This is probably one of the most important parts of your brain as it is the ‘command center’ for producing hormones. It controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, your circadian rhythym, fatigue, and behaviors related to emotions and attachment.

This ‘control center’ works with your pituitary gland and your adrenal axis which is also known as the Hypothalmic Pitutary Adrenal Axis or HPA. It is a part of your nervous system and its main general function is through regulating balance or homeostasis within the body. There have been numerous studies that suggest that aging is controlled by the hypothalmus.

So what helps to keep a well lubricated and healthy hypothalamus?

Healthy Fats which help produce cholesterol which is a very important part of creating hormones.

Stress reduction and restful sleep assist in keeping cortisol levels down which keeps your hypothalamus in a healthy state.

Certain essential oils such as frankincense and myrrh oil have anti inflammatory properties that assist the body and aid to strengthen the Hypothalamus.

Regular exercise and increased chromium which helps keep the hypothalamus young, the neurons in the brain lubricated, and a more regulated appetite.

“The hypothalmus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalmus controls the ‘Four F’s’: fighting, fleeing, feeding, and mating.” -Marvin Dunnette


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