If I have learned anything over the last 10 months of writing this weekly newsletter, it has been that anything...I mean ANYTHING...can spark a potential newsletter topic.  All it takes is the slightest hint of a potential subject, and the gears just start turning in my head.  Over the weekend, several such topics caused the wheels to start spinnin'...

 

Each week, my intent is to tie whatever the chosen topic may be into what I do, or more specifically tie the topic into how important the nervous system is...how vitally important it is...to health, healing, and life in general.  One of the great joys in life, and one of our purposes during on our time on this Earth, is to reproduce.  Unfortunately, this natural task is not quite as easy for some as it is for others.  Over the years, a profession has sprung up to address men and women who may find difficulty in reproduction: fertility specialists.  Much like many of the specialists that this country now employs, fertility specialists look outward for the solution to the problem.  And much like many of the specialists that this country now employs, the fertility specialists SHOULD be looking inward for the solution to the problem. 

 

Now, it would take several weeks worth of "Well-Beings" to fully dissect the potential issues of pregnancy.  To break each one down would take a long time, but the key is that the end result, the answer, the solution from within would be the exact same every time.  So, I will offer an example, provide the simple solution, and (if we may agree) use said example as the model for which you can apply any of the other potentials you can think of.  In the end, I'd like you to FORWARD THIS EMAIL to any people you know that may be wasting time, money, and emotions by trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  Disclaimer - this is not designed to disrespect what fertility specialists do, as they have been able to help a lot of unhappy couples turn their frowns upside down.  This is merely me pointing out that there is a much simpler way to reach the same result.

 

Progesterone, in the reproductive world, is known as the great organizer.  This hormone is first responsible for preparing a female to be able to nourish a fertilized egg during the latter half of the menstrual cycle by stimulating the secretion (or release of) several proteins.  Before moving forward with the background information, it must be noted that without the proper level of progesterone, the release of these proteins cannot occur efficiently (or sufficiently).  This is one way in which progesterone can be problematic to couples trying to add a new member to the family.  Progesterone is the catalyst for a vital step in the reproductive cycle.  Without it, the woman cannot accept the egg...and the menstrual cycle continues...

 

In the event that the egg is implanted and the reproductive process moves forward, progesterone doesn't get a rest...it only becomes more important.  Again, it is the great organizer.  So not to confuse anyone who may be wondering about estrogen.  Yes, it is important, but it's function is mainly in nutrition and growth of the developing fetus.  Progesterone's job is to make sure everything is in order, so that estrogen may then help grow a normal fetus.  Anyhow, among other vitally important functions, progesterone lowers the mom's immune response so that her natural defenses don't recognize the baby as a foreign intruder that needs to be eliminated.  Additionally, progesterone relaxes mom's uterine muscles to make room for the baby.  Again, a lot more to it, but needless to say it is really important...

 

Produced in the adrenal glands and ovaries (primarily) and also in the placenta (during pregnancy), progesterone deficiency (a lack of it) is one of the potential issues in pregnancy. 

 

In the past, I've written countless times of a basic flow chart by which any condition imaginable can be linked...and that by identifying where in the flow chart the condition is produced, we could address the issue.  Let's re-visit that flow chart...

 

Brain Nerve Gland/Organ Hormones/Proteins/Cells

 

What that means is that every bodily process occurs by the brain telling the nervous system (thru the brainstem and then on to one of the nerves), which relays the message to the gland/organ, eventually making cells. 

 

So, where does a progesterone deficiency fall in this flow chart? 

 

Progesterone is produced by glands/organs.  The adrenal gland and ovaries are organs in the body.  Therefore, a progesterone deficiency is caused by those glands/organs not producing the proper amount of the hormone.  Is that the organ's fault?  Revisit the flow chart.  What tells the organ/gland to make progesterone?  The NERVES do...

 

Just as a recap, let's recall that the brain is programmed to send the right message at the right time.  Like a giant super computer, the brain holds all the information needed for the body.  The issues lay within the brain's ability to send that information. 

 

Going back to the flow chart...we know that the brain knows how much progesterone is needed for pregnancy to occur.  So, if there is a progesterone deficiency, the cause is in that the nerve is not telling the adrenals and ovaries to produce the proper amount.  And now we reach that vitally important question: WHY?

 

Nerves can be interfered with at the brainstem level.  Over a trillion nerve fibers are tightly coiled together in a structure that sits within a space no larger than an inch and a half.  Recall that the brainstem projects thru an opening at the base of the skull and into the ring of the top bone in the spine (the atlas). 

 

I want to create a visual for you.  Let's say that we have two bottles of water.  If we were to align those bottles so that their openings fit perfectly together, we could (disregarding the obvious need for a seal) turn the joined bottles every which way and no water would leak.  If we were to, though, misalign the openings ever so slightly, water would leak...

 

The opening at the base of the skull and the ring of the atlas must align perfectly to avoid nervous system interference.  If they misalign ever so slightly, the nervous system interference causes a disruption, or a leakage if you will, of the vital information flowing through our bodies from our brains. 

 

It's as simple as that...

 

Restore integrity of the brain's ability to tell the adrenals and ovaries how much progesterone to make, and the proper amount of progesterone will be provided. 

 

Wishing you well-being and abundance,

 

Chad