Everyone feels stress differently and their stress is triggered by a variety of factors. No matter the why, today’s societal expectations and your busy life can be full of stress. How that impacts your gut is what I want to focus on here.
Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. It plays a significant role in many bodily functions, including how it controls our blood sugar levels. It usually starts higher in the morning and then gradually decreases as the day goes on. You need to lower cortisol levels is stress is impacting your health.
How we feel can have tremendous effects on our physical well-being, both in positive and negative ways. Probably one of the clearest examples of this connection is the link between our thoughts and the digestive system, known as the gut-brain connection. Here we will look at what your thoughts have to do with your digestion.