Your gut has stress hormone receptors

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Have you noticed that squeamish feeling in your stomach lately? ⠀ ⠀ Maybe some tightness around your neck or between the shoulder blades? ⠀ ⠀ Perhaps you notice it’s difficult to comfortably inhale and exhale with flow. ⠀ ⠀ These are the warning signs of autonomic nervous system imbalance and right now…. we are all experiencing, on a global scale, this nervous tension. ⠀ ⠀ Your gut have stress hormone receptors and your gut microbiome (virus, fungi, bacteria) have sensing abilities to know when stress and adrenaline hormones are about. ⠀ ⠀ This disruption in nervous system state diverts blood flow away from your intestines making you more vulnerable to illness and food sensitivities because of the intimate connection with the nervous system and gut immune function. ⠀ ⠀ So what to do…. do you abandon gluten? Abandon sugar? Abandon alcohol? ⠀ ⠀ While these things in excess are stressful to your body what is more over reaching is MINDFULNESS and MEDITATION. ⠀ ⠀ DEEP BREATHING and SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS. ⠀ ⠀ Deep breathing with our bellies and a relaxed neck turns on parasympathetic nervous system and vagal tone. The vagus is the break to anxiety, the break to our biological drive to run from fear. ⠀ ⠀ This may be new information and you may want some things answered and defined so please reply… comment… and ask questions below!! ⠀ ⠀ I will be having more free time coming up while we are socially distancing ourselves for live webinars and Q&A’s. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve been getting many requests for another workshop and a virtual one will be done in the coming weeks to months. ⠀ ⠀ I have critical information I want to share with you so you can best understand your total bodies self care needs. ⠀ ⠀ When we are healthy, clues in to our nervous systems physiology then all systems work better together to avoid illnesses and infections. ⠀ ⠀ I’m talking mindfulness for massive gut impact. And I’m delighted there has been an explosion of research highlighting what ancient traditional aryuvedic practices (yogas and vedas) have known for thousands of years. ⠀ ⠀ Again please reply with questions. I am a teacher! And I want to serve you in this time of needed. 🥦🙏🏻😇💩🤓🥑👌🏼💩🙏🏻

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