Everybody thinks their stress is at an all-time high because of work, family obligations and outside factors… when in fact it’s oftentimes their gut imbalances that ramp up their stomach issues, inflammation and anxieties.

Here’s the thing about stress, it’s not going away. You will probably experience more stress. The question is, what can you do to better respond to stress versus reacting to stress? 

You see, stress affects us on many levels: 

  1. Physical effects: like gut pain, irritable bowel syndrome, nervous stomach headaches, skin issues, and even muscle pain. 
  2. Chemical affects: your neurotransmitters or neurotransmitters are chemical messengers, and they become compromised. One of the main neurotransmitters, serotonin is actually derived in the gut. Serotonins are known as “happy hormones”, if your gut is not happy, then neither are you. 
  3. Mentally and emotionally 

When under a great deal of stress, many patients visit their doctor and that’s normal. Usually, they receive some type of medication and this is not necessarily a bad thing and sometimes clinically needed. However, many of my patients look for a holistic approach. They don’t always want to take medications.

When it comes to chronic stress, it’s important to assess what I like to call the three Is – I’m looking for imbalances, infection, and inflammation. You feel your best when your gut is operating efficiently, you can handle stress much easier.

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