Written By Abi Buller
CONNECTING WITH YOUR GUT MICROBIOME
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘trust your gut’. It suggests that our bodies have a powerful
impact on our hearts and minds. Our thought processes and the decisions we make are reflected in our overall wellness. This is much more than an old myth. Scientific research links the gut microbiome to both our physical and mental health. Along with many other benefits, taking care of the healthy bacteria in our gut can positively impact our brain functions. Being mindful of the way our minds and bodies work together is a powerful tool. This symbiotic relationship has the ability to affect our thoughts and the words we direct at ourselves and others.
When we connect with our gut, we connect with ourselves. When we connect with ourselves, we connect with Earth, because you are Earth. It all comes back to Earth.
Listening to our gut and feeding it with healthy bacteria helps us to maintain a healthy weight, makes us less susceptible to disease, and enables us to keep our hearts in good shape. The gut, and the millions of bacteria living within it, even control our blood sugars. If we all ate the same diet, some people would still just simply be more prone to diabetes, which is directly related to the health and the happiness of our gut. Our physical and mental states also function hand in hand. If our physical state is compromised, then our mental state is likely to be compromised too. When we achieve a hormonal balance, our whole body is likely to stay naturally aligned.
A natural alignment and healthy balance will help us project a state of inner calm. It will relieve us from the damaging effects of stress, anxiety, and depression. And keeping our gut healthy could help to ward off negative energy. In fact, studies show that people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have lower than average amounts of three types of gut bacteria. If we don’t treat our guts with a little TLC, the result can be a decrease in serotonin production, which is the chemical in the brain that acts as nature’s own antidepressant.
SPEAKING THE TRUTH
The ability to speak from the gut is an indication of our internal state of well-being and suggests that we’ve been able to trust ourselves within our own mind and body. When we think clearly, our speaking will follow suit. Positivity, truthfulness, and a general sense of calm are all traits which start from within and, if we are honest with ourselves and treat our bodies well, our internal and external conversations will reflect this mindset. Through a greater understanding of our gut functions and mental health, we will portray an optimistic sense of self, and are less likely to suffer from anxiety and trauma-related disorders.