What is the GISR you hear me talking about?
The ratio of DHEA to cortisol that you release during stress is the growth index of your stress response. A higher GISR — meaning more DHEA to cortisol — is associated with thriving under pressure. When most people fall apart, you feel energised to keep going.
Understanding your TWO stress sensors.
Stress Pathway #1 depends on how you frame the feelings associated with stress. Mindset is stress pathway #1 and can go in either direction below.
- Fear, anxiety or aggression; fostering negative emotion. More cortisol, less testosterone, DHEA, NGF and BDNF. Loss of trophic support and negative emotional strengthening.
- Excitement, feeling energised, and that your body is preparing you to meet this challenge; fostering positive emotion. Optimised cortisol, testosterone, DHEA, NGF and BDNF. Gaining trophic support and positive emotional strengthening on autopilot.
Stress Pathway #2 depends on how CLEAN and clear this stress pathway is. Why is that important?
Because stress pathway #2 will trigger more cortisol, less testosterone, DHEA, NGF and BDNF without you even thinking a thought. Loss of trophic support and negative emotional strengthening follow. It's slowing you down, lowering your mood and energy. Stress pathway #2 handicaps you.
Right now you may have no control over pathway #2 because, for most people, it's hidden. It's quietly slowing you down.
I've got you covered in the master class. I will reveal what the hard-working scientist have uncovered so you can keep the stress pathway #2 clean and optimised.