The following is an excerpt from an interview conducted with Dr. Tammy Tucker, a Board-certified family physician and author of the book and the program, Project Fabulous.
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interest in oxytocin.
A: I’ve been practicing Osteopathic Medicine for over 10 years, and I specialize in holistic health methods. This means that I take a ‘whole person’ approach to medicine. I believe that healing, like life, is a journey…not a destination. My belief in this holistic approach to medicine is why I’m so excited about oxytocin.
Q: What types of ailments do you see in your patients?
A: Wouldn’t you agree that we live in a pretty stressed out world right now? The challenge with stress is that the more we experience it oftentimes the less we do to reduce it. Pretty soon we can find ourselves in a pretty nasty pattern of not connecting with others, not having fun, isolation, and not enjoying intimacy. I see many patients whose complaints are oftentimes related to stress and specific hormone imbalances, such as oxytocin.
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Q: Why do you think oxytocin is so important?
A: Oxytocin can help us feel relief from such stress related symptoms and disorders as anxiety, loss of sleep, impotence, lack of sexual interest, depression and even autism. Research done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2011 confirmed that “oxytocin induces a general sense of well-being, including calm, improved social interactions, increased trust, and reduced fear.”
Q: How does stress affect our bodies?
A: When our bodies are under stress, a hormone called cortisol is produced. Cortisol causes our bodies to experience rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, shallow breathing, and hyper-alertness. As a naturally occurring hormone in the brain one of the primary roles of oxytocin is to help reduce stress. When we are under constant stress we are more prone to experiencing anxiety, depression, sleep problems, low sex drive, and difficulty in relationships. In fact, the Atlanta Center for the Study of Disease Control estimates that 80% of diseases and disorders are related to stress.
Q: Can we rely on our body’s production of oxytocin?
A: Unfortunately not always. The more stress you’re under, the less natural oxytocin you are likely to produce. That’s why I’ve been using the supplement Oxytocin Factor with many of my patients with excellent results. Not to be confused with oxycontin or prescription based oxytocin, Oxytocin Factor is a supplement that has been proven effective in helping to reduce many of the stress-related symptoms I’ve mentioned. It’s specifically engineered to provide a support to the brain’s natural production of oxytocin.
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