Endocrinal: TACFIT helps your biochemistry find homeostatic balance of the internal environment, by utilizing both hormonal pathways:
- Dopamine Pathway: Dopamine is your “memory and motor control hormone” – which gives you clarity, accuracy, coordination and the euphoria, confidence and wherewithal which accompany them. Dopamine depletion leads to moodiness, fogginess, depression, rage, apathy, boredom and fatigue.
- Serotonin Pathway: Serotonin is your “quality of life hormone” – which allows you to appreciate your family, feel gratified in your work and feel fulfilled in yourself. Serotonin depletion is associated with drug addiction, alcoholism, infidelity, divorce, abuse and suicide.
Excess stress down-regulates dopamine and serotonin production. Intense exercise releases dopamine, causing you to feel stable, controlled, lucid, confident and precise. Unfortunately, exercise stress added to occupational and life (financial, relational, parental) stress combines to ʻfatigueʼ dopamine production over time, so the intensity of your physical experience has to be higher and higher over time, in order to receive the same feeling of restored control.
TACFIT addresses this depletion by using a wave of exercise and recovery protocols. The exertionally-induced dopamine release gives you the opportunity to access the serotonin pathway through “progressive compensation.” These protocols allow you to restore quality of life through exercise.
But “you can’t get there from here.” Most Resilience Programs (cognitive therapy, yoga, tai chi, massage, etc.) fail on their own without tapping into the dopamine pathway, so that you restore motor control long enough in order to exhale and finally relax. If you’ve ever felt unable to sit still and calm down, you know precisely this feeling. If you’ve ever needed a highly-adrenalized activity to feel relaxed, and crashed again 2-3 days later, you know exactly this phenomenon.
Cortisol is the “stress hormone” and is used as a biomarker to determine the effectiveness of stress management strategies. Unfortunately, cortisol and DHEA (your “anti-aging hormone”) are made from the same building blocks, so if you’re always switched on with chronic stress, youʼre not producing DHEA in sufficient quantities. Youʼre suffering from potentially irreversible accelerated aging, as a result.
TACFIT reduces cortisol, by switching off the catecholamines (your fast release heart and blood pumping hormones), glucocorticoids (your slow-release stimulation hormones) and vasopressin (your anti-diuretic hormone). This gets you over to the quality sleep, nutrient absorption and bodily repair of serotonin (and acetylecholamine).