EAT RIGHT, THINK RIGHT, DRINK RIGHT
We are no longer just what we eat, but rather, what we absorb and digest. Food is information. Our gut is the gateway connection between the outside world and the inside body. Through the gut, we communicate information regarding what is coming in to the body, as in ‘do I want this’ (alkalizing foods such as green vegetables) or ‘do I need to defend and repair myself’ (insults such as acid forming foods like sugar, pathogens, insecticides and environmental toxins). Because it is such an important sensory defence organ, the gut has a rich supply of nerves and is armed with over 70% of the immune system. As a result it is also known as the ‘second brain’.
The body response to information received is immediate and under direction of the autonomic nervous system, either communicating a favourable response (parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ state) or a stressful one (sympathetic ‘fight-or-flight’ inflammatory state). Regardless of the source or severity of stressful information received, whether being hijacked or having a cup of coffee, predictable powerful hormones are rapidly released into the bloodstream, stimulating vital organs. At this stage, other systems, deemed unnecessary for that moment in time, are less fortunate, such as the digestive and immune systems. Continual exposure to stressors and these hormones have detrimental inflammatory effects on the body, and fast tracks processes such as aging, depression, insomnia and many chronic diseases, for example, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
It is important to identify stressors or triggers and learn how to modify your behaviour to ensure you switch off the ‘fight-or flight’ response as often as possible to allow the body to restore and replenish. Regularly taking Aloe Vera Comfort Solution helps to promote and support the digestive system during these challenging times when you can’t always eat, think and drink right.
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Aloe Vera Comfort is available from leading pharmacies, health stores and Dis-Chem. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your nearest stockist.