October 10, 2018
Most of us get an annual check up and physical, but what about our emotional well being? When we feel mentally off, it can affect us physically. And when we are physically unwell, it can affect us mentally. It creates a rather vicious cycle that can keep us spinning in a seemingly endless circle.
Stressed Over Stress
Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but can become a much bigger issue for some, and take a huge physical toll. If we are suffering from sleepless nights with worry and concern, that means we are missing out on the restorative and healing nature of sleep. A lack of sleep affects health, makes us quick to anger and detracts from good judgment.
Strain and tension over our jobs and finances are all too common these days. We all desire peace, calm and security, but in today’s world that seems like a rare commodity. Stress in any area of life can lead to chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases…and yes, this very thought makes us more stressed!
What You Feel In The Gut Is Real!
Much has been written about our gut being our second brain. We can understand this on the simplest level when we feel butterflies in our stomach, or an uneasy feeling when we are trying to make an important decision. These are signs we should not ignore. The gut knows a lot.
The enteric nervous system is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract. The ENS is sensitive to emotion, and may trigger emotional shifts, especially with people suffering from GI issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and upset stomach. The gut actually communicates back and forth with the main brain.
Stress and other psychological factors can affect contractions of the GI tract and make inflammation worse, and the body more susceptible to infection. And issues in the gut affect thoughts and emotions. Be aware of physical, mental and emotional issues, and do not hesitate discussing them with your doctor.
Natren has studied the gut for over three decades, and their probiotics boost your immunity, help the GI tract with digestive issues, and keep your gut healthy, so that the first and “second brain” are more in synch.
October Is Emotional Wellness Month
So what can we do to reduce stress, anxiety and depression? The first step is to be fully aware of ourselves and pay attention to our thoughts, feelings and physical issues. This month puts emotional wellness in a much-needed spotlight. Understanding that emotional well-being is a top priority is essential to getting ourselves to a better place.
Make a point of really taking care of yourself with the following:
This can be done sitting, lying down and even walking. Mindfulness and being present is healing and powerful.
Spend Time In Nature
Take in the trees, flowers, sights and sounds. Relax and enjoy.
Listen To Music
Go to a concert, symphony or relax at home with your favorite tunes.
Try to get at least seven hours of sleep each night, and shut off all electronics at least thirty minutes before you go to sleep.
Wake Up With Gratitude And Hope
Be thankful for all you have and consistently tell yourself that each day is going to be a great day.
Diet affects so much of our health and well-being, as well as attitude and energy.
Natren’s Probiotics are the result of over thirty years of passion, production and laboratory research. They are 100% potency guaranteed for each strain listed and specifically designed to survive the harsh stomach acids and actually get into the intestinal tract to provide all the benefits you’re looking for.
Let us all celebrate October and Emotional Wellness Month! Good physical health, emotional wellness and inner healing starts in the gut. Let Natren Probiotics work from the inside out.
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