Angela is with Marek Doyle who specialises in personalised nutrition. He provides answers that are backed by data and talks with Angela about how he assesses test results to determine where an individual is on their journey and what imbalances are the limiting factors for wellbeing.
As an individual who himself suffered from metabolic issues over a number of years, Marek has used his own experiences and extensive research to build a comprehensive understanding of human metabolism. He discusses the small indicators and compensations that we make, adjusting to a new ‘norm’ when we should be paying attention and taking action.
When measuring heart rate variability, preliminary research indicates, if the number is 35 or below then you are potentially too sympathetically engaged and may run into problems with your immune system being downgraded along with other metabolic responses in the body.
There are multiple ways your sympathetic nervous system will be activated.
The limbic system is waiting for sensory input that may be important information that requires an immediate response from the body.
Inflammation activates certain parts of the brain and is characterised by its potential to drive excess glutamate signalling.
Glutamate is an important neurotransmitter which switches the brain on but excess levels result in too much signalling to the brain.
There are a range of common possibilities that need to be considered when helping an individual with their sympathetic activation.
The question to be answered for every individual is – ‘what is the rate-limiting factor for them?’
You can’t take supplements or eat your way out of fatigue because it’s a sensation.
You need to look at what you can do so that your central nervous system doesn’t produce the sensation.
Ultimately it’s important to pay attention to the small indicators from your body and make the right changes.
‘Our bodies are consistently communicating with us about pain and fatigue’
‘You can begin by looking at what your own patterns are through journaling’
‘Getting enough oxygen, having an anti-inflammatory diet and having good sleep hygiene are important’
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ABOUT THE HOST
Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.
After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:
To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.
Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.
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