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Relax…!

Relax ! I hand this to you not as a phrase but rather as a … recommendation !
Because there are possibilities to actively relax. And since everybody knows, how stress does affect you – it is reasonable to actively relax. And it is so simple that it is almost ridiculous (… and I personally wonder why this is not taught and practiced in schools and preschools already). The way – or let me say: one way – because as always there are different ways of doing it – a really simple, appropriate and goal-orientated way to relaxation is the one that leads over – your breath. Simple as that.

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The microbiom – it makes a difference …

Stress has a strong influence on the intestine. It has an influence on the microbiome. And the microbiome …? – is influenced by nutrition. And also with the limitation that your microbiome is different from the microbiome of people without IBD … what you eat makes a differnce !

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Stressed out ! – what happens in the intestine ?

Stress does something to your IBD ! – something everybody knows., isn`t it ? Is it ? Can this feeling of beeing stressed out actually do something to the gut ? ? Can it lead to more disease activity ? Can it cause a flare or be responsible for not getting in deep remission ? Everybody thinks and feels : yes ! Definetly ! And are yet not sure about it, because it is not very concrete. Except it actually is concrete in a way…

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No stress !

A very important issue for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn`s disease and ulcerative colitis. Because I know that most of you who read this – same as me – have the very strong suspicion: it is not something “vague” some mood or even “illusion”, from which some people say” it is all in the head” (which is not quite wrong in a way, but part of it IS in the head. Stress does have an effect on inflammatory bowel disease very in a very concrete way. That`s what you experience and that`s how it is indeed. Stress changes a lot in yout body and also in the intestine. And because of that: yes, it is a very important thing to consider when thinking about what influences IBD.

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