Wrapping up our conversation on our SFT category of gut imbalanced wouldn’t be complete without diving into the emotional tendencies of the individuals who identify with this category. In our SKIN post, we discussed how our gut is very much an active part of our nervous system and the skin can be a be communicator of what is actually going on when we silence our daily gut signals. It’s very easy to be disconnected from your own body and what it is trying to communicate to you because most of us are not taught that:
Digestive health is at the core of our 4 SFT categories and we touched on intuitive digestion as it relates to our skin, so today we're going to share what you can do nutritionally to rebalance and optimize your gut! Gut health is what makes or breaks our overall well being and when looking at fixing any health concern, tips for better digestion can and should be implemented as well. Let’s begin by going over a few questions: Do you have a daily bowel movement? Do you experience bloating, stomach pains or constipation? Do you notice any of the symptoms on your skin as mentioned in our last post? If you are have answered yes to any of the above questions you can find the root cause to relate to your gut. We also can relate back to our environmental or hormonal category of health and related it back to gut health. We want to teach you how to listen closely to your own digestion and go over a few simple tools to help rebalance your gut.
What a better time for us to begin the discussion on our third category of health, gut imbalance, then right before the holiday festivities really start. All aspects of health we know start in the gut so this can definitely show up in the skin and determine even the most minuscule dietary imbalance. You may be wondering why we don’t start our SFT workshops by diving into the digestive system first? We believe that it’s important to understand other systems because the digestive system is regulated by the nervous system, endocrine system, and also itself which makes it not only complex but a great place to root every condition back too.
The past two weeks we’ve discussed some of our SFT thoughts on combinations in skincare and diet through food combining. This week, we’d like to touch on the combinations that are experienced and not seen: the combination of conflicting emotions.
At SFT, we believe that as complex and unique individuals, it’s only natural that we experience complex and unique thoughts, feelings and emotions throughout each day. Sometimes, this means that our thoughts, feelings, and emotions appear in opposition to each other, or that “rationally” our emotions aren’t justified. Instead of jumping to the conclusion that you’re somehow not in alignment, judging yourself, or “should-ing” yourself out of your feelings, we believe that you can compassionately hold both sides of conflicting emotions.