Today we are going to talk about how stress affects our digestive system and how it can cause certain disorders.
Stress is, without any doubt, one of the most powerful tools our body has to keep us focused to face all our daily titanic challenges. But, while having a little of stress can be healthy for not looking as an asleep groundhog, when it becomes daily and chronic or exceeds certain levels, it is a time bomb inside us.
Continued stress alters intestinal mobility, causes changes in digestive secretions, affects the gastrointestinal mucosa or unbalances the flora, elements that hider the absorption of nutrients and destabilize the rest of the body.
Although we can agree that there is no conclusive evidence (there is a study that says one thing and another that says the opposite), it seems quite clear that diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, problems of food intolerances or allergies, are growing among population and that, stress, plays a key role in them. In fact, in most patients, when stress is treated or reduced, these ailments improve substantially or even disappear completely.
So, we must pay attention to our belly if it is more swollen than normal, or to abdominal pain if it is too frequent, or to poor digestion or stomach problems if they appear too often… because they can be signs that there could be more serious problems behind. Everything we do to reduce stress (here we always give you ideas) will generally have an impact on the digestive process and on physical well-being, because the process of nutrition is, without doubt, one of the most important in our body.
In future blogs we will analyze this topic deeper, key to have a good health.
See you soon #Greenviters!