What do you think? Is that saying, “you are what you eat” true?
No—it actually isn’t true at all. The truth is that we are what we digest. To digest foods the body must concentrate blood flow to the digestive organs, to properly absorb nutrients for energy and cellular regeneration.
Unfortunately, this state of digestion and nutrient absorption only happens when the body is in a state of stillness—under control by the parasympathetic nervous system. Our body does not digest when we are walking, agitated or in a state of stress. During these times our blood is shunted away from our digestive organs and into our extremities, in preparation for “fight or flight”.
But guess what? Though we are rarely conscious of it, we are almost always in “fight or flight mode!” Unfortunately we live in a world that runs on full throttle. A fast-paced society built on over-extending ourselves. Most of us are consistently controlled by our sympathetic nervous system and the result is diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, malnourishment, depletion, fatigue and burn-out.
Luckily, it’s easy to pop the switch from being in the sympathetic to parasympathetic. No, I’m serious. Easy. This isn’t some crazy, difficult, involved diet that you probably won’t keep up with. Nope. This is easy. It takes less than 10 seconds per meal to vastly improve your digestive fire. In the video below, I share this 10 second secret to igniting your digestive fire. I promise… EASY!
How about you? What tips do you have for getting into a state of awww… calm so that (ahhhh) you can rest and digest?
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