A biochemical symphony controls your body’s function. Hormones, neurotransmitters and immune factors act as biochemical messengers that sing to your DNA. If your hormones are in harmony, your DNA dances health.
These “hormones” control all of your body’s functioning—digestion, detoxification, growth, repair, sleep, sex drive, reproduction, stress response, metabolism, body composition, immunity, healing, cognition, learning and memory.
Neuro-immune-endocrinology—the Symphony of Hormones
I have been taking care of patients of all ages for nearly 30 years. While my conventional training focused on the treatment of the symptoms of disease, my intuition guided me to search for the underlying roots of dis-ease.
As a nurse practitioner practicing intuitive integrative medicine, I perceive the roots of dis-ease…biochemical, psychological, spiritual. Yet I believe healing is innate, encoded within our DNA.
Your Hypothalamus—the Maestro
When I left conventional medicine to practice Intuitive Integrative Medicine, I started to see the most challenging cases. That’s when I began to assess and focus my treatments on the symphony of hormones produced by the neurological, immune, and endocrine systems.
That’s when I discovered, rather rediscovered, the HYPOTHALAMUS.
The hypothalamus is a crucial organ in your brain that runs the entire neuro-immune-endocrine systems. And when the “hormones” produced by the neuro-immune-endocrine system are out of balance, the body malfunctions which we call dis-ease.
Although, we learn about the hypothalamus in premed anatomy and physiology classes, by the time we begin our health care practice, we forget the importance of this primitive brain structure. We just don’t appreciate the hypothalamus. We cannot measure the hormones the hypothalamus produces, so we don’t deal with it.
Yet the hypothalamus plays a vital role in the orchestration of the symphony of hormones. Hormones directly control the DNA and most dis-ease is a result of hormonal miscommunication.
When Hormones Sing, DNA Dances.
The hypothalamus orchestrates our entire system. Feed the hypothalamus and harmonize the symphony of hormones so the dance of the DNA expresses health and vitality.
What could I feed the body to tap into the genetic potential for health and wellbeing? After much research and soul searching, I surrendered and in my dreams a formula was revealed…
The first seven nights I awoke each morning from my dreams and wrote what I remembered—sets of seven amino acids. Each corresponding to the hypothalamic control of the endocrine glands. Seven times seven.
After following my intuition and paying close attention to my dreams. I began clinical studies. I believe what we intend becomes. So I mixed the plant based amino acids with the intention to heal the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body— Sacred Seven®.
Like any scientist, I was my own guinea pig…
I took the Sacred Seven® along with my patients in the first pilot study. But first I took myself off bio-identical hormone replacement therapy I had been using to treat runner’s amenorrhea. I also stopped all other supplementation.
Within two months, I had my first normal menstrual cycle in over 20 years. I also craved meat…which was disturbing since I had been a vegetarian for seven years. But I had decided to “listen” to my body like I instructed my patients…so I ate meat. And felt great! In fact, my mild anemia cleared up. Then I began craving orange vegetables—pumpkins, yams, butternut squash. So I ate them too and did not suffer from the winter blues. Interesting.
Granted I had put on five pounds, my overweight patients do not gain, but most lose the extra body fat. I apparently needed to gain…the same amount of weight I gained each time I conceived. In spite of my gynecologist’s warning that with such low body fat, I was probably infertile, my two children came to me in dreams (like Genesis Gold®), so I let my body take over AND it gained five pounds AND I conceived.
Not since my pregnancies had I been so attuned to my body. It was like my DNA was talking…loudly…telling me what to eat, when to rest, and how much to exercise. Sacred Seven® amino acids changed my life. I slept well for the first time…having suffered somnambulance—sleep walking nearly every night for 18 years was exhausting.
Yet I could no longer exercise. Now I usually instruct my patients on regular exercise. But I was fanatic. I only had 12% body fat, I had been running competitively since high school and had competed as a triathlete for seven years before conceiving Sacred Seven® and Genesis Gold®. Almost as soon as I began the Sacred Seven® amino acids, I could not even think about running without my Achilles tendon aching horribly. So I walked. I learned to dance. I rode my horse. And when my body said it was ok to run, I enjoyed the scenery for the first time ever.
Once I found an organic manufacturer for Genesis Gold®, I switched my alliance. I am better supported with the full formula, no more outrageous cravings to fill in my nutritional deficits. And I eat well. We grow most of our own fruits and vegetables and buy organic, but even I cannot gather all the nutrients necessary to support my body, mind, and soul in our modern world. So now with Genesis Gold®, I can eat anything I desire and I feel great.
Over the past thirteen years, I have maintained that crucial five pounds, no more, no less, without obsessive exercise. And I’m now going through menopause at 54, although my three younger sisters have been menopausal for the past eight years—a testament to how stress robs you of your hormonal competence without the hypothalamic support of Genesis Gold®.
So why do I still take Sacred Seven®? Because as a healer dealing with the Hormonally Challenged, I need extra hypothalamic and genetic support to maintain optimal health. Although Sacred Seven® is in Genesis Gold®, the extra amino acids also helps me maintain my creative energies…to help you, my patients, my colleagues and myself heal…body, mind and soul.
May Your DNA Dance Health!
Deborah Maragopoulos MN FNP-BC
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