Have you ever had a nervous stomach or had an uncomfortable gut feeling about something? The feelings coming from your stomach remind us that the brain and gut are intertwined and significantly impact how we feel both physically and emotionally. The Gut-Brain Connection is based on nervous system communication, which substantially affects what we think and feel.
Fortunately, there are methods to maintain oneself in balance by including helpful and natural routines into your daily life.
Teas for your mind.
Although it may seem obvious, a simple cup of tea may do wonders for the mind and stomach. Chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm are among the greatest herbs for soothing and calming an upset stomach and a worried mind. These nervine herbs, high in essential oils, calm the nervous system, can help with anything from relaxation to digestion. Making these herbs part of your regular self-care practice is recommended for general mind and gut wellbeing.
It makes sense to emphasise a healthy and varied gut since the health of our gut has a unique link with neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that can affect mood. Bitter herbs, fermented foods, and probiotics encourage variety and keep our systems active and healthy. Humans are happier and healthier when their microorganisms are in balance. We prefer to make kombucha mocktails by blending ginger kombucha with a 1:1 ratio of herbal tea, such as lemon balm. What a delectable way to enjoy your herbs while also feeding your flora!
Return to Your Beginnings
Root foods feed and ground our neurological system, according to holistic medicine. They're naturally sweet, which is a common feature of healing foods, and they're also high in prebiotic starches and digestible carbs. So, if your worry is making you feel all over the place, try this simple trick for anchoring and feeding both your gut and mind. Freshly roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, or pickled burdock, which has the added benefit of a ferment, are among our faves.
Become a Gardener
Relief may be as close as the plants blooming outside your door when stress or worry threatens your day. Growing fragrant herbs may be useful if you have a garden plot or a few pots on your front porch. Chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, and peppermint may be used to make herbal drinks, or they can be used in therapeutic bouquets, botanical baths, herbal teas, or just rubbed between your hands to release their fragrant characteristics, which can help to calm the stomach and mind. Getting your hands into the dirt also positively impacts your mood and general wellness.