Eat in a Calm, Relaxed State

Parasympathetic Nervous System and Digestion

All the digestive systems functions from secretion of saliva and pancreatic juice to absorption through intestinal walls, to the work of the liver and the kidneys, are governed by the parasympathetic nervous system.

The other branch of the nervous system is the sympathetic nervous system, which governs the stress response (also known as fight or flight). When the sympathetic nervous system is on, the parasympathetic shuts off. In other words, you cannot be stressed and digest well at the same time!

For the same reason, you should avoid eating when you are emotionally upset. Most of us live much of our lives in an elevated sympathetic state and so we need to develop a relaxation practice, like meditation, to re-learn how to easily shift back into parasympathetic mode and eventually live more of our days in this relaxed state. It is not enough to simply tell ourselves to relax when we eat. Like a puppy who needs to be trained, our bodies need a daily spiritual practice so that we can access these relaxed states easily when we are in stress-mode. Of course, this same spiritual practice will give us an abundance of other gifts as well.

Written by Caroline Dupont – M.Sc. Holistic Health Practitioner

The Hypothyroidism Diet

"The #1 Secret EXPOSED to Lose Weight and Stay Slim Forever with Hypothyroidism"


  1. 5 Weight Loss ENEMIES you must be Aware of
  2. Top 10 NATURAL Remedies Revealed to Restore Thyroid Function
  3. 25 Weight Loss Tips you Never Thought of
  4. 7 Day Ready Made Menu Plan PLUS A Template For Your Use
  5. 69 Of The Best Nutritious and Easy to Prepare Recipes
  6. PLUS A Special one Off BONUS mp3 recording 10 Ways to Apply the Power Of Mental Pictures to Weight Loss

Comments are closed.

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this Web site or in emails is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child’s condition.

All images on this site are property of Miks Media Inc. and/or the original image licensors. The content of these images is not meant to suggest that the person depicted uses or endorses our products or services. Informational material and representations have been provided by the manufacturers of the listed products.