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Balancing your immune system to promote healing, gut-brain health and wellness of mind, body and spirit.
Have you ever had a gut-wrenching feeling or felt butterflies in your stomach and anxious? You are likely getting signals from your "second" brain. Your digestive system, the “brain in your gut,” is linked to mood, health and even the way you think. Your digestive tract is sensitive to emotion: anger, anxiety, sadness, joy - feelings that trigger symptoms in the gut. The stomach affects the brain, and this connection goes both ways.
A troubled gut sends messages to the brain, a troubled brain sends messages to the gut. Thus, a stomach problem may be the cause or the product of an emotions, such as anger, stress, sadness or anxiety. What’s going on in your gut could be affecting your brain, or vice versa. This is the vital connection between your gut and your brain. It is difficult to heal any physical problem without consideration to the role of emotions and stress in the body. The importance, relationship and communication between the gut and the brain help facilitate treatment of physical and mental health issues as well as promote overall wellness.
Considering 70-80% of the body's immune system is found in the gut, keeping it healthy and balance will facilitate physical and mental health, healing and wellness. Your immune system is your shield and personal defense against foreign invaders that it identifies to be a problem. It also affects your overall well-being in that feeling great relies on a well-balanced and strong immune system, where 90 % of serotonin, 50% of dopamine and equal amounts of GABA are found in your gut.
However, immune function is incredibly sensitive to stress, poor diet, stress, aging, and lack of sleep - all of which can affect your immune health and possibly lead to an imbalance in your system. Your best way to keep your immune system balance, strong and healthy is to choose a clean and healthy lifestyle. Your whole body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and reinforced by healthy living strategies as follows:
A balanced immune function is the key to maintaining health and wellness. A lifestyle that is low-stress and active, will make your body function optimally. Your health is your wealth and nothing is better than feeling your best.
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