Stress Response - AHP Function
In a stressful situation, the fight or flight responses are intended to prepare the body for a physical reaction. Yet in today’s society, this is often inappropriate; the result is that we do not burn off the stress response hormones, leaving a cocktail of undispersed chemicals in our blood which in the long term leads, amongst other things, to a compromised immune system. Stress can then become pathological and lead to cardiac, digestive, immune, or mental disorders.
In theory, this process operates as a feedback loop that will close down the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal cycle when the stressor has been removed or dealt with. However, chronic stress disrupts the smooth running of this cycle, principally because chronic stress dulls the Hypothalamus and its sensitivity to the message to stop releasing the Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH).
The aim of this protocol is to clear the affects of accumulated stress, and raise our ability to cope with future stress, by aiming to get the stress related endocrine glands working at optimal levels. It is common that once the stress has been cleared symptoms like depression, insomnia, anxiety, insulin resistance, food sensitivities/allergies, ulcers, high blood pressure, eczema, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, etc. disappear.