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Cultured Foods to Feed Your Calm

Do you ever experience unexplained gut issues, such as a nervous stomach, butterflies in the stomach, an intense twinge in the core, stomach ache, nausea or even diarrhea when under sudden or intense anxiety? It can feel like an energetic punch in the gut when you undergo such emotions.

There is also a common term “listen to your gut.” It refers to experiencing an emotion inside and suggests you follow your intuition. Some experts actually call the gut our “second brain.”

Cultured foods and beverages are extremely high in probiotics and infuse your digestive system with life supporting enzymes. These enzymes enhance digestibility and encourage a flourishing digestive system, body and immune system.

What are probiotics? They are the good, healthy and beneficial bacteria that naturally occur in the digestive system, that work together by the millions as a colony for proper digestion and to fight off bad bacteria

A healthy gut is a critical component in:
  • helping your mind function properly,
  • keeping your emotions stable,
  • lowering your stress, and
  • promoting calm through situations.
Just as the mind and emotions affect the health of your digestive system,  the connection flows the opposite direction as well, with the health of the gut affecting your mind and emotions. In fact, UCLA research shows that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans, and according to Dr. Emeran Mayer of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, “other researchers are studying the potential benefits of certain probiotics in yogurts on mood symptoms such as anxiety.”

Here’s something you probably don’t know.  You have a nervous system from your spinal cord and brain – called the central nervous system, but also another nervous system in your digestive tract – called the enteric nervous system. These systems are both created from the same cells when you are developing in the fetus. The cells actually split and one part builds the central nervous system, while the other builds the enteric nervous system. In addition, there is a nerve that runs from the brain to the gut - and vice versa - called the vagus nerve. This nerve is what bacteria from the gut travel through to send information to the brain…Cool right!?!

Cultured foods & beverages can help improve health and counteract feelings of loneliness, depression. They help remind our emotions about how fun it is to work together in projects and community. Incorporate cultured foods & beverages into your daily diet. Feel supported by an internal team working to keep your stress lower, plus your mind and body calm.

Learn some great Food Sources of Cultured Foods and Probiotics.


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