Resetting Your Hypothalamus to Lose Weight
We know you can literally damage your brain with your diet. The most affected part is the hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus is the main hub for hormone regulation. It works closely with the adrenal glands and endocrine systems.
It is involved in
- Heart rate
- Thyroid function
- Body temperature
- Hunger & thirst
- Pituitary gland functions
As you can imagine, all of these things impact weight.
The hypothalamus is located just above the base of the skull. Its main job is to create balance. Homeostasis is what the body wants and needs. From electrolyte balance to fat storage, our bodies are constantly measuring and taking action to ensure everything is in balance. But when the hypothalamus is not working properly, the whole body can suffer.
It has a cascade effect on other processes that impact health. For instance, as its right hand man, when the hypothalamus is off, the pituitary gland is affected. The pituitary gland affects the thyroid, adrenal glands, and sex organs. This can cause a slowed metabolism, low energy, weight gain, and changes in sex drive, mood and more.
So, how does it get out of whack?
How the Hypothalamus is Damaged
MANY things can damage the hypothalamus or throw it off track. Auto-immune disorders, illness, genetics and even food can impact it.
Studies show repeated ingestion of sugar and fatty foods actually damages the hypothalamus which can lead to many issues related to metabolic syndrome and even diabetes.
This is because the hypothalamus needs nutrients to help it function correctly.
It also responds to certain foods like simple carbs with some pro-inflammatory chemicals that can damage pathways needed for it to communicate accurately.
Hunger hormones like ghrelin, insulin and leptin communicate with the hypothalamus so it can make changes in your body based on signaling. If you develop a tolerance for these hormones or your hypothalamus isn’t functioning correctly, you will eat too much, not feel satisfied, and can store excessive fat.
Additionally, if the hypothalamus is affected, the thyroid can be affected, too. The pituitary gland releases the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in response to levels of T3 and T4 in your blood. Then, the thyroid releases T3 and T4 to help fuel your metabolism and calories you burn daily. Not producing enough can slow down your metabolism.
So, with all these things that can impact your brain, what can you do if you think it’s not functioning correctly?
Talk to your doctor, first. Obviously they are the ones who can diagnose you.
If you want to keep your hypothalamus healthy you can do the following:
Supplement with Chromium Picolinate
Brain insulin activity can be increased with chromium picolinate. It can help improve insulin sensitivity of the hypothalamus which can lead to improved appetite control, metabolism and thermogenesis. It can also keep your brain youthful.
Drink Green Tea
Studies show green tea can mitigate the damage of a high-fat diet on the hypothalamus.
Reduce Saturated Fats
Studies show unsaturated fats can cause inflammation in the hypothalamus leading to obesity.
Eat Flax Seed
Studies show consuming flax seed oil or olive oil can help reverse inflammation in the hypothalamus.
Take Your Vitamins
B-1 especially is connected to brain health. Take a multi-vitamin to ensure you are getting enough of the right vitamins needed by so many processes in the body. A deficiency can have a ripple effect on other functions that can affect weight.
Take B vitamins. Vitamin B-complex supplements are effective in supporting cognitive function. These vitamins support not only nervous system function but also play a role in carbohydrate metabolism. Food sources of B-complex vitamins include chicken, fish, beef, pork, eggs and dairy.
Eat Healthy Fats
Fats play a key role in creating a healthy brain environment. They can be anti-inflammatory, support healthy levels of cholesterol and help carry out building of hormones and membranes.
Studies show exercise can contribute to a healthier hypothalamus and metabolic function. Get 30-60 minutes in a day to keep your body and
Stress is a killer. It can insidiously wreak havoc on so many functions in the body. One thing it can do is overload the body with cortisol as a response to stress. Cortisol impacts hormones and can cause fat gain.
Get enough sleep, meditate, take a break from stressful situations or people and focus on your health.
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