March Madness starts in a week, and my bracket is ready. I love the banter, camaraderie, game-day outfits, and the “30 seconds left” intensity—it’s all so much fun. What a boring (and unhealthy) world we would have without sports.
However, it’s also a good reminder to limit “madness” to just basketball tournaments.
Let me break down the chronic stress game plan so you can pick the winning team:
Studies show multiple bouts of constant chronic low (and high) level stress can change your MICROBIOME (gut health) in a significant way.
When we are stressed, EVERYTHING is projected outwards on our external environment. That means there is no energy to go inwards for growth and repair because your body is in a state of fight or flight. Your body can only play hard-core defense at this point.
The fact is, our brain is primitive. It cannot distinguish between a physical threat (like being eaten by a tiger) or an emotional threat (fight with your boss or spouse, traffic, etc.). Everything is projected OUTWARDS, and there’s no healing going inwards. It’s just in survival mode.
When you are stressed, the body doesn’t care about your immune system or your digestion – it literally shuts it down. It only focuses on getting away from danger RIGHT NOW. Your body was not designed to live like this, so it turns off key systems that keep you healthy.
This mode turns off the GUT MICROBIOME, causing all the downstream issues such as inflammation, fatigue, skin issues, digestive issues, brain fog…and the list goes on—and on.
The best way to get better at a sport is to practice; the same goes for your emotional and gut health. Remember, you HAVE CONTROL over what you do and how things impact you. Here are a few drills:
Drink calming Acid-Kicking Minerals before bedtime
My combo of minerals will help relax your mind so you can enjoy a deep and refreshing sleep. Chronic stress leads to fewer hours of rejuvenating sleep >> Less sleep leads to decreased melatonin production, impaired decision-making, and a weaker immune system >> All of this leads to more chronic stress, mental health issues, and physical illnesses.
Acid-Kicking Minerals also do wonders for digestion, acid reflux, sugar cravings, and much more. I’d give it a shot 😉
Start meditating for just one minute a day. We ALL have one minute for our health. I’m a big fan of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s guided meditations.
Simply get out in nature. Turn your phone off, move your body, breathe fresh air, and be in awe of the beauty around you.
Yoga and Breathwork
If you can’t attend an in-person class, do a free Youtube class. No excuses allowed.
Optimal Brain Fuel
If your brain is starving for nutrients, it can’t help you manage stress and emotional health challenges—no matter how long you meditate. Therefore, fuel it with optimal brain food: Acid-Kicking Omega-3.
Acid-Kicking Omega-3 is the ONLY supplement in the world that contains the IDEAL 2:1 ratio of EPA to DHA in a highly concentrated form, making it the most superior fish oil you will find.
DHA has an incredible impact on the brain, especially regarding mild memory loss and depression. Life can be rough, so give your brain support to function at the highest level.
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