Our microbes really create our mental state. It has been proven. Now that it is not just a saying: “ I go by my gut instinct”, but it is advisable to go by it as it has been described now as our “brain”. Well, there is a direct connection between the brain, the mind and our gut - the microbes that make our gut.
We all know that different foods leave us feeling differently. Not only that some foods leave us feeling tired as it is with so called heavy foods ( big meat and dairy meals), but they can also leave us with a dull brain/ thinking activity or other foods can leave us with a fresh and energetic or just deeply satisfying feeling. And all that has of course an effect on how we feel in general and particular situations. How we feel physically - from the gut through the whole body and mind effects our emotional state of being and thus the way we perceive situations and how we then react.
Yoga has always put an emphasis on light wholesome fresh foods and to eat only until the stomach is two thirds full so that the body doesn’t feel “full” and heavy.
Here is some more scientific background information to understand gut-health a bit better and maybe to get the spontaneous impulse to join as the last person the upcoming “Mrs Snook’s’s Gut- Cleanse” Retreat on Magnetic Island. (13 - 22 July 2019).
What do you do on a retreat like that? - You will be looked after for 8 days, getting the juices and fresh fruit as recommended by Mrs Snook that will start to shift the biome, the bacteria in your intestine and also will drop some weight if you have some to loose. After the eight days you can continue the diet at home or start a new way of eating to support what you have gained during the retreat. And for the first 3 weeks after the retreat you have weekly calls to support you in your ongoing journey.
There is a life after the gut cleanse. I recorded this a few months ago now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go3eMwDuFK4
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