Why Your Body Fights Stress
Guest Post by Dr. Keith Giaquinto, DC
If you are feeling heavy, sleepy and/or bloated 60 minutes after you eat a meal; if you know that your body reacts poorly to certain foods like dairy, grains or meat; if you have an autoimmune condition or any chronic unresolved health problem, then you have weak digestion and your body is malnourished.
One or a combination of these four things can contribute to your body having weak digestion. They are:
● Poor diet (high in processed and GMO foods)
● High-stress level or poorly managed stress
● Subluxations (partial dislocations)
● Enzyme deficiencies
Stress to most people, including doctors, seems to be a vague word. According to multiple Noble Prize Nominee, Dr. Hans Seyle, stress was very specific. He spent over 50 years researching stress and its effects on the body. To him, stress came from a mechanical, emotional and/or nutritional source, and stress is the only condition we need to fight. All other health challenges come from stress.
A body doesn’t even think about it
To the body, it does not matter what source or form of stress is placed on it. The body is going to react the exact same way every time. Stress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight mode) and the adrenal glands. Stress burns more nutrition, creates more waste and uses up our enzymes faster. If the stress is not removed or managed better, the body will become sympathetically dominant. Sympathetic dominance can cause weak digestion, insomnia, headaches, sinus challenges or allergies and subluxations. Weak digestion can then lead to leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and bowel toxicity. Leaky gut and bowel toxicity then lead to many, many other health challenges.
As you can see, there is a domino effect that all stems from stress that negatively impacts the body. This is why the first thing anyone needs to do in order to begin to heal is to identify and better manage the source of stress on their body. If you don’t find and manage the source of stress better, your body simply won’t heal. It really is that simple.
Eating organic food, chewing each bite thoroughly when you eat and taking digestive enzymes can help to strengthen your digestion. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to pull the body out of sympathetic dominance and minimize subluxations. Being an expert on your stress and your body is really where health begins.
We are holistic beings, anything can cause anything in the body. Rounding out your stress, diet and lifestyle are the habits needed for health and longevity. Health is a relationship between you and your body. Just like any relationship, you need to put daily energy and effort into it, to have a great one. If you don’t put daily energy and effort into your health, don’t expect it to hang around. There are no magic bullets or quick fixes when it comes to health.