While we can't remove the stress from your life (and believe us, we would if we could), we can help you understand it and take action to rebalance your microbiome and create a foundation of resilience.
Stress is inevitable, it's kind of a package deal with living and breathing. The biochemical changes and emotions stress produces are your body's natural response to help you survive dangerous situations.
Imagine your ancestor coming across a lion. This situation warrants stress, wouldn't you say? Luckily, a jolt of high-powered adrenaline kicks in and off they go, running to save their life.
Once they escape this danger, their body returns to its natural biochemical balance, and their usual jolly mood resumes.
Unfortunately, we aren't built for the sustained stress many of us face today.
Bills to pay, professional and family relationships to maintain, gloomy headlines to process... The flood of stressors can be endless.
All this stress deprioritizes our body's immune and anti-inflammatory processes.
Deprioritizing these functions creates an imbalance in our microbiome that can lead to a negative cycle of physical and mental wellness challenges.
The microbiome is the community of all the microorganisms that live inside you and work in concert with your body to help you live longer and healthier. When the microbiome is thrown out of balance (taking antibiotics, diet, different lifestyle influences) it can cause negative microbes to take on a larger role.
Fortunately, emerging research shows we can harness the power of microbes to rebalance our microbiome and benefit our mental wellness.