You deserve a healthier life and overall improved well-being. Better health begins with a better understanding of how your body works and how your day-to-day can impact it. Eating or sleeping too much or too little can have obvious effects on your body and your health. How you treat your body – the types of foods you eat and the duration of sleep you get can also affect how you handle stress. Your nerves run all throughout your body, including your gut! So if you don’t eat what your body needs you may feel more anxious or irritable, especially if you had a bad night’s sleep. We’re going to cover all of that and more, so let’s get into it!
Two Overlooked Systems in the Body
The Digestive System
Your digestive system is made up of your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and liver, pancreas, and gallbladder, all of which work together to break down particles of foods and drinks you consume to help your body absorb nutrients. Your digestive system breaks down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to be able to use nutrients in the form of amino acids, simple sugars, fatty acids, and glycerol. This is how your body gets the energy to carry out daily functions!
Did you know that 70% of your immune system resides in your gut? As we said, many other systems in the human body are impacted by your digestive health including your nervous system, circulatory, and lymph system, muscular system, and just about every other system in your body. Here’s how some of your bodily systems interact with your digestive system:
The “Best Fed But Most Undernourished” Concept
Most people in modern society fall under the banner of being the “best fed but most undernourished” people category. They simply do not extract the majority of nutrients from their diet, and most diets are already nutrient deficient. Enzymes are involved in virtually all biochemical processes, and actually are essential to not only digestion but immunity as well. All white blood cells contain enzymes.
The organs of digestion are constantly being stressed by numerous internal and external factors and poor function of the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, and intestines all play a role in poor health. This affects not only digestion but elimination and detoxification.
The Nervous System
Possibly the most complex system in the human body, the nervous system allows you to have conscious thoughts, learn, remember past experiences, move, balance, breathe, and carry out many other functions – both voluntary and involuntary.
Your central nervous system is made up of your brain (cerebrum, cerebellum, diencephalon, midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata) and spinal cord (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, spinal nerves). Your brain helps you feel and control emotions, carry out reflex movements, and digest foods for absorption. Your spinal cord is responsible for carrying information to and from the brain.
Your peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves that link your brain and spinal cord. Your peripheral nervous system is responsible for muscle control and movements as well as carrying sensory information in the body. Your peripheral nervous system is what allows your body to experience the “fight or flight” response to respond and adapt quickly to threats.
Sleep Deprivation and The Nervous System
You know when you get a good night’s rest and you wake up with a clear mind, ready to take on the day? If you can barely remember that feeling, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, about 30% of adults in the United States reported getting less than 7 hours of sleep, while the healthy, recommended amount of sleep is between 8-10 hours. Sleep is absolutely necessary for your daily functioning.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to higher blood pressure, higher pulse, and higher levels of activity in your “fight or flight response.” When you sleep, your cerebrospinal fluid flushes out toxins and you allow your brain, spinal cord, nerves, and body a break.
Stress and The Nervous System
Now you know, when stressed your body goes into “fight or flight” mode to adapt to respond to stressors quickly. Your body begins to produce adrenaline and other hormones to help you adapt. However, when you experience “fight or flight” mode regularly or for prolonged periods of time, it can have negative effects on your body including suppressed immune system, digestive upset, and heart conditions. It’s important to find out what destressing means to you and regularly practice these destressing methods.
How NutriSyn Can Help
Our NutriSyn Sleep, Calm, and Digestive products are intended to improve your overall wellness using a blend of proprietary, natural ingredients.
- NutriSyn Sleep activates relaxation receptors in your body to help you fall asleep easier with a longer duration. The results? Non-habit forming, restful sleep, and improved health for you!
- NutriSyn Calm is a serum that you can rub on your wrists and neck to promote a calm, focused, and relaxed feeling.
- Our Nutrisyn Digest capsules are formulated with both enzymes and botanical ingredients to support healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients throughout the body.
All of our supplements are non-habit forming and are actually more helpful to your health the longer you take them. You deserve a healthier life and overall improved well-being, the journey starts now.