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Treating Gut Inflammation

Treating Gut Inflammation: The Role of Stress and How to Manage It

The emerging science of Psychoneuroimmunology shows how chronic stress impacts our gut health and, in turn, our overall health. The biochemical processes activated by stress, such as the HPA axis’s role and the importance of the vagus nerve, contribute to gut inflammation. This impacts our overall health and well-being and warrants our attention and action.

Stress reduction techniques like Mindful-Based Stress Reduction, yoga, tai chi, deep breathing exercises, and physiological sighing are essential tools for maintaining a healthy gut and a balanced mind.

From a functional medicine perspective, an optimal gut health approach includes proper nutrition, regular exercise, nurturing relationships, sufficient sleep, relaxation, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins.

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