Reduce your stress to heal your gut – Deborah’s story

Stress & Gut Health

I would like to share the following review from Deborah, as her struggles with her digestive health highlight the scientifically proven correlation between levels of stress and quality of life; more specifically in the context of gut health and gastrointestinal related disorders, which are suffered by 40% of us at any given time.

Deborah had been struggling for a long time with digestive health issues, but when she lost her mother, her symptoms worsened, which came as no surprise to me, as the impact of stress on the stomach goes far beyond the odd bout of needing to dash to the loo. There is a remarkably complex connection between the brain and the digestive system. The entire system is extremely sensitive to our moods. In fact, experts now see stress as a major player in a wide range of digestive problems, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, and heartburn.

Although it’s unlikely that stress is the trigger for IBS, unless it’s prolonged and excessive, it can certainly trigger a flare-up of symptoms due to the hormones produced when we are stressed. It’s so important therefore, to have the tools to manage stress levels to prevent any such issues. Excessive stress is insidious and causes a deterioration in all the body’s systems – in short, it’s a killer!

Persistent stress can cause:

  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or other inflammatory bowel diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease, heart attacks or strokes
  • Diabetes, obesity or eating disorders
  • Impotence or other sexual dysfunction

Managing a digestive health issue is stressful, particularly when it drags on for years without improvement. I think many people become used to the stress, and of course this is not only unhealthy, but it is also not going to bring about a resolution to their symptoms.

Stress & Gut Health

When Deborah got in touch, I recommended a supplementation protocol, as well as referring her to nutritional therapist, Sophia Hill for a consultation. Deborah started to notice an almost immediate improvement in her symptoms, which will have had a very positive impact on her stress levels. When the body and mind are in an unstressed state, they are much better placed to heal. This is what she had to say:

“I have been experiencing digestive problems on and off for years, but my symptoms escalated 12 months ago following the death of my mother. I developed almost constant diarrhoea, everything I ate went straight through me and I started losing weight.

I developed food intolerances and my diet became more and more restricted. I spent thousands of pounds working with so-called digestive experts, not to mention the huge amounts of money on supplements that did nothing to help my symptoms.

I struggled with nausea, diarrhoea, stomach gurgling, upper abdominal pain, and acid reflux. I lost over a stone in weight, which I couldn’t afford to lose, and this also caused me great concern.

I came across Just for Tummies via their Facebook group and read about Linda and her supplements, and I knew I had to try them. I contacted Linda and explained my situation. Linda suggested the 5-day Charcoal cleanse to help with the diarrhoea, which it did.

She then suggested I try her Live Bacteria capsules and Digestive Enzymes tablets, which I also purchased – and I can say they worked within days. I have been taking the supplements for a couple of months now, and I can’t believe the difference they have made to me.

I am astonished at the improvement in my digestive health after suffering for so long. I will be forever grateful to Linda for her help and would recommend everyone struggling with these types of symptoms to try the Just For Tummies supplements. They are amazing, and so is Linda!”

Deborah, Just For Tummies customer

If you have any questions about a digestive health issue or any of our products, please get in touch.