Things that Make you Puffy (water weight)

Things that Make you Puffy (water weight)

Things that Make you Puffy (water weight)

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so you’ve been eating super clean you’re following your diet the exact way that you’re supposed to but you feel like you’re holding a bunch of water you’re retaining water you feel puffy in fact you feel more puffy now than you did when you were eating sloppy well there could be a correlation with your stress you see stress does cause you to retain water and honestly it’s something that I used to battle with I’d be like okay my diet is on point why am I feeling like I’m puffier in my face I feel like you feel like you’re gaining fat in reality it’s water and you have to look at your other factors in life if you’re stressed out you might not be gaining fat but you could very well be holding water it’s like why when you travel you hold water so go through the whole process of why this occurs and then I’ll give you some solutions towards the end of this video that can help you get over this little puffy hump if we want to call it that we got new videos coming out almost every single day 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your own good alright let’s go ahead and talk about what’s happening inside your body when you get stressed out as far as water retention goes so first off when you get stressed out your hypothalamus releases something known as a corticotropin-releasing hormone this corticotropin-releasing hormone then acts upon the pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone now just like the name implies adrenocorticotropic the adrenocorticotropic hormone acts upon the adrenals to stimulate glucocorticoid production glucocorticoids are gonna be things like cortisol and we’re gonna talk about some of the catecholamines like adrenaline epinephrine you name it now that’s not the end of it it doesn’t stop there you see when we’re stressed out and cortisol releases we also have a release of what’s called dosterone now it’s the job of aldosterone to regulate sodium and potassium balance within the body but when our aldosterone levels go high it causes our body to excrete potassium and retain sodium so when aldosterone is high because cortisol is high we hold on to sodium which therefore it causes us to hold on to water but it goes a lot deeper than that because we’re losing the potassium it gets a lot harder for us to be able to find our mineral balance again stress for some reason causes this sodium retention to occur but it doesn’t stop there there’s something known as the ADH or antidiuretic hormone or vasopressin okay ADH does a similar thing to aldosterone except it works upon water specifically you see our kidneys are interesting you would think that our kidneys are permeable to water right because water flows into them and then flows out but they’re actually not especially when it comes down to reabsorption so ADH this antidiuretic hormone is responsible for the kidneys releasing water back into the system what it does is it makes a specific part of the kidneys water permeable so what happens is when ADH is high the kidneys are now allowed to let water reabsorb back into our body rather than force it to the bladder to be excreted so ADH makes it so we hold water specifically whereas aldosterone makes it so we hold sodium but along with sodium also comes water so when the two of them are working together it’s a huge problem because not only are we retaining sodium but we’re also retaining water and the kidneys aren’t forcing the expelling of that water because again ADH is making us hold on to it so without this fluid balance we’re in a world of hurt and that can make us more stressed out and cause more cortisol and what have we learned about cortisol along with a cortisol release comes in aldosterone release but now we’re finding that along with an aldosterone release generally comes an ad h or vasopressin release oh man like we’re totally it’s like just screwed here right then there’s a study that was published in the neuroscience and bio behavioral review Journal that found that there absolutely is a link between stress and angiotensin aldosterone pathway okay so what that means again is there was a solid link when someone is stressed out they had that angiotensin pathway that releases aldosterone that makes us retain water okay but then there’s another study so the British Journal Plastic Surgery found that when we had an increase in cortisol we did actually have an increase in ADH so a direct link now this study was done on burn patients so it’s interesting they looked at burn patients they knew their cortisol levels were going to be high but they wanted to see was there an increase when cortisol went up along with ADH and sure enough there was so we now know that stress is what’s making you puffy you’re fasting you’re doing keto you’re doing everything right but then all of a sudden you’re holding on to water and it’s a bummer well what can you do okay first thing when it comes to diuretics it’s okay to use them but I recommend you using like dandelion root over other types of diuretics okay over-the-counter diuretics can be pretty brutal dandelion root the nice thing about it it’s already three times higher in potassium than any other like botanical diuretics so you’re already replacing the potassium it’s important to know with the diuretic that you have to have that potassium or you have to at least be potassium sparing a lot of pharmaceutical diuretics are not potassium sparing like lasix for example when you take lasix you’re dropping water sodium and potassium causing you to really go into some cramps like if you were to overdose on lasix you could cramp your heart dangerous stuff whereas dandelion root is a diuretic that replaces potassium at the same time as working upon aldosterone so it ends up working in a nice way the other thing we have to look out at the end line it’s also an anti-inflammatory so reducing tumor necrosis factor 1 alpha reducing interleukin 6 which is going to help you with that water retention at a different cellular level ok the next thing we have to look at is hibiscus or Roselle tea ok hibiscus tea and result tea how powerful effects on working upon the ADH specifically so it acts upon specific vascular relaxation so it opens up the blood vessels so blood and water can get to where it needs to go a little bit easier so your body doesn’t have to hold on to it as much let’s also increase your in production by 48 percent so if you’re retaining a lot of sodium you do need to increase your urine output so that you can replace the right minerals so whenever you do take a diuretic or drink some kind of diuretic tea it’s important that you replace the minerals that you are losing all you’re trying to do is kick start the process of the kidneys expelling water your not trying to just get rid of water and then leave it otherwise you’re gonna end up in a complete weird fluid balance it’s gonna trigger more cortisol so whatever you excrete you replace okay you’re just trying to lose the water you’re not trying to lose the minerals lose the water bring the minerals back and your body will get back to homeostasis it’s very important lastly is a little bit of caffeine don’t be afraid of caffeine okay caffeine has a direct effect on ADH okay on the antidiuretic hormone so a little bit of caffeine up to like 80 to 100 milligrams used as a diuretic is usually pretty strong usually in most over-the-counter meds you’re gonna find things like caffeine anhydrous and like 200 to 300 milligram I don’t even think you need that much and again caffeine is kind of the last choice on this the hibiscus Roselle tea and the dandelion root usually one or the other is exactly what you need in conjunction with magnesium sodium and potassium coming in at just a modest level just take a little bit 99 milligrams potassium something like that a couple hundred milligrams of magnesium and a little bit of salt like Redmond real salt or pink Himalayan salt so hopefully this gets you through this little puffy hump that we have to get through as always keep it locked in here in my channel and I’ll see you in the next video

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Stress & Water Retention

Long-term stress can increase the hormone cortisol, which directly influences fluid retention and water weight

This may occur because stress stimulates cortisol, which, in turn, can cause the release of aldosterone – not only that, but it can also increase ADH

A review published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews that looked at the relationship between aldosterone and stress concluded that stress does activate the rennin–angiotensin–aldosterone system

Not only that, but stress reduction studies have resulted in decreases in aldosterone

Additionally, a study published in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery looked at, among other things, the relationship between cortisol and AVP (ADH) in burn patients

Obviously, burn patients had increased levels of cortisol, and researchers found this to be positively correlated with increased levels of ADH

**The exact pathway of how ADH is released is not currently known, but it’s believed that stressful stimuli activate AVP release via parvocellular neurons (part of the hypothalamus) in the paraventricular nucleus, and osmolar stimuli through magnocellular neurons in the supraoptic nucleus** — these areas are part of the hypothalamus

Hibiscus/Roselle Tea

Roselle tea is an age-old natural remedy for hypertension or high blood pressure. This species of hibiscus contains polyphenols that act as blood pressure-lowering drugs, ACE inhibitors

Roselle also contains quercetin, a flavonoid that contributes to vascular relaxation. It also increased urine production by 48% in a study done on kidney tissue
delphinidin-3-O-sambubioside, 11.5 mg/g cyanidin-3-O-sambubioside, 11.5 mg/g quercetin which have been found to actually control aldosterone activity

A study from the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that hibiscus tea increased urine production by 48% in a study done on kidney tissue


Technically speaking, caffeine in coffee is a natural diuretic that binds to adenosine receptors – this effect prevents the kidneys from taking up sodium and enhances water and sodium elimination

Renal renal reabsorption requires functional adenosine A1 receptors, which caffeine locks onto – via this effect, caffeine can decrease salt and water reabsorption in distal nephron segments, thereby altering ADH secretion

*Adenosine receptors are expressed along the entire nephron*

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