“Explanation of Why Restoring Your Hormonal Balance Is The Secret To Physical, Emotional & Sexual Health in the Aftermath Of the 2007 Southern CA Firestorm” by Dr. Michael Borkin, edited by Ralph Zuranski

The ratios of your sex and stress hormones contribute to your success or failure in dealing with life’s little difficulties, personal relationships and traumatic events. These hormones affect:

A. Physical strength
B. Athletic prowess
C. Immune system effectiveness
D. Tissue repair
E. Emotional stability
F. Intellectual ability
G. Sexual performance
H. Reproductive fertility or potency

Adrenaline and Cortisol Control Your Response To Stress

The adrenal glands produce over 40 hormones. They are our biochemical shock absorbers. Throughout history, adrenaline and cortisol, produced by the adrenals were crucial for human survival. These hormones controlled the “fight/flight response”.

Your “Fight/Flight” Response Kept Your Ancestors Alive

In dangerous situations, adrenaline provided the first burst of energy. Cortisol assisted in this initial phase then maintained the “fight/flight response”. The heart beat faster. The senses became more acute. Blood pressure increased. Blood surged to the brain, heart, lungs, legs and arms. Hands and feet became cold and clammy as the blood flooded the large muscles used for running and fighting. Individuals had to “run like hell” or “fight with every ounce of strength” just to survive attacks by dangerous animals and predatory humans. Many battled harsh environments, starvation and suffered from poor sanitation.

Your “Fight/Fight” Response May Cause Severe Health Problems

In the last 50 years life changed for the better—fewer wars, better food and availability, secure housing, steady employment and effective sanitation. Unfortunately, chronic stress has become our constant companion and hidden enemy. Family problems, job pressures, incessant noise, environmental pollution and radical changes in society, acts of terrorism, injuries, disease, accidents and financial crisis plague everyone. These events constantly stimulate the “fight/flight response”. Fighting others or running away is not often an acceptable option. The stimulation of the “fight/flight response” without an intense period of physical, emotional and intellectual activity creates major problems for you.

Constant Stress Is Bad News and May Kill You Prematurely

Scientists now realize constant stress causes your body to produce too much adrenaline and cortisol. This causes the adrenals to increase in size. A steady flood of adrenaline and cortisol results in a number of potentially dangerous and life-threatening problems:

A. The immune system stops working.
B. The reproductive system shuts down as the desire for sex disappears.
C. Growth and cellular repair functions cease to operate correctly.
D. Recovery time from illness is slowed.
E. The digestive system freezes up.
F. The large intestine becomes paralyzed.
G. The anal sphincter locks closed so wastes are trapped in the colon.
H. The body’s ability to control inflammation decreases.
I. Allergic reactions result in the swelling of the intestines.
J. Celiac Disease and Malabsorption Syndrome become possible.
K. Parasites viruses, bacteria, yeast and other harmful microorganisms begin to grow and flourish.
L. Increase calcium mobilization causing osteoporosis or loss of bone density.

Stress Without Relief Creates Many Unwanted Symptoms

If the stress level continues with no relief, the adrenals become exhausted. Cortisol levels become depleted. The body goes into a state of forced recuperation. It then begins to convert the sex hormones such as testosterone and progesterone into adrenaline and cortisol. When this occurs, the following undesirable symptoms appear:

A. Severe Depression
B. Fibromyalgia
C. Heart arrhythmia
D. Increased urine flow
E. Profuse sweating
F. Night sweats
G. Muscle spasms
H. Migraine headaches
I. Memory lapses
J. Stiff neck and shoulders
K. Asthma
L. Irritable bowel
M. Herpes outbreak
N. Psoriasis
O. Eczema
P. Lower back pain and syndrome
Q. Sciatica
R. Erectile dysfunction
S. Amenorrhea (No menstrual cycle)
T. Hot flashes
U. Hypertension
V. Skin blotching
W. Rashes
X. Acne
Y. Immune suppression

Long Term Stress Leads To Panic Attacks

If the stress level is not decreased, panic disorder and hypervigilance can occur. All the body’s reserves are directed toward immediate survival. The senses become over active and respond to even the slightest stimulus. The person becomes hypersensitive to everything going on around them. They literally “freak or space out”. The brain secretes natural pain killing drugs for the wrong reason. The panic disorder becomes a vicious cycle, debilitating the unfortunate victims.

The Greater the Stress, The Worse Hormone Problems Become

When the endocrine system becomes severely disrupted, the master gland, the hypothalamus does not function correctly. This leads to a psychological breakdown that can lead to crippling fear. This fear further stress the adrenals creating a terrible cycle of physical, emotional and psychological collapse.

When the Adrenals Fail, Other Organs Soon Follow

Your adrenals are usually the first hormone producing organs to fail. The pancreas is the next organ to suffer. Your insulin levels drop and your blood sugar levels crash. The thyroid is not far behind. The ability to convert sugar into energy goes down the drain. Soon your ovaries or testes malfunction. Sexual problems arise. The parathyroid, pineal, pituitary and finally the hypothalamus, the master gland, follow the adrenal’s lead. Even the thymus, that controls your immune system, is adversely affected. As each one fails, new troubling symptoms appear and worsen.

Hormonal Problems May Begin In the Womb

If a baby’s mother is under chronic stress and her adrenals are hyper-stimulated, the mother’s body will steal stress hormones from the baby in the womb. Progesterone, adrenaline and cortisol are redirected to supply the mother’s needs. The baby’s adrenals become abnormally enlarged. At birth, the mother may experience post-partum depression because her supply of stress hormones is dramatically cut. The baby’s adrenals will eventually decrease their output, but the pattern has been set. Every time the child comes under stress, the adrenals will balloon up. If the stress continues, as the child grows and matures, the sex hormones are stolen from the reproductive system by the adrenals. This causes menstrual and sexual problems.

Nutritional Supplementation and Dietary Changes Help You Achieve Optimal Results

There Are Certain Foods You Should Avoid To Get The Best Results To get optimal benefits, avoid the following foods and beverages:

A. Breads
B. Pasta
C. Cereal
D. Wheat, oat and rye grains
E. Corn
F. Cow’s milk and all dairy products including cheese, yogurt and iced cream
G. All sources of caffeine, including regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee, soft drinks, tea and chocolate
H. All refined sugar products
I. All sources of hydrogenated oil
J. Recreational drugs
K. Soda or tap water

Digestive Problems Can Put A Tremendous Amount Of Stress On The Adrenals

Hormonal disturbances parallel those of the digestive system. Significant stress can be the result of the body’s inability to digest food and absorb the nutrients. In almost all cases that do not respond to the Sabre Sciences System, problems with digestion and nutrient absorption are usually the culprit. A major contributor to poor digestion is gluten (wheat products) intolerance. Access the following web site to obtain information on symptoms and dietary recommendations: http://www.csaceliacs.org/infocenter.html.

How To Restore The Normal Function Of The Digestive System

The body is an integrated system. The hormonal system is dependent on all other systems, especially the digestive system. The first step to optimal health is to restore the integrity of the digestive tract. The following steps are designed to return the digestive tract to normal function by restoring the beneficial colonies of friendly bacteria.

A. PHASE 1: (14 days)
1. Use “Intensive Formula Human Strain Probiotics” (powder).
2. Divide the package in two equal amounts.
3. Add 4 ounces of water.
4. Shake vigorously.
5. Take 1/2 package 2 times daily, 5 minutes prior to the start of breakfast and dinner, for the first 2 weeks.
B. PHASE 2: (60 days)
1. Use “High Potency Human Strain Probiotics Formula” (capsules):
2. Take 1 Capsule by mouth 2 times daily before breakfast and dinner.
C. PHASE 3: (indefinite)
1. Use Maintenance “Human Strain Probiotics Formula” (capsules)
2. Take 1 capsule by mouth 2 times daily, before breakfast and dinner.

Good Digestion Often Requires You To Use Digestive Enzymes

You need effective digestion of your food for optimal health. As we get older, our ability to digest protein declines. The reason is that the ability to digest proteins decreases after age 22. After this time, eating the same amounts of proteins may overload the system. Digestive enzymes aid digestion. We recommend “Total Digest”, a dual phase digestive enzyme. This means it helps the digestive process in the both the stomach and the small intestine.

How To Use “Total Digest” To Improve Your Digestion

It is best to take digestive enzymes throughout the meal. If you are taking only one, take it mid meal. If you are taking more than one, separate the dose. Take one at the beginning, as well as, at the end of the meal. Weight Chart recommendations are:

A. 80-1401bs: one (1) tablet taken with each meal. One (1) tablet with a large snack.
B. 140-2001bs: two (2) tablets taken with each meal. One (1) tablet with a large snack.
C. Over 2001bs: two (2) to three (3) tablets taken with every meal.

Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs Supplementation Are Very Beneficial

Most People’s Diets Lack Many Of The Important Nutrients That Keep Our Bodies Strong And Healthy.
Supplementation is crucial. Vitamin and mineral supplements provide the necessary support for repair of vital tissues. Nutritional supplements benefit your entire body:

Water Water is used as a coolant to keep the temperature of the organs constant. It also works as a solvent to clean the cells of toxins and carry them out of the body. Water is very important especially for our program. Drink the minimum required amount Please note that tap water is unacceptable and that for the first 3 months only distilled water should be consumed. Mineral water and club soda are not permissible. Adding lemon or fruit juice to water is not permissible. It is very important to drink 2 to 3 ounces per lb of body weight.

1. Example: 100 1bs. body weight = 66 ounces of water per day.
2. Example: 150 1bs body weight = 99 ounces of water per day.