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What's all the Hype? The Hypothalamus, The Hypochondriac & The Hypotenuse

I read an interesting article the other day regarding a research study on how even moderate exercise can trigger cells in the Hypothalamus to produce a hormone (MOTS-c) that is encoded in cells' smaller mitochondrial genome (not in the larger nucleus of the gene), which aids in effective metabolic function.

Bright colored brain -

The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that regulates metabolism and other autonomic nervous system functions - processes that we don't have to think about our bodies doing - i.e. blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, sweating/cooling, the endocrine system and its regulation of the pituitary gland. The Hypothalamus lies just below the Thalamus.

The new discoveries give way to the possibility of developing a pharmaceutical that could provide benefit for frail and/or otherwise compromised individuals to not have to perform even moderate physical exercise to achieve the benefits found in the research study. Such a solution could aid in the lower-stress environment desired in the mitochondria for optimal hormonal functioning (mithohormesis), that can aid in overall longevity and health issues.


I struggled at the end of the article. Do we really need to throw more pills at health issues? Could there be more natural solutions? I wrestle with this as I, myself, fell very ill 2.5 years ago.

But then, nine Months ago, I did finally get some diagnoses, and yes, some RXs were introduced that have allowed me to get back to a 'new normal' (albeit a below pre-illness normal) level of functioning for me and my body.

For the relief I've received, I am grateful, so therefore I can't be too harsh on non-natural solutions. Park and I refer to our health approach as one of both Western and Eastern influences. We are both alive today due to Western practices. For all of us, striving for a healthy state of being each and every day is really a life-long journey ...

Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-23) CC-BY-4.0

In addition to RXs, I started acupuncture which also provided some relief. I personally would love to be a la natural and be completely off all RXs. This is why I am studying the brain and it's relation to nervous system functioning. Recall my Nov 22, 2020 blog about 'body budgeting', 7½ Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Barret Feldman, a leader in revolutionary research on psychology and neuroscience.

Acupuncture emoji - by Nina Garman (pixabay)

If you get queasy when it comes to "shots" - don't fear the needle! I don't feel the acupuncture needles at all. Interestingly, the equivalent of 10 acupuncture needles can fit into a single, standard Hypodermic needle. They are nearly hair-like.

By the time COVID lock-downs started last March, I was starting to feel like (and was accused of) being a total Hypochondriac!! I had so many issues manifesting inside my body, yet so many doctors telling me I was just fine. By June 2020, I was finally diagnosed. Ha ... I was NOT crazy.

Wikiman ill -

Hmmm ... if the Hypothalamus is below the Thalamus in the brain, and Hypodermic needles go under the skin, how is a Hypochondriac someone overly concerned about their health???

The anatomical terminology "Hypochondrium" refers to the two Hypochondriac regions in the the abdomen; the left hypochondrium and right hypochondrium. They are located below the thoracic cage (wikipedia).

It all started sinking in ... "Hypocondriasis" is the heightened state of fear of having or getting a serious disease - overly concerned about it - not a normal level of concern that is considered to be mentally healthy. In the ancient times, "Hypochondriasis" was synonymous with "Melancholia" (mela chloe = black bile)

Guilty as charged ... I WAS a Hypochondriac for sure for about 18 grueling months. Certainly I was overly concerned about what was going on within my body (and legitimately so) and I was also that sad term too ... and what it produced!

The term Hypochondriac is not to be confused with Münchhausen syndrome - a factitious disorder imposed on self - where someone tries to get attention and sympathy by falsifying, inducing, and/or exaggerating an illness. They lie about symptoms, sabotage medical tests and/or harm themselves to get the symptoms.


As I was so "under the weather" i.e. Hypometeorological (my made-up term :) I quit my day job.

Somehow my Hypothalamus function is, I guess, compromised? It certainly is not Resonant with how my body is supposed to be functioning, so I am now on a journey with a handful of autonomic nervous system issues.

Wizard of Oz characters - by Insomnia Cured Here (Flickr)

Like Dorothy on the quest in The Wizard of Oz with the Tin Man, The Lion and the Scarecrow and her trusty dog, Toto, all by her side ... none of them are broken, they are just striving to be the best they can be, but still whole nonetheless. (As the Wizard himself reminds them ) And, as the band America stated "Oz never did give nothing to the tin man that he didn't, didn't already have."

Park created A 432 Life back in 2016, based on the music tuning software he began developing in 2015. I joined forces with him, providing a Metaphysical twist. Our True A 432™ tunings (The spArxx Tonal Palettes™) are the "what" that was created via all of his Music, Math and Programming skills ... almost as if from a Divine Download after surviving kidney cancer. The Metaphysical meanings rooted within the spArxx Tonal Palettes™ patterns are the "why".


I am fascinated with the magic of the Hypotnenuse. I think by now you are guessing what is coming next. Yes, the definition. Thank you for playing along thus far.

Hypotenuse comes from the Greek word hypoteinousa which means "stretching under." Technically then the hypotenuse “stretches under” the right angle of a triangle, which has an angle of 90 degrees.

Mathematics Triangle - by mbnachhilfe_de (pixabay)

In geometry, the definition accepted is: Hypotenuse - the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the right angle. Nothing about the stretching under part. Nonetheless, Geometry is Sacred, and there are so many reasons why that will be further addressed in future blogs.

I would also encourage you to visit the site and works of Robert Edward Grant as I was encouraged to do a month ago myself. Truly amazing work and discoveries! WOW!

Our perceptions create our own realities. When I started looking at the right triangle as depicted by this triangle measuring square (above), I had Divine Downloads of my own that I've shared with Park, and that have been assimilated into our work together on our A 432 Life calling.

Hexagon-shaped Flower of Life Sacred Geometry (by Peter Lomas, Pixabay)

Stay tuned to this frequency and website for more insights and revelations that resulted from a simple Hypothesis. Hypothesis: late 16th century: via late from hupo ‘under’ + thesis ‘placing’.

"All is number" ~ Pythagoras

Until Next time,

Shawn Elaine

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