In my Appreciation Journal, now on day 9 and scheduled for at least 30 days, I have so far talked about the connection between appreciation and various parts of your body. Today we’ll look at the benefits of appreciation for improving your digestion.
If you’re looking to feel more settled in your tummy and avoid the embarrassment of gas, bloating and constipation, join me on this appreciation journey and watch magical things unfold.
Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath discovered that appreciation stimulates the parasympathetic part of your autonomic nervous system, the involuntary part that controls automatic functions like digestion.
When you intentionally shift to a positive emotion, particularly appreciation, your heart rhythms shift creating a positive sequence of changes in your neurology, hormones and biochemistry that benefit your whole body. And..the benefits are both immediate and long lasting. At the Institute of HeartMath, the technique of shifting to a state of appreciation has been shown help with digestive disorders of all kinds as well as ADD/ADHD, Anger, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Arrhythmias, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Disorders, Brain Injury Recovery and more.
Doesn’t’ it sound like the few minutes a day it takes to focus on what you appreciate is worth it?
“HeartMath has clearly proven that your heart is the major reactor to stress, the key to understanding harmony between body, mind, and emotions. Nothing is more critical to life and health than transforming stress into a positive influence. HeartMath provides that path to transformation.”
– C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D., Founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association
Dr. Ritamarie’s Appreciations for Today – Day 9
- The folks at the institute of Heart Math for all the great appreciation research that’s transforming live
- Dr. Mark Percival, one of my early mentors who introduced me to the power of appreciation.
- Broccoli sprouts, who’s healing power I have only just begun to appreciate fully.
With Great Love and Appreciation,
Go ahead, give your digestion a boost. Comment below about what you appreciate today.
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