STRESS and Your Gut
Stress: A Major Inhibitor to Adequate Digestion
In a previous blog, it was outlined how stress can alter physiological functions of our body. This blog will specifically speak to effects of stress on your gut.
Stress & Gastrointestinal Activity
Stress can be a major causative factor to inadequate digestion. How does this happen? When in stress mode, the natural production of natural stomach acid, hydrochloric acid (HCL), (not to be confused with lactic acid) is shut down.
Why does this matter? Two very IMPORTANT reasons
1. HCL is needed to breakdown protein. Protein is needed as building materials for the rest of the body to do its job.
2. HCL is the body’s natural defense mechanism to kill off pathogens that enter our body with our food/beverages.
When HCL is not being produced it leaves food residue in the stomach to rot and allow pathogens (bacteria, bugs, parasites, fungus) to grow in your body. If left unaddressed can lead to a host of
unwanted symptoms such as:
gas, irregular bowels, gut flora imbalance IBS, colitis, skin disorders, parasitic infection, allergies, ulcers, h-pylori, dysbiosis, food sensitivities (gluten), hair loss, unhealthy nails, iron deficiency, joint/muscle aches, arthritis, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, bone density disruption, compromised immune system,autoimmune
These unwanted health conditions, all trigger an immune response, if the immune system is operating at Mach 1 - 24/7 (which it is not designed to do), it’s going to wear out and/or not have enough juice to effectively douse other viruses (such as COVID), bacterial infections that come down the road.
Is your gut/body experiencing any of the above unwanted symptoms? In addition to checking and balancing your stress response below are some ways to support bringing balance back to your gut. How To Support The Gut: hydration and a nourishing diet are essential to gut and whole body health the below daily favorites provide essential nutrients, repair, gentle cleansing and rejuvenate gut activity
Air- Dried Salt: - salt is an essential nutrient for the body and mind - Rich in trace minerals not found in other foods, needed for adrenal and digestive health - All salts are NOT equal; highly heated, refine, toxic additives destroys salt ions and no longer deliver the necessary health benefits Aloe Pro: - specific aloe species (aloe barbadnensis miller) known for health promoting properties - soothing, supporting a healthy digestive tract from mouth through intestines and genito-urinary tract - supports regular bowel movements, overcome loose stool, settle intestinal inflammation Medi-Clay FX™ -a unique source of bentonite clay that promotes a gentle detoxification with adsorptive effect that doesn’t leave the body dehydrated. Galactan - containing arabinogalactan a natural, high fiber - Promotes complete bowel eliminations - superior GI health by supporting beneficial GI microflora Microbriome-18™ Probiotic - full spectrum probiotic formulas that offers 18 different beneficial bacterial strains - patented bacteria, DE111 Bacillus subtilis,* that has demonstrated unmatched probiotic support for the body’s intestinal microbiome by crowding out undesirable bacteria in order to maintain healthy gut flora HCL (with HCL Activator) - Premier HCL is a natural source of beet-derived hydrochloric acid to help provide digestive and detoxification support - Premier HCL Activator is designed to be used with Premier HCL to nutritionally enhance its capacity and support its role in whole body health Digest broad spectrum profile of vegetarian digestive enzymes supports digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber and dairy. or Digestase SP extraordinary plant-based specialized enzyme formula to support the digestion protein, starches, fiber, carbohydrates, including gluten
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Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, C-QRA Wellness & Nutrition PractitionerCoeDynamics
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