Did you know that your body remembers and stores every emotion you ever experience? It seems to have an unlimited storage capacity to record life’s journey unless you consciously detox and let go of what no longer serves you. Different parts of the body store different types of emotions and this article covers the most common ones that impact your digestive system.
The brain and the digestive system are so closely connected that your stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. Stress is almost unavoidable and we all have more than a fair share of it in our lives. Stress has an overarching impact on every part of the digestive system from start to finish and beyond!
- Stress activates “flight or fight” in the central nervous system and that reduces blood flow to the digestive muscles and decreases secretions needed for effective digestion
- Stress can trigger inflammation, making you more susceptible to infection
- Stress affects digestion in the stomach, making you feel nauseous
- Stress worsens diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion
- Stress weakens the intestinal barriers and may lead to leaky gut syndrome
- Stress definitely impacts other existing digestive issues such as food sensitivities, ulcers, and IBS
(TIP) Moderate exercise, relaxation therapy, restorative sleep, conscious eating habits and many of the tricks mentioned in the article 14 proven tips to trick your mind to jump start body healing are among the best ways to manage stress and maintain a healthy digestive system.