Your relationships can affect your digestive health

We have been told our entire lives that “you are what you eat,” which is true because food is our body’s fuel. However, did you know that your relationship can have a direct impact on your digestive health? So, it is undeniable that relationships are another kind of fuel for our lives as well.

According to research, in unhealthy relationships, chemicals in the body, whether they be lead, preservatives, or pesticides, tend to rise and cross the gut barrier, resulting in increased inflammation and decreased gut microbiota and negatively impacting your digestive system and overall well-being with your partner, such as flatulence, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and lactose intolerance, among others.

A healthy relationship not only has a substantial positive effect on your daily emotions, but it is also associated with an increase in the diversity of your gut microbiota and other health benefits such as improving immunity, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping your heart healthy, etc.

Understanding and communicating stressors and emotions, as well as the intertwined lifestyles and routines, can promote health, protect against common disease risks, and create healthy paths for your overall well-being.

As the season of love approaches, discover more and achieve mental and physical balance with our Gut Health programme here at RAKxa Wellness.