If your stomach gets upset before an exam or your job interview, then you are not alone.
This happens with every one of us, the brain directs our body to an extent we have no idea. Gut health is totally dependent on our mental health, the feelings we have whenever we are dealing with stress or anxiety directly influence our digestive system.
Isn’t it interesting how our two different body parts are linked?
The constant communication is always going on between our brain and gut.
Adrenaline and serotonin are stress chemicals that are created in our brain, these chemicals can cause terrible reactions.
Have you ever thought why people always emphasize on the importance of mental health?
Because your mental health is responsible for your overall health functioning body.
Whenever you are having anxiety, the processes in your body changes. The flow of blood and oxygen towards your stomach decreases.
Stress and anxiety can cause serious gut problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal, peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, etc. etc.
We understand the fact that life these days is really stressful and nerve-wracking.
Stress-management techniques can help you get to relax, keeping your mood lighter, fresh, and change your gut health. Start socializing, exercise regularly, and practice daily techniques to build resilience and keep your nervous system in parasympathetic.
Our gut is known to be our “second brain.” To keep it robust is essential for your health and wellbeing.
How can you reduce stress and anxiety to improve gut health?
We understand the fact that we cannot cut down stress from our life completely but what we can do is, adopt some lifestyle habits that will help you to improve your gut health even when you are experiencing stress.
• Breathe! Yes simply breathe, no matter how busy you are with your work take breaks and breathe for a minute. Take slow and deep breaths and you will be surprised by the results.
• Always have healthy boundaries and don’t say Yes to do something you don’t want to do. Trying to please everyone increases your stress and anxiety. The most important person to keep happy each day is You!
• The importance of exercise or yoga for your mental and physical health has been scientifically proven. Exercise or yoga can be a really effective way to reduce stress. Endorphins are released for our body when we exercise, this chemical brings positive feelings in our body.
• There are things in our lives that are out of our control, if we stress over these things it creates stress and anxiety on our mental health. Never put yourself in a situation where you feel helpless.
• Never ignore your stomach problems, find ways to calm your stomach. This could be going to a naturopath, doctor, herbalist, acupuncture and then changing your lifestyle to help alleviate symptoms.
Seek the help from Linda today, contact her as she is specialized in dealing with anxiety.