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ag5zfnJlc291cmNlLXFuYXITCxIGQW5zd2VyGICAgICk14cKDA Nervous System Question: What is Sympathetic Dominance Answer: #Sympathetic Nervous System “Fight or flight” or “Type A’s” There are 3 basic #SNS Dominant subtypes: Basic, Extreme, & Inefficient SNS Dominant types. The following is a summary of the average SNS Dominant types. Personality traits vary widely in this group depending on whether they are more analytical vs. emotional. For instance, more emotionally based SNS Dominants are likely to be more volatile and “nervous” whereas the more analytical type does not. 
 
 The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activates the glands and organs that defend the body against attack, whether it is running from a saber toothed tiger or you are struggling with a dreadful job and difficult boss. It is called the fight or flight system and once activated, it directs more blood to the muscles, #adrenals and the brain yet away from the digestive organs and skin. The adrenals pump out #epinephrine while the sympathetic nerve endings throughout the body release #norepinephrine . This system is #catabolic , which simply means that energy is used to prepare for defense, rather than for nourishment, healing, or waste removal. #Sympathetic activity triggers the thyroid and adrenal glands to provide extra energy for fighting or running away. The heart rate and blood pressure also increase, just as the blood flow to the digestive system and kidneys decreases. This process is largely due to the intensified release of stimulating chemicals, known as #neurotransmitters #epinephrine and #norepinephrine . While this activity is critical for survival, those who have chronic activation of the SNS often develop #anxiety, #insomnia , heart racing or disease (heart failure), and adrenal #fatigue . They also have “goose bumps” more frequently than other types and tend to do best in warmer weather. 
 
A Sympathetic Dominant Nervous System often leads to significant gastro-intestinal issues due to the poor #digestion of meats and fats. These folks often feel as though food "sits like a rock in my gut". Due to the rising levels of Norepinephrine (the body’s flight or fight neurotransmitter), digestion shuts down to reserve precious resources for survival. Chronic activation can lead many to feel agitated, jittery, wired, & restless as well as prone to sleep disturbances and anxiety. They may also experience the vicious cycle of the “Wired but tired” sensation when eating an inappropriate diet or taking the wrong supplements, which in their case, is filled with sweets and other junk foods or heavy proteins. When a dysfunctional sympathetic nervous system reigns supreme, one may experience anxiety, stress, or feelings of panic, which should normally only occur in response to a perceived threat. Subsequently, they may overreact to even the mildest of daily troubles. 
 
These individuals often start out thin and active yet poor diets—usually filled with sweets and starchy carbs often lead to later weight gain. When busy or stressed, they frequently forget to eat regularly, if at all. They are often pale, do not tolerate cold weather and tend to have colder hands & feet. Such individuals are often impatient and easily frustrated or angered, yet it appears to quickly pass. They often make for volatile partners and bosses, in that they frequently explode; yet minutes later have already moved on. They are also frequently viewed as “intense,” “aloof,” or “bold,” and have a tendency of “sticking their foot in their mouths” by being too aggressive or forward. Nevertheless, #genetic & environmental factors influence this area considerably. 
They are also very driven, ambitious, and motivated people who may excel in academics or in high energy vocations that require multi tasking and social interaction. Many also enjoy a stimulating debate or confrontation (attorneys, politicians, generals). When healthy, these folks are often the motivated, high energy leaders, or the “movers & shakers” within a community. They are typically very active and prefer to exercise. 
 Finally, SNS Dominants are most likely to develop solid tumor #cancers of the breast, cervix, ovary, lung, prostate, colon, pancreas, and liver, to name a few. Food priorities: It is generally helpful to evaluate the foods you crave and how you tolerate each newly introduced food. For instance, after eating meat do you feel better and clearer headed or are you more anxious & #depressed ? If having a lot of digestive issues, you may want to try mostly cooked foods, at least to some degree, in order to reduce the strain on your digestive system. Therefore, it is important to consider whether or not you tolerate raw vs. cooked foods. These tend to be the natural vegetarians who thrive on vegetables, fruits, and whole grain carbohydrates with some proteins, such as yogurt and eggs. Unfortunately, many fall into the typical “sweet tooth” category, consuming candy and junk food for quick bouts of energy. While they may seem to get away with this in the earlier years, it eventually creeps up in the form of weight gain, high blood pressure, #diabetes , and #cancer . 
 
For those with concerns regarding #sulfur , while foods such as #broccoli & #cauliflower contain a fair amount of sulfur, you would not be adding in such high doses throughout the day that it would cause harm. Generally, the benefits of increasing Phase 1 to Phase 2 #liver detox with cruciferous veggies outweighs any other issues (even #phenols ), particularly with smaller yet regular portions. 
 
 While much of this is subject to where you reside as a SNS Dominant type, your diet should be about 60-80% fruits/veggies/whole grains and 20-40% protein for optimal health. It’s best to focus on eating the foods & drinking the juices for now rather than counting up grams of protein or carbs. Please consider the quality of the food you’re consuming so that organic, whole foods are the main focus. It is also important to consider that some very inefficient SNS Dominant types will react more to raw foods initially, due to very poor digestion. Nevertheless, if you feel agitated, irritable, jittery or exhausted after eating SNS Dominant based foods, and cooking them hasn’t seemed to help, you must reconsider your nervous system status. Depending on your health status and lifelong tendencies, you may be more of a Balanced or PNS Dominant type. 
Examples of the supplements you should NOT generally be taking when sympathetic dominant include: Zinc, selenium, Vit E, NADH, Vit A, phenylalanine, St. John’s Wort, calcium, choline, tyrosine, inositol, pantothenic acid, green tea ( #catechins ), & most forms of #B12, although oftentimes, lower doses of the more "active" BY12's may be required and tolerated, depending on the health and genetic requirements. This issue is certainly not absolute as there are almost always contradicting factors. There may be some supports that are required for other purposes, and when used in lower doses, may not be as stimulating. 
 #Excitotoxins ( #MSG #aspartame) and similar compounds such as #glutamine , glutamate, #aspartate , #glycine , etc., are often problematic yet unconsciously sought out due to their considerably stimulating effects. It is important to note that proteins, particularly those that are rich in saturated fats, will raise norepinephrine levels as well as providing additional natural glutamates. For this reason, health experts suggest a diet rich in fruits, veggies, & whole grains with only 20-40%% protein for those who are sympathetic dominants. 
 
SNS #Dominant #Diet Please see below dietary guide for #Sympathetic dominance (you may need to copy & paste this address into your URL). Keep in mind that the “Inefficient” types require much more cooked food due to very poor digestion. *Please note that if any of the PDF links do not work for you, please try to copy & paste them into your search browser or URL address window as they may work in this way. http://www.theperrymount.com/resources/Therapies/MetabolicYTyping/MTDietPlan1YA.pdf #Supplements http://resqua.com/100001600189727/what-is-sympathetic-dominance

#Sympathetic Nervous System “Fight or flight” or “Type A’s”
There are 3 basic #SNS Dominant subtypes: Basic, Extreme, & Inefficient SNS Dominant types. The following is a summary of the average SNS Dominant types.
Personality traits vary widely in this group depending on whether they are more analytical vs. emotional. For instance, more emotionally based SNS Dominants are likely to be more volatile and “nervous” whereas the more analytical type does not. 
 


The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activates the glands and organs that defend the body against attack, whether it is running from a saber toothed tiger or you are struggling with a dreadful job and difficult boss. It is called the fight or flight system and once activated, it directs more blood to the muscles, #adrenals and the brain yet away from the digestive organs and skin. The adrenals pump out #epinephrine while the sympathetic nerve endings throughout the body release #norepinephrine . This system is #catabolic , which simply means that energy is used to prepare for defense, rather than for nourishment, healing, or waste removal. #Sympathetic activity triggers the thyroid and adrenal glands to provide extra energy for fighting or running away. The heart rate and blood pressure also increase, just as the blood flow to the digestive system and kidneys decreases. This process is largely due to the intensified release of stimulating chemicals, known as #neurotransmitters #epinephrine and #norepinephrine . While this activity is critical for survival, those who have chronic activation of the SNS often develop #anxiety, #insomnia , heart racing or disease (heart failure), and adrenal #fatigue . They also have “goose bumps” more frequently than other types and tend to do best in warmer weather. 
 
A Sympathetic Dominant Nervous System often leads to significant gastro-intestinal issues due to the poor #digestion of meats and fats. These folks often feel as though food "sits like a rock in my gut". Due to the rising levels of Norepinephrine (the body’s flight or fight neurotransmitter), digestion shuts down to reserve precious resources for survival. Chronic activation can lead many to feel agitated, jittery, wired, & restless as well as prone to sleep disturbances and anxiety. They may also experience the vicious cycle of the “Wired but tired” sensation when eating an inappropriate diet or taking the wrong supplements, which in their case, is filled with sweets and other junk foods or heavy proteins. When a dysfunctional sympathetic nervous system reigns supreme, one may experience anxiety, stress, or feelings of panic, which should normally only occur in response to a perceived threat. Subsequently, they may overreact to even the mildest of daily troubles. 



These individuals often start out thin and active yet poor diets—usually filled with sweets and starchy carbs often lead to later weight gain. When busy or stressed, they frequently forget to eat regularly, if at all. They are often pale, do not tolerate cold weather and tend to have colder hands & feet. Such individuals are often impatient and easily frustrated or angered, yet it appears to quickly pass. They often make for volatile partners and bosses, in that they frequently explode; yet minutes later have already moved on. They are also frequently viewed as “intense,” “aloof,” or “bold,” and have a tendency of “sticking their foot in their mouths” by being too aggressive or forward. Nevertheless, #genetic & environmental factors influence this area considerably.


They are also very driven, ambitious, and motivated people who may excel in academics or in high energy vocations that require multi tasking and social interaction. Many also enjoy a stimulating debate or confrontation (attorneys, politicians, generals). When healthy, these folks are often the motivated, high energy leaders, or the “movers & shakers” within a community. They are typically very active and prefer to exercise. 
 Finally, SNS Dominants are most likely to develop solid tumor #cancers of the breast, cervix, ovary, lung, prostate, colon, pancreas, and liver, to name a few.

Food priorities:
It is generally helpful to evaluate the foods you crave and how you tolerate each newly introduced food. For instance, after eating meat do you feel better and clearer headed or are you more anxious & #depressed ? If having a lot of digestive issues, you may want to try mostly cooked foods, at least to some degree, in order to reduce the strain on your digestive system. Therefore, it is important to consider whether or not you tolerate raw vs. cooked foods. These tend to be the natural vegetarians who thrive on vegetables, fruits, and whole grain carbohydrates with some proteins, such as yogurt and eggs. Unfortunately, many fall into the typical “sweet tooth” category, consuming candy and junk food for quick bouts of energy.

While they may seem to get away with this in the earlier years, it eventually creeps up in the form of weight gain, high blood pressure, #diabetes , and #cancer . 
 
For those with concerns regarding #sulfur , while foods such as #broccoli & #cauliflower contain a fair amount of sulfur, you would not be adding in such high doses throughout the day that it would cause harm. Generally, the benefits of increasing Phase 1 to Phase 2 #liver detox with cruciferous veggies outweighs any other issues (even #phenols ), particularly with smaller yet regular portions. 
 


While much of this is subject to where you reside as a SNS Dominant type, your diet should be about 60-80% fruits/veggies/whole grains and 20-40% protein for optimal health. It’s best to focus on eating the foods & drinking the juices for now rather than counting up grams of protein or carbs. Please consider the quality of the food you’re consuming so that organic, whole foods are the main focus. It is also important to consider that some very inefficient SNS Dominant types will react more to raw foods initially, due to very poor digestion. Nevertheless, if you feel agitated, irritable, jittery or exhausted after eating SNS Dominant based foods, and cooking them hasn’t seemed to help, you must reconsider your nervous system status. Depending on your health status and lifelong tendencies, you may be more of a Balanced or PNS Dominant type.


Examples of the supplements you should NOT generally be taking when sympathetic dominant include: Zinc, selenium, Vit E, NADH, Vit A, phenylalanine, St. John’s Wort, calcium, choline, tyrosine, inositol, pantothenic acid, green tea ( #catechins ), & most forms of #B12, although oftentimes, lower doses of the more "active" BY12's may be required and tolerated, depending on the health and genetic requirements. This issue is certainly not absolute as there are almost always contradicting factors. There may be some supports that are required for other purposes, and when used in lower doses, may not be as stimulating. 
 #Excitotoxins ( #MSG #aspartame) and similar compounds such as #glutamine , glutamate, #aspartate , #glycine , etc., are often problematic yet unconsciously sought out due to their considerably stimulating effects. It is important to note that proteins, particularly those that are rich in saturated fats, will raise norepinephrine levels as well as providing additional natural glutamates. For this reason, health experts suggest a diet rich in fruits, veggies, & whole grains with only 20-40%% protein for those who are sympathetic dominants. 
 
SNS #Dominant #Diet Please see below dietary guide for #Sympathetic dominance (you may need to copy & paste this address into your URL). Keep in mind that the “Inefficient” types require much more cooked food due to very poor digestion.

*Please note that if any of the PDF links do not work for you, please try to copy & paste them into your search browser or URL address window as they may work in this way. http://www.theperrymount.co...
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