Psychological and physiological stress as a link to neurodegeneration.
Reduced memory and cognition, brain fatigue, and brain fog are symptoms that often reflect imbalances in the function of neurotransmitters in the brain. There are several possible causes:
- Prolonged psychological stress or
- Stress caused by insulin resistance, chronic pain, trauma, inflammation in the body due to pathological stressors, toxins, etc.
What happens in the body then? The body compensates by producing more cortisol to cope with stress and steals raw materials – the master hormone pregnenolone and receptors – from other hormones.
“Pregnenolone steal” is an expression in neuroscience that explains how stress leads to imbalances by producing more cortisol at the expense of sex hormones that are extremely important for the optimal function of neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, and GABA. These neurotransmitters protect the brain from degeneration, dementia, and other degenerative diseases and maintain mood and cognition (depression, bipolar disorder, brain fatigue, brain fog, etc.).
In many cases, this “theft” of master hormones and receptor theft is a fundamental cause of PMS, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, and chronic fatigue, as well as imbalances in the thyroid. It also leads to low levels of estrogen and progesterone in menopausal women and low testosterone in men, followed by cognitive decline. Another important cause is low levels of cholesterol, which are the raw material for all sex hormones. Brain researchers warn of accelerated cognitive decline and brain degeneration due to low cholesterol, which is often a consequence of intensive medication with cholesterol-lowering agents. Research shows that dementia patients have excessively low cholesterol levels.
During an examination with frequencies and bioresonance, we see deficiencies in essential substances and deviations in organ functions. Simultaneously, as the symptoms are clarified, we can find the sources of stress, and with a holistic strategy, we can start correcting this chain of imbalances. Each individual is unique and has different conditions, but by first eliminating sources of psychological and physiological stress and using natural measures and remedies such as amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and making changes, including eliminations in diet and habits, we can reduce inflammation and stress in the body and change brain chemistry. Although science has explored only a small part of the human brain, there is already scientific evidence and recommendations for preserving a healthy brain through natural measures.