There are 2 foundational emotions that most all the other emotions stem from… Love and Fear. From love comes joy, gratitude, happiness and many others. From fear comes anger, resentment, hoarding and many others. Being human means that we will experience emotions from both love and fear and the goal is to not get stuck in any one of them.
But many people can get stuck in the fear state and when this happens there are many biochemical reactions that take place that range from from stressing your adrenal glands, imbalancing your neurotransmitters and hormones, and inhibiting your gut to heal. Fear promotes the production of adrenaline in the body is puts us in a flight and fight mode.. One of the biggest side effects that I want to talk about here is the depletion of serotonin. Serotonin is the main calming neurotransmitter. It makes us feel good, calm, and peaceful. When we have enough serotonin then we can open our hearts and open our ears and really hear what others are saying. We can love easier. When serotonin is low then we close our ears and our hearts. We tend to feel overwhelmed and hypersensitive to sounds and any nuisances. We can’t deal with life and we just want to be by ourselves and quiet.
The action here can be easier than we think. Belly breathing stimulates the body to calm and heal. And taking 5 HTP (30-100 mg) can give you the building blocks that are needed for your body to make more serotonin. You can find 5-HTP in Serotrex or in Peace Assist (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
Taking magnesium in the form of Magnesium Threonate gives your body the main cofactor it needs to help break down adrenaline. You can find this form of magnesium in BrainMag.
To better understand the role of neurotransmitters please read ‘Great Sleep simplified’ or watch our video with Dr. Chelsea ‘Sleep, Stress, and Anxiety.’