As a kid, I recall one of my soccer teammates vomiting before important games. He was so nervous that he used to be sick.
I always wondered why this was. Well, over summer I spent a lot of time studying how digestion is affected by stress, and it’s been a real eye opener.
Have you ever heard or used these terms?
There’s a reason for these terms.
In this brand new article series, I’m excited to share with you some truly life changing information that can help you overcome your symptoms and stay healthy for a lifetime.
It has become clear to me that stress is one of the main underlying reasons why digestive symptoms develop and unless your stress levels are resolved, digestive symptoms might be hard to overcome.
If you’re familiar with my articles, videos and books, you’ll know that I’m keen on letting people know that digestive symptoms are typically caused by the following factors:
This is definitely still the case – these things definitely cause digestive problems, and it’s the main reason I recommend you run a home stool test.
BUT, I wanted to look deeper and understand why some people develop problems with foods and bad bugs.
One of the main reasons I wanted to study this topic was to figure out how and why some people have, for example, nasty H. pylori symptoms, where as some people don’t have any symptoms at all.
Sure, we know there are different H. pylori strains (for example, CagA and VacA) and we know these different strains seem to cause more symptoms than others. But that’s definitely not the whole story.
My research uncovered secrets about how perceptions, stress levels, emotions, immune function, gut function and the trillions of microbes interact to create symptoms.
It’s not about the food or the bug – it’s about how your body interacts with them.
Thankfully, it’s not as complex as you might think.
I’ve read hundreds of studies on this topic, but I want to keep it simple and give you an outline of the ways stress affects your gut, so here goes:
Who’d have thought a little bit of stress could have a such a wide range of effects on your gut?
In fact, it’s very important: The effects listed in points 1-10 can lead to any or many of the following digestive symptoms:
Once your digestive system has sustained damage as a result of points 1-10, you can also begin to develop symptoms in other areas of your body. Why?
First you won’t digest and absorb your food properly.
One of the best examples of this is highlighted scientific literature showing that H. pylori infections can reduce iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin C levels. The resulting nutrient deficiencies can lead to many symptoms.
Second, you can develop a leaky gut, which allows unwanted particles such as bacterial toxins (endotoxin / lipopolysaccharides) into your blood.
Leaky gut syndrome is not acknowledged by doctors, but a term called “increased intestinal permeability” is, and there are hundreds if not thousands of studies showing how leaky gut causes problems in other areas of your body.
Third, inflammation in your gut, along with nutrient deficiencies and leaky gut syndrome create more stress in your body.
This creates hormone imbalances, including possible problems with your thyroid gland, sex hormones, and adrenal stress hormones.
What “body-wide” symptoms can this create?
Honestly, there’s virtually no end to the possible symptoms and diseases that can be caused by the imbalances we’re talking about and it’s all in the scientific literature:
I want to reiterate that this information comes from a huge body of scientific literature that has surfaced over the last decade, with much of it emerging in the last 5 years or so. As such, your doctor might not know about it.
Over the next few days I’m going to share this research with you and dissect the info, break it into bite-sized chunks for you.
You’ll see how managing your stress levels can have a profoundly beneficial effect on your digestive health and therefore the rest of your body.
I’ll also teach you how to check your digestive function AND introduce you to my stress management methods, which I’ll be launching at a brand new seminar in October.
In the meantime, if you have symptoms in any of the Seven Areas of Health, I strongly recommend you get your gut checked out.
Running a home stool test is the quickest way I know to recover your digestive health, whilst boosting your energy, mood, and general well being.
It saves you time, money and reduces your stress level by giving you peace of mind.
We’ve run more than 2,500 of these tests with folk from 23 different countries over the last half-decade, and we’d love to help you uncover the reason you’re not feeling well.
It’s a no-risk proposition: If the test doesn’t show you why you’re not feeling well, I’ll refund every penny.
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