They say that “You reap what you sow.” Newton’s Third Law of Motion says that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Karmic Law says that whatever energy you put out into the world is what you will get back. These expressions all have a similar, yet different point. The power of the human brain is unknown but seemingly limitless. If we focus that power in a positive direction, positivity will come back. If you fill your space with negativity, you will have more of a difficult time.
Mental health is directly related to physical health. People who are grateful, focus on the bright side, and put positivity into the world, are going to have healthier and happier lives than the person who walks around like a storm cloud, darkening and dampening everything in their path. Positive mental health can be directed toward your physical body using positive affirmations that can help relieve physical systems. This is a great technique to apply to gastrointestinal issues like Crohn’s and Celiac disease, and Gastroesophageal Reflux disease.
Stress and anxiety can manifest themselves in your gut because there is a direct line of communication between our nervous system and our gut. We can choose to sit and marinate in negativity, letting it flow through our body and directly to our gut, or we can send love letters and gratitude down the pipe. It should be easy to choose which pathway to take if you want to have a healthy and stress-free gut. Stress management is an important piece of any healthy digestive system.
This does not mean that a decision to think positively will simply appear in the physical world. Waking up and telling yourself that you are not going to have reflux discomfort does not mean that it will simply go away. Everything does not need to be perfect for you to live a happy healthy life; that is not the expectation. Instead, through repeating multiple daily affirmations to ourselves and our guts, trust and peace are the results.
Trust in yourself and your body, trust that your body is doing the best it can, this trust leads to peace. Peace comes from trusting that you and your body are doing the best you can. This peace provides both mental and physical relief. The Investigative Clinical Research group has dedicated their lives to medical studies and services for finding relief for those with gastrointestinal issues. Through clinical research and volunteer studies, ICR works every day to bring a little more peace and positivity into the world, one stomach at a time. For more information, please visit www.icrmd.com.