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
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...
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
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
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
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,