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The Hidden Dysfunctions in Your Body Holding You Back

The high-performance world only focuses on mindset strategies to help us achieve our goals and be our best selves. I think it's time that we changed that.

In order to be a high-performer, who is basically anyone that goes above and beyond, you need to also support your body. For a lot us, it's not our mind that's the's our body. If your body doesn't feel good, then it feels impossible for you to actually show up, persevere and push through the challenges that come up in the way of you achieving your goals.

When your body feels good, it gets a 100x easier to manage those challenging emotions and thoughts of self-doubt that can prevent you from taking important action. I know you've felt the difference in your performance on the days you slept well, ate good, and by good I mean healthy, and moved your body.

When it comes to your body, there are 7 main physiological dysfunctions that can show up that hold you back from being your best self. I'm going to go through them briefly below, if you want a more detailed description and signs of each specific root cause, CLICK HERE to download my e-book. Let's go through them!

Blood Sugar Dysregulation

Blood sugar dysregulation happens when your body can't maintain stable glucose levels, ultimately impacting your physical and mental performance. Insulin, the hormone essential for regulating blood sugar, is crucial for both physical health and optimal brain function. When insulin doesn't function like it normally does, because of insulin resistance, it can disrupt your brain chemistry. More specifically, it can affect your hormone dopamine which is critical for pleasure, motivation, and high performance.


Inflammation is the body’s response to perceived threats like infections or injuries. However, chronic inflammation can significantly impact high performers, leading to various health issues, including mood disorders. It can disrupt brain function by interfering with the production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and low mood, which can hinder peak performance.

Poor Gut Health

The gut-brain connection is crucial for high performers, as gut health significantly influences mental well-being. An imbalance in gut bacteria, known as dysbiosis, can lead to inflammation and disrupt the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA, which are essential for mood regulation and optimal cognitive function.

Poor Liver Health

For high performers, the liver is vital in detoxifying the body, regulating hormones, and storing essential nutrients. Poor liver health can lead to toxin accumulation and hormone imbalances, directly impacting mood and energy levels, ultimately hindering peak performance.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies can severely impact the brain function and mood of high performers. Essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and magnesium are crucial for producing neurotransmitters and maintaining optimal brain health, directly influencing cognitive performance and emotional well-being.

Hormonal Imbalance

For high performers, hormones are vital regulators of mood and overall well-being. Imbalances in hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormones, and cortisol can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and depression, directly affecting performance and mental clarity.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, and are essential for energy production. When mitochondrial function is compromised, it can lead to fatigue, brain fog, and mood disturbances, significantly impacting high performers' energy levels and cognitive clarity.

Whether you are already a high-performer, or are looking to step into your high-performer era, you want to do everything in your power to get into a state where you feel good. When our bodies feel good, they give us the capacity to be able to push ourselves at a high level.

For more details on each root cause, CLICK HERE to download e-book! Remember to also support your body with your mind. This is how you'll give yourself the capacity to achieve your big goals.


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