Healthy_Mind__Healthy_Body_III by hedongchenchen


									   Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
         (mind and body connection)

Part III- How a thought becomes toxic

             I Corinthians 6:19

“Do you not know that your body is the temple
of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have
from God, and you are not your own?” (NKJV)

                  Hosea 4:6

“My people are destroyed for lack of
 knowledge.” (KJV)

          Mind and Body Connection

   In 4 days you can change your brain structure or
    renew your mind.
   What you think affects your whole body because of
    the mind and body connection.
   Our thoughts trigger electrochemical reactions within
    the body.
   87% of physical and mental disease comes from toxic
    thinking and 13% is environment and genetics.


 Through life experiences we can develop
  strongholds in our minds.
 Strongholds- Toxic thoughts that can have an
  adverse affect on our thinking process and our
 Stress is a stronghold

                 Faith vs fear

You cannot build a faith memory over a fear
memory. Must first deal with the fear.

 As faith increases, fear decreases.
 As fear increases, faith decreases.


 Stress is the mind and body’s response to
  pressure that disrupts the normal body’s
 Thought life is healthy-physical body is
 A toxic thought life- causes our body to
  become unhealthy.
 Fear is the root of stress.

              Two types of Stressors

   External stressors- Received via our 5 senses.
   Internal stressors- Toxic memories that are activated.
   External stressor can activate our internal stressors.
    (perception- amygdala)
   Internal stressors do not need an external trigger. Will
    keep your body in a constant state of stress.
   Three stages of stress

Endocrine System

                Stage 1: Alert

 This stage of stress is normal.
 Short-term stress.

 Brain releases chemicals to alert and help with
  memory building and concentration. Memory
  building starts. Nerve cells (magic trees) grow
  healthy dendrites effectively.

           Examples of stage 1 stressors

 Child is sick.
 Late for work.

 Learning new information.

 Avoiding an accident.

 Every day incidentals of life.
    ***Body undergoes physiological changes to cope with stress***

         Physical Reactions to Stage 1 Stress:
   Heart beats stronger.
   Blood rushes to muscles.
   Blood sugar rises.
   Fats are released into blood stream for energy.
   Chemicals are released to help blood clot faster.
   Alert
   Strong
   Focused
   Memory building begins

If you stay in stage 1 for an extended period of time you will shift into stage 2 or 3.

    Hypothalamus will release chemicals based on emotional
                       state or attitude.
   Chemicals carry a photocopy of our memories and our
   The first chemical that is released from hypothalamus is
   In small quantities CRH is good and will aid in building
    memory . Dendrites will grow on the nerve cells (magic
    trees) of the mind (stage 1 stress).
   In this state of alertness the CRH will then drop down into
    the pituitary gland to release ACTH.
   In stage 1 both CRH and ACTH are good for the body but
    become dangerous in excess levels.
            “Fight or Flight” Hormones
ACTH will release into the adrenal glands which sit on the kidneys.
Adrenal glands will release two “fight or flight” hormones, cortisol and
 Cortisol has positive effects in small quantities to also aid in building
 Adrenaline helps you stay alert.
 These two hormones will then flow back up to pituitary gland-
   signaling that everything is ok ( building memory and alertness are
   there) and to stop releasing the hormones. It’s a feedback loop.

  Stage 1: short burst of chemicals/hormones over short period of time.

 Stage 2: Internal stressor- Toxic thought
When you shift from an emotional state of alertness to a state of anxiety:

   CRH changes it formula and becomes a chemical of “negative expectation”.
   The excess of CRH will then trigger an excess of ACTH.
   In large quantities the ACTH is called a fear hormone and will then trigger the
    hypothalamus to release an excess of the CRH.
   This trigger effect causes the body to experience an overload of chemicals.
   CRH will override cortisol and adrenaline hormones. ACTH from the
    pituitary will release in larger quantities overriding the cortisol and adrenaline
    hormones. Chaotic flow of chemicals.
   You can stay in this stage for 10,20,30 years. Over time you begin to shift into
    this high chemical stage (stage 2) too quickly. Eventually it becomes too
    difficult to control.
   As a result of the high quantities of chemicals, your body develops aches/pains
    and other symptoms. Chemicals start attacking organs, colitis, heart disease,

        Stage 2: Acute Long-Term Stress
Develop acute long –term stress. Body does not stop pumping
CRH, ACTH, cortisol and adrenaline. Feedback loops are
disrupted. Cycle is off balance.

   More CRH- Negative expectations. Hormone secreted for
   More ACTH- Fear hormone. Hormone secreted from pituitary
   More Cortisol and Adrenalin are released from Adrenal gland.
   CRH-ACTH loop keeps pumping.

       Physical Reactions to Stage 2 Stress:

   Thinking and memory-foggy
   Lack of creativity
   Tense
   Sick
   Anxious
   Depressed
   Overwhelmed
   Out of control
   Want to give up

          Effects on the Heart

From the overload of chemicals you can’t hear
your heart because the chemicals block the
ANF (balance hormone) that is secreted to
calm your heart down so you can make good

    Cortisol is referred to as the “stress hormone”. It is secreted in higher
    levels during the body’s “fight or flight” response to stress, and it is
    responsible for several stress-related changes in the body.

   Cortical when released into the brain causes the dendrites to retract.
    Once the cortisol levels drop down the dendrites will extend back to
    normal. (stage 1)
   Burst of cortisol is ok but large quantities are destructive.
   Excessive amounts of cortisol will cauterize and break off your
    dendrites (branches). The result is broken memory on your dendrites.
    i.e. Panic attack cause you to blank out. (stage 2 or 3)

       **Constant daily stress puts your body into a state of illness.**

           Stage 3: Exhaustion

 Stress system never stops reacting.
 Organs don’t relax.

 Organs and system breakdown.

 Tissue damage occurs.

 Changes occur at cellular level.

                      Cell Receptors
Chemicals carry a photocopy of your memories and

   Chemicals flow over your cells.
   Cells have receptors. Receptors are chemical specific.
    Metabolism happens, Cellular function.
   In stress stage the cell receptors corrode so a cancer cell or
    virus will drop in.
   When you are under stress the immune system is vulnerable.
    Cell receptors are open to everything.
   You can heal the cell receptors by changing your thought life.

        Physical Reactions to Stage 3 Stress:
   All organs are on heightened alert for too long and become
   Adrenal cortex becomes enlarged.
   Spleen, lymph nodes, thymus and immune system shrink.
   Entire system becomes depleted.
   Blood pressure increases.
   Memory and mental functions decrease.
   Very ill.
   Feeling of loss of control, failure, trapped, self-doubt.
   Over time the mind simply burns out- emotional black hole.
   Even death.

        Mind and Body Connection

 What you think affects your whole body.
 Long term effects of stress will cause
  chemicals to flow in a sequence of “targeted”
  attack on the body.
 The area of your body that is predisposed to a
  genetic weakness will be affected most.

                     Sequence of Target
1. Cardiovascular: angina: heart attack: high blood pressure, stroke,aneursyms.
   Heart pumps blood. The life is in the blood.
2. Defense system/Immune system disorders: Diabetes, cancer,
   asthma, allergies, asthma, neurodermatitus, crohn’s disease.
3. Brain: depression, phobias, panic attacks, fatigue, lethargy, exhaustion,
   insomnia, lack of peace, fogged thinking, poor memory.
4. Digestive System: constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, cramping,
5. Fertility problems
6. Affect growth of children. Reduce growth hormone.
7. Muscular tension: neck, throat, back
8. Arthritis
9. Common cold

              Proverbs 23 (KJV)

   Verse 7-“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is

   Verse 12- “Apply your heart to instruction, and
    your ears to words of knowledge”.


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