Nervous Butterflies

Welcome back Natural Health Family. I imagine you are all doing well and enjoyed a nice weekend. Is anyone noticing or feeling like many changes or shifts are happening in the world? With all that’s going on we can still help ourselves to remain calm through the many storms life may bring. It’s important to nourish our bodies with healthy foods. Our digestive health can reflect our bodies’ ability to self-regulate. Let’s discuss how we can help support this process. 

Have you ever wanted to give a speech in front of thousands of people? Why so? Or why not? For whatever reason, public speaking is one of the top-rated fears of many people. Now, if that’s the case, would you want to eat anything before or during the speech? I would guess you would say no. This is usually the case because we perceive speaking in front of many people as a fearful experience. This perceived fear affects our nervous system. Much like back in the day when people hunted food and the large tiger was around the corner, the hunter’s body would “gear up” into a state so it would be better able to hunt or fight the animal nearby. This state is not ideal for our digestion. That’s why people are familiar with the feeling of having butterflies in their stomachs. Now these scenarios are more on the extreme side. However, it doesn’t have to be those extremes but rather subtle things in the environment when our nervous system isn’t strong enough to adapt to what is going on. Therefore, when we strengthen our nervous system our bodies can adapt to many things life throws at us. So even though there could be misfortunes, mistakes, and mishaps, our body can regulate better keeping us healthy. 

We don’t have to be the best speaker who can talk and lead thousands of people to victory like you see in the movies. We don’t have to be the warriors that can hunt the big game. However, we can be a helpful hand, a gentle reminder, a needed friend, or just a calm presence so that others can know that there is always hope for a better and brighter tomorrow. When we help ourselves, we can be a stillness for so many who may be caught up in the storm. Have a great week!

– Dr. Chip