Can you guess what the primary source of stress is for most Americans?
JOB STRESS (This doesn’t surprise me at all).
Though, I was quite surprised to learn the number ONE INDICATOR OF YOUR OVERALL WELL-BEING Is the QUALITY of the relationships you have with others.
I assumed the quality of your relationship you have with YOURSELF or your environment would be the key factor in determining your overall wellness. I was a bit shocked to find out I was wrong, though it makes perfect sense…
The quality of relationships is a key indicator of OVERALL well-being: psychological, physical, and spiritual.
“People who have negative, abusive relationships tend to have some kind of health problem, and people who have mental disorders or spiritual disconnections tend to have negative, abusive relationships.” In particular, a healthy marriage relationship is of the utmost importance. Your inner circle – and the health of this relationship determines the vibes you’re surrounded by each and every day.
While mainstream medicine doesn’t always take account of how an unhealthy relationship can negatively impact health, most alternative healthcare providers believe that a destructive marriage will eventually destroy the health of the individuals.
Are you surprised?
Researchers have also found that in response to stress hormones, normally helpful microbes in the gut can become pathogenic, leading to infection and even contributing to leaky gut. Not to mention that when the body is in the fight-or-flight response, it does not prioritize digestion. All this to say that even if you eat a nutrient-dense diet, the nutrients may not be absorbed due to high levels of stress. Hence, acne, sunken eyes, sunken eyes, dull, and aging skin.
Gut health and managing stress levels are just as important and go hand in hand with healthy, vibrant complexions.
How are you managing your stress lately? Give your gut a break and relax 💙