Hormones, Emotions and the Heart
How do emotions affect your heart?
Are unresolved emotions affecting your health and your heart? Emotions drive our behaviour and motivate our success. Research from Germany shows how each emotion has a particular effect on the body that is designed to change human behaviour. Fear and anger take blood away from the brain and sends it to the legs and arms so you can run away. This puts a strain on the heart. Ager sits in the heart area and upward to the head and shoulders and neck area. Fear sits from the heart area downward to the stomach and bowel. Sadness secretes a hormone that makes you want to be passive and thus when triggered constantly can lead to depression and immune disorders. Sadness sits right across the chest area including the heart. So the heart is involved in all of our unresolved emotions. Hence clearing your limiting beliefs and negative emotions can improve your hear health immensely.
When I was studying Hormones many years ago I was in the Fitness industry and I was fascinated with the research Dr John Lee bought to the table about Hormones and our health. That was when the ‘Pill’ first came out and they were giving it to women who volunteered to take it for research. A lady where I was working was one of those people who volunteered. I immediately noticed the changes in her. She was angrier, put on lots of weight, grew more facial hair and the list goes on. I decided then it was not something I was going to use.
Dr John Lee also noticed these symptoms in his patience and realised that the pill was creating more problems that it was solving. His patience were putting on lots of weight, had higher blood pressure, became more stressed, more easily, had more heart concerns, had more auto immune problems, and were really not benefiting from this estrogen based pill. He realised that there were many other external sources for estrogens which negatively impacted on our estrogen balance like pesticides and chemicals and plastics etc, so giving women more estrogen did not make sense.
Dr John Lee realised we were working with the wrong hormone. He was criticised for changing his thinking to the hormone Progesterone. This hormone is known as the ‘Feel Good’ Hormone and should readily enter the body from day 12 to day 26. Progesterone was also known as ‘The Home for the Egg’ In that time a woman wanting to fall pregnant would have the correct hormone to provide a home for the egg.
His research was renown in changing the thinking of many. One doctor who took up his research was Dr Ray Peat from The University of Oregon. Dr Peat took Dr John Lee’s research and studied the hormone Progesterone around the benefits for the heart. What he noticed was astounding. He found that there were 47 receptors in the body for Progesterone including the Brain and the Heart. So if you did not feel good, you did not feel good all over.
Specifically for the heart though, he found that men suffered more fatal heart attacks than women before menopause. After menopause, women tended to catch up to the men with fatal heart attacks. So on researching this he noticed that if a woman, in particular had the hormone progesterone in her arterial walls, and was stressed enough to have a heart attack, the arterial walls would bounce of each other and so there was a much better chance for her to survive. If a woman had a heart attack and had little to no progesterone in her arterial walls, then the arterial walls would close and she would not be able to be revived. How interesting is that.
It was then that the progesterone cream pre-cursers were developed from natural products like sarsaparilla originally and later from wild yams and chaste tree. This became the saving grace for many women especially and many men as they grew older and became more moody. This hormone progesterone tends to calm down or balance out both Testosterone and Estrogen and gives us some sense of balance. Dr Ray Peat went on to use it for Thyroid health. I followed his research and was able to rub this cream on my thyroid for 3 months after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. My thyroid became normal again in the 3 months.
I could go on and on about the benefits of Progesterone because of bone density etc, but this article is specifically about Hormones and the heart. If minerals make hormones then imagine taking more minerals, and putting a little Progesterone pre-curser cream on the soft tissue areas of your body and being able to balance your heart and hormones. Great health does not have to be so complicated.