have you ever noticed the direct correlation between physical digestion and by the state of your emotions and mentality?
as somebody who has struggled with digestive issues and IBS for over 10 years, i can tell you ive tried every trick in the book. naturopaths, stool tests, self massage, acupuncture, eliminating inflammatory foods, all the low FODMAP diets, oils, teas, breathing, you name it. i’ve tried it. and while i am not bad-mouthing any of these remedies (i still do them and they are far better than many solutions) sometimes there is just nothing i can do, and i have to sit with bloat and IBS-C or IBS-D and be comfortable with it.
i spent so much of my life repressing this and stressing out over the fact that i was bloated and constipated, it was actually WORSENING my symptoms.
when i look back on the times of the best digestive health, it was when my emotional, mental health and nervous system were all in balance.
so no, im not giving up. i’m going to continue to eliminate foods that bloat me etc, but i’m also working to accept that this is a part of me, and it is not good nor bad, it just is. and i love it all. whoever said we need to have optimal digestion 24/7 anyways? that’s unrealistic and putting too much pressure on ourselves.
working on achieving not just physical but emotional and mental health is just as important. #leefromamerica