GUEST POST BY ALISHA LYNCH THE NAUGHTY NATUROPATH MUM.
Most people fail to realise that your gut is literally your second brain, and can significantly influence your mind, mood, and behaviour.
But, mounting evidence clearly indicates that ignoring your gut may have far-reaching psychological consequences, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that nourishing your gut flora through proper diet, from cradle to grave, is extremely important for proper brain function, and that includes psychological well-being and mood control. Our brain and your gut are actually biologically identical, as they’re created out of the same type of tissue.
The greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain! Ok, so with that in mind, let’s talk about this ‘similar tissue’, what we can do to help repair it and how stress and the emotions impact the health of our gut.
The Emotional link to the Gut and how Australian Bush Essences can help.
So all our physical issues are manifestations of emotions. Yes, even in little ones. This is sometimes from our experiences and environment and sometimes from inherited emotions. Yes, they are passed on as much as physical traits are.
So we can also help the gut by dealing with the emotions that are suppressed and buried. To release some of these emotional blocks, I use the Australian Bush Flower Essences. There are so many to use but today, I will just quickly summarise which ones I always include in my clients blends that have digestive and gut issues. They often match the emotional symptoms that person is currently experiencing that accompany these physical gut symptoms…funny that!
What are Australian Bush Flower Essences?
They are vibrational natural remedies that create subtle but very powerful shifts within the body. Flower Essences have been used for thousands of years in some cultures and were made popular in Western Medicine by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s (you may already know of Bach flower remedies or the Bach Rescue Remedy which are based on the English native flowers). I use different blends of Australian Bush Flower essences as I believe they have a stronger frequency and work better in stronger personalities and constitutions.
In a nutshell, the essences target the nervous system and provide energetic release of stored issues that may be blocking you from achieving emotional and physical balance. The body is always trying to reach a state of balance but due to living life with all it’s stresses and busyness, we sometimes carry the road blocks that prevent us from getting where we want to go. Once the emotion or memory has been released from the subconscious, the physical issue that came about from this emotion has the freedom to go back into balance.
Bush Flower essences for digestive and gut issues.
This is THE gut essence in my opinion. It helps with emotions associated with so many gut issues. The emotion states Paw Paw helps with is overwhelm, unable to resolve problems and burdened by decision. Taking this essence helps with assimilation of new ideas, calmness and clarity.
Crowea can help with emotions associated with poor digestion. The emotion states Crowea helps address is continual worrying, a sense of ‘not being quite right’. Taking this essence helps with feelings of peace and calm, balances and centres the individual and give’s clarity of one’s feelings.
Black – Eyed Susan
The emotion states Black Eyed Susan helps with is impatience, ‘on the go’, over committed and constant striving. Taking this essence allows the person to turn inward and be still, slowing down and brings about more inner peace.
The emotion states Bottlebrush helps with is being overwhelmed by major life changes for example adolescence, parenthood, pregnancy or transitioning to and from houses, relationships, careers etc. Taking this essence allows more serenity and calm and the ability to cope and move on.
The emotion states Dog Rose helps with is feelings of fear, shyness, insecurity, apprehensive with other people and niggling fears. Taking this essence brings about confidence, belief in self, courage and the ability to embrace life more fully.
Peach Flowered Tea-Tree
The emotion states Peach Flowered Tea Tree helps with is mood swings, lack of commitment to follow through projects, easily bored. Taking this essence gives ability to complete projects, personal stability and helps the individual take responsibility for their own health.
If you would like a personal blend made up for you via e-mail consult, please visit my custom made blends page HERE
I also offer ready made blends that I have formulated for specific emotional states. The one that most resonates with the gut essences is called Slow Down Blend. To read more about that one as well other ready made blends, click HERE
These essences do so much more for us than what I have listed above. As I have said, I listed the emotions associated with gut issues but the same essences can also be used in simply calming people down, behavioural disorders and improving learning, memory and mood. Fear, worry and overwhelm can also be addressed because remember –
What we do to the gut, we are doing to the brain!
That is whether we are harming it or helping it! Got it?