Have You Ever Wondered?
Have You Ever Wondered?
Have you ever noticed when you are dealing with one system’s issues (kidneys, heart, digestive, skin, and others), you experience other symptoms “unrelated to the main issue?” For example, have you ever experienced heartburn during the day along with sleep issues at night? Also, think about a medication your healthcare provider prescribed you. It may have been for one particular problem, but you may have experienced other heart, kidney, and mentally related symptoms.
Every organ in your body is connected via blood vessels, nerves, chemicals (serotonin (mood, digestion, sleep), norepinephrine (mood), adrenalin (flight or fight chemical), GABA (calm chemical), melatonin (sleep-wake cycle), and others. What affects one highway of blood vessels and nerves affects other destinations (cells, organs, and systems). It is no different with your digestive system.
Your digestive health is related to what you do and think. If you are mentally stressed, those same flight or fight chemicals and hormones affect your digestive organs. Over time, the more you overwork your body (too much food, physical activity, or negative thinking and not enough food and physical activity), the more your liver, pancreas, stomach, and others stress out. We are never hurting someone more than ourselves when we don’t take care of ourselves.
There are no quick fixes, including diets, to attain optimal sustainable digestive health. But you can have a healthy relationship with yourself. When you are one with your body (meditation, yoga, or just spending quiet time with yourself), you know what to eat and what to do. You don’t need anyone telling you how to consistently take care of your body or use calculators and programs to tell you how much food to eat. These guides may help for some time, but we don’t need to depend on external devices.
If you are struggling with your digestive health, ask yourself what is the root of your unhealthy behaviors and symptoms? When you uncover the root of your behavior, then you can change from the inside out.
Make your health goals last by looking on the inside for answers.
To Your Best Health!
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