You Are What You Eat…and Think and Feel and Breathe

October 1, 2009

Most people have heard the phrase “you are what you eat” but did you know that you are also what You Are What You Eat…and Think and Feel and Breathe? Just like food, emotions have a physiological effect on our health. Our minds and bodies are not separate entities but are connected and interrelated.If you find this hard to believe think about when you are hungry. Just imagining a meal can cause you to salivate as your body prepares to eat.

Just imagining a meal can cause you to salivate as your body prepares to eat.

Emotional stress effects the body in a variety of ways. Under emotional duress, it is common to experience difficulty sleeping, poor digestion and constipation, nervousness, loss of or increased appetite and poor mood. While our body is an amazing machine and able to keep us well balanced most of the time, when pushed too far, it will begin to break down. Too much stress will tax your heart, liver, adrenal glands and overall immune function.

Emotional stress effects the body in a variety of ways. Under emotional duress, it is common to experience difficulty sleeping, poor digestion and constipation, nervousness, loss of or increased appetite and poor mood. While our body is an amazing machine and able to keep us well balanced most of the time, when pushed too far, it will begin to break down. Too much stress will tax your heart, liver, adrenal glands and overall immune function.

Much like emotional stress, environmental factors also come into play when we think about our immune health. Many of us live in areas that are prone to air, noise and light pollution, all of which can disrupt our bodies natural rhythms.

Before you get too stressed out over all this, remember that you are in control of your well-being and there are many things you can do to help stay in balance during difficult times.

Keeping the immune system in optimal shape takes some time and effort, but doing so will do wonders to keep you healthier and happier in the long term. Please read the tips in the next article to learn how to both prevent illness and recover if you are already sick by keeping your immune system strong.

One Comment
  1. Great post! This is a great reminder of how important it is to take care of ourselves both physically and emotionally. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut or caught up in the action, sometimes we just need to stop and breathe!

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