by Harry Massey, Founder, NES Health
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, stay healthy, just get your life in some semblance of order, or a million other reasons, most people will say you need to focus on these two things.
Many have started there and many have failed. It’s not uncommon. In fact, it happens all too frequently. The beginning of the year and so-called bikini season claim the most victims.
These continued failures can be disheartening for everyone involved. It’s hard enough for the person attempting the change, but also for the practitioner or whoever suggested the regimen.
Many believe it's easier to focus on getting rid of the bad rather than the healthy foods you should be eating.
So the suggestions turn into:
...stop snacking and eat actual meals…
...stay away from processed foods…
...just say “no” to sugar…
Now, if you do manage to follow any or all of these tips, you might get the results you’re looking for. There are many people who’ve been successful. Their testimonials line the wallpaper of the internet.
But if you’re not seeing the results you want, there may be a root cause that goes even deeper than what you’re eating and how you’re moving.
There are third and fourth answers that are lesser-known. Even then, you should still dig a bit deeper. This secret will be revealed soon.
In most programs, stress and sleep are largely ignored. If you’re not doing anything for either, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.
The effect of stress on people prone to binge-eating is obvious. The answer might seem to be as simple as removing junk food from the equation, but that doesn’t work as often as we’d like.
There’s a chemical aspect that’s driving your cravings: cortisol. Unfortunately, both high levels of stress and sugar ratchet this hormone way up.
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone due to its role in the fight-or-flight response. It increases your blood glucose levels and improves your brain’s use of glucose. In other words, it prioritizes what you need to escape danger.
But cortisol also puts digestion and your immune system (after prolonged presence in your bloodstream) on the back burner. Not to mention, several studies have shown cortisol increases your appetite and desire for sugary foods, leading you down an unhealthy path.
Your fight-or-flight response doesn’t have to be ignited by a robber waving a gun around. It can be something as simple as a loud child, work that never seems to end, bad drivers, and even the news.
However, a study indicated negative news only affects the cortisol levels of women. Unfortunately, it was also found that women remembered excerpts from these articles much better than their male counterparts.
With your increased cravings for sugar and cortisol’s focus on increasing your blood glucose levels, you’ve set yourself up for disaster.
Getting enough sleep can help reduce your cortisol levels. Granted, it’s not the easiest to do when you’re stressed all the time. Something like meditation or even breathing deeply (using more than just your chest) are effective ways to reduce your stress.
Plus, good sleep eliminates plenty of excuses:
“I'm too tired to go to the gym”
“I don’t have the energy/time to make lunch/dinner”
“I’ll just do it tomorrow instead”
Seven to nine hours a night is the range you’re looking for. By setting a bedtime for yourself, you can experiment with how much sleep you’re getting. The actual amount of sleep is different for everyone, but your body will let you know how much you need.
Now, even if you’ve managed to fix all these issues, you might still not experience the success you're looking for.
Good nutrition and consistent exercise are still necessary for a healthy life. Without them, you still won’t be able to drop pounds or optimize your health.
However, even when you add in stress-support and start getting the proper amount of sleep, that’s only half of the equation.
You can think of your body as having two halves: biochemistry and physics.
Biochemistry is basically anything you can find through a basic test. You can see elevated levels of cortisol, find out what nutrients you’re deficient in, uncover what your organs are doing, etc.
However, you may be sorely lacking when it comes to your energy system. Assessing and correcting this energy system is what bioenergetics is all about.
Electricity pays a major role in your body -- probably far more than you realize. A study in 2007, “found electric fields as strong as 15 million volts per meter, perhaps 5 times stronger than the field found in a lightning bolt.”
This electricity, this energy system, exists within your body and affects nearly every aspect of it. It can impact your overall health, and yes, even how your body responds to stress, diet, exercise, and sleep.
If it's not working properly, you just might find yourself in a situation where nothing you do seems to work.
This energy system isn’t a single entity. Rather, it’s built of various biofields throughout your entire body. They’re essentially your control system.
When your control system has the right information, it’s able to properly use what you give it to help your body (sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress relief).
Getting it the right information, however, can be tricky. For example, you might think your adrenal system needs help, but it could be something entirely different. It’s why we use our scanner to assess the biofields that need correcting.
We’re then able to provide these biofields with the correct information via Infoceuticals to give your body the proper blueprints.
After all, you can have all the materials you need to build a house. But without the proper blueprints, you might not know what to do with the materials, or you might even wind up building the wrong kind of house!