I watched a short video (see below) a while back about how the reintroduction of wolves changed the environment they were reintroduced to. This led to a lot of thinking about how what we introduce into our guts (both willingly, through food choices, and less willingly, through stress responses, etc.) influences the rest of our bodies: the muscles, other tissues, the brain--as Dr. David Perlmutter would emphasize. Our gut microbiomes truly do affect the rest of our bodies/minds (mental health, weight gain, digestion, immune function, heart health, cholesterol, etc.). Watch the short video below and contemplate what you may read in some of the links in this post. Will you begin to consider what you introduce into your gut microbiome?
Check out Dr. Christiane Northrup's recommendations for feeding your gut microbiome. I love that she's been such a pioneer of natural health for so long! We need more MD's like her!
Dr. Axe gives some good advice on lowering cortisol levels in the body. Get that stress down, folks!
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q