The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.” So, if you think about it, modern life is hard on all these aspects of your health — including, gut health.
The entire digestive tract is affected by emotional stress, the foods you eat, food intolerances, medication, irritants, toxins, antibiotics, disturbances in your sleep, past emotional traumas, your spirituality, your ability to relax, your beliefs, and your biomes.
Hence, it’s not just food or exercise that impact your health.
Let’s talk about the areas that most integrative health experts agree have the greatest impact on your overall health. Avoiding disease, yes, of course, but looking, feeling, and being your best.
Here they are:
- Social connections
- Exposure to toxins
Allow me to simplify this…
The latest science reveals we don’t have to be victims of our genes. They’re not unchangeable! Just because your mom or dad didn’t age as well as you’d like to doesn’t mean that is your fate. The fact is we’ve got more control over our health and wellness (and lifespan) than ever before.
From now on, stop and ask yourself if the actions you take and the decisions you make, daily, reflect what you know about good health.
I’m guessing… not so much.
ntibiotics, disturbances in your sleep, past emotional traumas, your spirituality, your ability to relax, your beliefs, and your biomes.