in a time in our life when we're dopamine dominant.
And then as as time goes and become more gaba dominant,
that's just where our our body is.
And so between gaba and when I did all my neurotransmitters, I can talk about me
because, I mean, I was dopamine dominant, but my gaba was right there as well.
My second in line was the gaba which is really cool
because as I read you about gaba you have these foods that can help
enhance, you know, and give you the idea calling that you need,
but then you have kryptonite.
And for gaba the kryptonite is actually processed sugars.
So like a cookie or even even a piece of bread.
And I remember and this is almost fun because we owned
when we owned all of our properties
in Wisconsin, for those of you who have been with us forever.
We had three buildings and we had a big wellness center,
the Gardens Wedding Center in our house.
And I could I ran up and down all the stairs for, you know, 15 years.
However long we lived there.
I would run up all these stairs.
We had nine flights of stairs everywhere.
When I ate a cookie, I couldn't run up the stairs.
So if I was downstairs in the kitchen and I was making something with
with our staff and we were trying new recipes, if it was a pastry
or even a gluten free cake or whatever, I ate some I couldn't run up the stairs.
That's how kryptonite works.
So when you when you get your hand out and look for kryptonite,
make sure you pay attention to that because it's really cool.
Oh, OK. Albro, I'll throw on gaba here real quick.
So gaba almost 50 percent of the world shares this nature, consistency,
sociable concern for others.
You'll likely show up every day for work and be there when others need you.
You remain calm when chaos swirls around you.
Levelheadedness, punctuality, practicality, confidence
all come very natural to you. You stay very organized.
Rigid schedules are your thing, right?
They're comforting rather than confining.
You're not overly rebel.
But if you're young
and we gravitate to careers as administrators
and accountants and security officers and nurses and medical technicians,
air traffic controllers, news reporters, EMT meeting planners. Right.
Bus drivers, homemakers, people who love schedules and keeping things organized
no matter what the gabber nature person is the one who tethers
a group, who stays focused
on the matter at hand and usually refers to the majority team flavor.
They derive pleasure
from fulfilling obligations and taking care of people they love.
They make people comfortable and it makes them happy.
Marriage is seen as a long term haven.
You probably believe in traditions and institutions.
Enjoy your part in making them work.
You love history, books and bibliographies, right?
Excessive gabar. Right.
You might be ignoring your own needs and you end up getting hurt.
You may spend too much energy
looking for love and then relying too heavily on your mate.
You may look too much to authority figures for advice
and continuously crave and follow the advice of others.
So if you have people in your life who are always asking advice,
they're always craving advice from others, that can be because they're actually
they have too much gaba there's too much gaba firing in their body.
And so we want to make sure that we we can control that.
So just kind of fun.
And again, there's lots more information in your handouts that you got today.
There's another hand that we've been working on.
And then the last one I want to talk about is serotonin,
because they're telling us is a really, really cool .
I love I love this.
If you have serotonin in nature, you are among 17
percent of the population who really know how to enjoy themselves.
It's associated with the delta waves which are produced in.
Abundance when we sleep, so they live in the moment.
They're realist, keenly responsive to sensory input.
But they can be impulsive.
Achievement means you're going to get something done now.
You thrive on change.
You find new ways of doing repetitive things.
You'll try new foods, pick up a new hobby, plan
a different vacation every single year.
And when you're balanced,
a person with serotonin is receptive to stimuli in touch with the body
and the mind, often physically very well coordinated and very resourceful.
They are put off by a struggle and they're undeterred by setbacks.
Who does it sound like? Sports people are right.
If your work doesn't feel like play, it's not worth doing right
because you just want to be happy and play.
Serotonin in nature is great for professions requiring motor skills,
hand eye coordination, flexibility and crisis management tool.
I love those tools are the extensions of the serotonin brain.
People like construction workers there, a lot of them are serotonin based.
Right. Oil triggers, trucks and ambulance drivers, military personnel,
hairstylist, bartenders, pilots, computer programmers.
They love to play with expensive tools. Right.
And the and the above the advancements,
professional athletes, movie stars, photographers and fashion models
might also have that serotonin great at troubleshooting.
Cheerful, optimistic, easygoing.
The impulsive tivi and desire
for new experiences may move them away before a deeper roots can be formed.
So it's not always the best in relationships.
You need to be, you know, be more careful and make sure you maintain enough
of your of your.
What am I talking on? Hello.
Thank you. Serotonin. I know that.
Any help at home?
OK, what other considers dangerous, such as bungee jumping, motor bike, motor boat
racing, whitewater rafting, motorcycling, or just staying out all night?
Carousing is just fun.
So excessive, however, can make you extremely nervous.
You become hesitant, distracted, vulnerable to any manner of criticism,
and you're terribly afraid of being disliked.
So you get plagued by sadness, depression, anger.
And interesting enough,
if we have time, I would love to get to the symptoms of deficiencies.
This is really cool because you might be going,
you know, and there's symptoms of deficiency, symptoms
of gabber, symptoms of serotonin, symptoms of Colleen.
And all of a sudden you'll be catching yourself maybe on level three.
But level 10 is schizophrenia.
But, you know, you're going down because you already had everything on one,
everything on you, and now you're on three or four.
This is where you
it plays a key role in understanding the nervous system regenerates.
And so you want to be able to watch this podcast.
But please stop over and listen to our other podcast as well
on how to regenerate the nervous system.
So that was super
awesome to hear about care and thank you for going over, is that just.
Yeah, it's so relevant to how we operate
and how our brains are literally chemically wired.
So very relevant.
Thank you for sharing all of that. So
then when it comes to balancing our neurotransmitters,
there are both dietary and lifestyle things that make a big difference.
One of the handouts that many of you emailed, and we can drop it in the chat
if you'd like to download it is about food sources
of the amino acids or the molecules that are neurotransmitters are based on.
So, for example, like serotonin is made out of tryptophan
and dopamine is made out of tyrosine and
glutamates made out of a conversion process
that happens in your gut related to or sorry
glutamine is made in the conversion process related to glutamate.
And so there are dietary sources of all these things that we need
to make sure that we are consuming.
If you read over the list, you'll quickly realize
that eating a balanced diet will solve like all the nutrients you need, like
if you eat a variety of of fresh fruits and vegetables, some herbs.
If you occasionally consume some high quality poultry or some eggs
or some fatty fish products or salmon, phenomenal.
So you'll you'll realize as you look over that list that there are
that eating a balanced diet is going to be the easiest way
to knock off everything on that list when it comes to food sources.
But it's still really good to read through.
And also, that's one thing that we do in our consultations with clients, is if,
you know, if you do a scan with someone and you're looking at the amino acids
that they're deficient
in, you can oftentimes relate that back to a neurotransmitter and see if they have
any of those behavioral issues, like if they're really low in tyrosine,
for example, you can ask like, oh, is it hard to be motivated lately?
Like, is it hard to just like feel that drive to like want to like make your bed
and get up and go to work and all of that, because that's a dopamine deficiency.
And same thing with tryptophan related to serotonin,
which is a very calming and comforting and assuring neurotransmitter.
So that's a really cool chart that you can consult and then talk to them
about their dietary options, as well as lifestyle factors.
So I'm the biggest advocate you'll ever meet
when it comes to using exercise to balance the brain,
because there is just like I call it a chemical cocktail is what exercises
like if you want to feel better, like do something to moving your body.
And there are so many chemical reactions that fire.
And I wanted to explain like why?
But I'm going to read you one paragraph
and then you'll realize I'm not going into depth about this.
But this is one example of how exercise affects dopamine.
It says exercise is known to change the dopamine system in the central nervous
system, using a radio enzymatic assay followed by a thin layer,
Chromatography. The concentrations of dopamine
are found to be upregulated in brain
in the brain of rats, subject
to eight weeks of food in reinforced running real exercise.
It talks the upregulation of dopamine in the brain has been linked to
exercise induced higher levels of serum calcium,
which is transported into the brain
and affects the calcium cadmillenium and dependent dopamine synthesis
by activating the tyrosine hydroxylase enzyme.
Furthermore, the binding affinity between dopamine
and the dopamine receptor determined by
binding is also increased by exercise training.
So in other words, we're not going to spend
a lot of time on that because this is really not cool to hear
about how all of a sudden, like, you know, you start running and all
all these little firing things that activates this enzyme.
And it's going to start the synthesis of this other reaction.
It's going to increase the binding affinity between the dopamine
and the dopamine receptor.
It's like seriously, this is like chemical fireworks
in your brain and body when you when you move your body.
So I just want to mention that I will last note on exercise is for people
who are experiencing chronic, almost debilitating fatigue.
They will want to keep their heart rate and their lung capacity
below like 60 percent of full exertion, because over 60 percent
you release cortisol, which can be very healthy in small doses.
But if you're dealing with someone
who is dealing with a lot of adrenal fatigue already
because cortisol is released by your adrenal glands,
you're going to want there.
They will do better with exercises that are like yoga and walking
and things that don't get them up to or above 60 percent exertion.
If that makes sense.
But for anyone else who can handle it, as long as they're not dealing with
any type of debilitating underlying infection
that's affecting whether or not their bodies
successfully using oxygen
in their mitochondria to have energy, you know, mold toxicity just have
to mention it, as long as you're not in those categories of adrenal fatigue
or like debilitating underlying infection, having spouts of.
High intensity interval training,
like 20 minutes of elevated heart rate, you know, a day or every other day,
up to 30 minutes, phenomenal for balancing your brain chemistry.
So that's just what
I wanted to mention about lifestyle factors, really, the brain chemistry.
That's super awesome.
So do I have time? Can I run through this really quick?
It won't take too long. Like how?
Seems like give me like just a few minutes on each.
Like literally like probably under seven or eight minutes.
OK, so we will do that, we can stop and then you do no more.
Yeah, well, that we can also this is also something that's,
you know, part of our tensive program. So
we want to learn all about brain chemistry during step five of the ten step.
And so definite, huge invitation for anyone who's not in the ten
step program yet.
You learn both about one when it comes to brain health.
That's all step five of is brain health. We actually divide it into two sections.
You have neuro your brain chemistry, which is where we are
talking about hormones or neurotransmitters?
And then we have neural pathways, which is where we talk about
how we're wired with our thoughts, because we do mention
when someone is dealing with any type of emotional or mood disorder.
You know, I'm not going to say it's exactly a 50/50 split,
but like there's there's parts of it that are going to be chemical imbalances.
But then there's other parts of it that are going to be just the way
their central nervous system is wired.
You know, there can be thoughts that are running 24/7,
keeping us and fight or flight mode that we don't even realize are happening.
So you can definitely get information on that in the website.
But you can if you want to mention just just a couple out of the last levels.
How's that song?
Because there's 10 levels for all some a jump on level eight.
This is dopamine deficiency, ADD, Alzheimers disorder
stemming from abnormal brain structure, schizophrenia, cocaine or heavy drug
overdose, HIV hypoxia, other forms of oxygen deprivation, coma
anemia, balance problems, blood sugar instability, bone density issues,
carbohydrate binges, constipation, decreased desire for food,
decreased physical strength activity, diabetes, diarrhea,
those all excessive sleep can all be from dopamine.
Isn't that just nuts? Weight gain, lightheadedness, low sex drive.
There's so much on acetylcholine some of the last levels in acetylcholine,
early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia, severe Alzheimer and dementia,
Alzheimer's, anxiety, arthritis, autism, cholesterol,
elevation, decline and sexual ability.
Diabetes, difficulty urinating, dry cough, dry mouth dyslexia, excessive
or frequent urination, eye disorders, fat cravings, frequent bowel movements
glaucoma multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, reading and writing disorders.
These are all from a deficiency in acetylcholine And there's more.
But this is just to get you excited, right.
And serotonin deficiency, alcoholism, major depression hypersomnia prolonged
sleeping or no sleeping for days, stroke, severe learning disability,
severe drug experimentation, hallucinations, abnormal sense of smell,
abnormal sleep positions, aches and soreness, arthritis, backache, blurred
vision, butterflies in the stomach, carbohydrate cravings, choking sensations,
constipation, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, lightheadedness.
And there's more. But isn't that just awesome?
You know, PMS, expensive, extensive menstrual bleeding, premature
ejaculation, premature orgasms for women, those are all a deficiency, right?
And then gaba deficiency, severe heart arrhythmia, carbohydrate craving,
severe migraines, rage, severe tinnitus, severe pain, manic depression, seizures.
Again, this is gaba deficiency.
Physical things are more like tremors,
allergies, appetite, weight changes, backache, blurred vision, butterflies.
Again, cardiac issues, chronic pain.
cold and clammy hands right.
Clammy hands, excessive sleeping headaches again, night sweats,
shortness of breath.
I just need to realize that, oh my gosh, I have been attributing that towards X, Y
and Z, when literally it was it
the acetylcholine deficient or the gaba deficiency or dopamine deficiency.
So we're really excited that you're here.
Thank you so much for joining us.
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But we are so glad that you are are with us today.
Amy, did you want to wrap up before we stop recording?
That was awesome.
And that was so relevant to hear Karen, because like, really, we blame
so many mood disorders on people instead of on their brain chemistry.
Like we look at kids and we're like, well, they're they're just don't know.
They have so many behavioral issues. What's your problem?
And like I love it when you meet with like you meet with this teenager
and like within five minutes, you're like this person's
very gaba deficient based off of everything you just said.
Like they can't calm down.
They're always anxious, they're always fidgeting.
They need to be making problems like global.
It's like you help this girl balance her gaba someone get this girl's umbrella.
And it's a it makes a huge difference in decreasing someone's anxiety.
Now, when it comes to supplementing with neurotransmitters,
you definitely want to make your top priority
to be helping your body naturally balance that neurotransmitter
instead of supplementing with a neurotransmitter.
However, temporary supplementation of something like
GABA can be a huge game changer while you're working in the long run
to balance someone's neurotransmitters. Absolutely.
So anyway, I just love that you mention that, Karen,
because all those different behavioral disorders were like,
wow, there's really a lot of it comes down to brain chemistry.
And that's one reason why Jenilyn Who's an instructor in the 10 step program
is so passionate about it because she is a huge advocate of gut
health, related to up to up to 90 percent of your serotonin
is synthesized in your gut, not in your brain when it comes to some of
these neurotransmitters are synthesized in like in your amygdala and hypothalamus.
But a lot of these are actually chemically synthesized in your gut.
And so having gut health is imperative.
Dopamine is only 50 percent like the different neurotransmitters
have different percentages of what's synthesized down there.
But we need to have a healthy environment in the right bacteria in order to how
to synthesize these chemicals.
That's why gut health is
just approaching it from a nutritional standpoint is a very holistic approach
to take when it comes to mood disorders and can be really helpful. So anyway.
But yeah, that was great.
Well, we're going to take care.
Well, I just wanted to make sure that people understand just really
this is what we do for a living and our programs are loaded
with this information. So just being aware that there is more information.
We're here. We're happy to share this with you.
So just go ahead and click the links that you find for our online webinars
and to just contact us because we are here to help you any way we can.
Thank you so much for doing this.
Yes, thank you, everyone, and have a wonderful time balancing
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