How Chronic Stress affects Gut Health
Although stress is a normal physical response, beyond a certain point it stops being helpful and begins to cause serious damage to your gut health and weight loss.
When we are dealing with chronic levels of stress and anxiety, our immune system can become confused and mobilize just like it would if you were under attack – even when there’s no infection. Help your immune system with Nature’s Design Probiotic.
STRESS…AN ENEMY ON THE INSIDE!
Having stress hormones rushing through our veins affects both our brains and our bodies. In fight/flight mode our running and fighting power is maximised and our fine motor skills are reduced dramatically. Increased levels of adrenaline in our brains mixed with changes in blood flow can lead to uncontrollable shaking once the danger has passed.
This kind of experience can seriously damage to all of the body’s systems –
- Cardiovascular and
- Nervous Systems.
WHY YOU MUST ADDRESS CHRONIC STRESS
How it affects our Emotions, Behaviour, Mind and Body
People usually refer to stress as being under considerable pressure, mentally, physically or emotionally. We all experience some psychological stress from time to time but those who experience high levels of stress or those who experience it repeatedly over a long period of time may develop serious health issues.
- You may develop head, neck or back pain when under pressure.
- Others may have trouble sleeping.
- Losing your temper or venting your emotions with raised voice can be warning signs of elevated stress levels making you more irritable than normal.
- Most Headaches (according to the Mayo Clinic) are not indicative of major health concerns and can be caused by stress.
- Stomachaches or pain in your stomach can be caused by colon spasms that lead to abdominal pain. This may be because the colon is partially controlled by the nervous system.
- Other people have difficulty Concentrating. We can all probably relate to being overwhelmed by worry about financial or family matters and then experience difficulties concentrating at work or school.
- Emotional stress affects the whole mind and body. Significant and on-going stress can result in mood swings, issues with self worth, anxiety, anger, sadness, feelings of hopelessness and even hostility towards loved ones.
Although stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to both good and bad experiences – chronic stress and inflammation can lead to a multitude of problems affecting both our brains and our bodies. This is how chronic levels of Stress and Anxiety can play havoc with our emotions, behaviour, mind and body.
Scientists are now able to show that stress and inflammation are underlying factors in chronic health conditions and in many devastating illnesses: For example:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Migraine Headaches
Hence the importance of dealing with chronic levels of stress effectively
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CHRONIC STRESS and GUT HEALTH
Digestive upset – stomach or abdominal pain – can be the result of chronic levels of stress and anxiety. It is important to note that stress can upset healthy digestion and make many digestive diseases worse.
The June 2010 issue of “Industrial Health” reported that researchers found that workers who felt they were under high stress levels had eight times more risk of “irritable” stomach, compared to those who never or seldom felt under stress at work.
Stress, Gut Health and weight loss are closely linked. Studies have shown the weight loss is difficult when digestion is compromised under stressful conditions and we are more likely to gain weight! Heartburn, constipation and diarrhea can also be the result of stress interrupting digestion and therefore weight loss.
STRESS, INFLAMMATION and ALLERGIES
Stress Inflammation and Allergies are intimately related. While stress and resulting inflammation doesn’t actually cause allergic symptoms, it can make an allergic reaction worse by increasing the histamine in your bloodstream. Many doctors now believe, including Dr Murray Grossan, a Los Angeles based Ear Nose and Throat doctor, that stress and allergies go hand in hand. Scientific studies have now revealed conclusive evidence on the effect of stress on immune function. Results show that the immune system is much weaker when under considerable stress. Stress Inflammation and Allergies go hand in hand.
If you recognize these symptoms in yourself it is vital you learn the secrets to a healthy gut and then deal with these chronic levels of stress. So much is at stake with stress on emotions behaviour mind and body.
RELIEVE CHRONIC LEVELS OF STRESS BY RESTORING YOUR GUT MICROBIOME !
We know that exercising, relaxation and using meditation techniques are wonderful stress-reducing strategies. They are known to reverse the negative effects of stress on your health by increasing the good chemicals – known as endorphins – in your body and making more infection-fighting T cells to boost your immune system.
If you feel under a great deal of pressure, try getting pro-active and finding what works best for you personally. Get Dr Kellman’s book and learn the secrets to a healthy gut and achieve permanent weight loss as a bonus! Some strategies might be:
- By boosting your Mood by getting help for allergies and depression,
- By learning to meditate as a means of calming the body and mind
- By avoiding all pre-packaged and/or processed foods
- By eating fresh fruit and vegetables regularly
- By taking exercise – walking, working out at the gym, playing sport
- By having plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids in our diet
- By taking supplements recommended by a trained medical professional.
- Taking natural Pre-biotics and Pro-biotics regularly
Stress and Gut Health could be the most important problem you’re not addressing…