I’m going to ask you to do something a little strange right now.
I want you to imagine your favorite, most decadent thing to eat.
Maybe it’s a thick slice of rich chocolate cake … a slice of pizza dripping with cheese, hot from a brick oven … a buttery lobster ... or how about a juicy burger?
Did your mouth start to water? You probably couldn’t tell, but your stomach actually started producing juices to digest those amazing foods.
If you ever doubted that if what you’re thinking about could have an impact on what happens in your gut … well, you just experienced the proof that it really does!
And this brain-gut connection doesn’t only involve thoughts about food.
It includes STRESS, which can play a tremendous role in the workings of your gut (like digesting food) … and also the health of your gut microbiome.
And wow have we ever been under a lot of stress lately, am I right? Even if you haven’t been caught up in the concerns about coronavirus, it’s stressful to watch other people get stressed.
We can get so accustomed to living a high-stress lifestyle that we start to believe that stress is normal, and that it doesn’t have any impact on us. But it sure does.
Among other things, stress is associated not only with an upset stomach ... but actual conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, and gastrointestinal reflux disease.
This is why it is SO important to make time to actively destress on a regular basis!
Here are a few ideas to destress:
The deeper you dive into the things that make up a healthy lifestyle, the more you realize it is all connected!
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