How stress affects your weight and digestion

Marc David, an expert in the psychology of eating, talks about the important role stress plays in digestion in this video from Dr. Mercola.

Your body cannot fully digest, assimilate & burn calories when you are under the physiological stress response.

Heart rate increases, blood pressure rises and blood is shunted away from mid section. The blood goes to arms, legs and head for quick fighting, fleeing and thinking.

Meanwhile, the digestion shuts down.
The stress response causes as much as 4 times less blood flow to your digestive system
Decreased nutrient absorption
Decreased enzymatic output to your gut as much as 20,000 fold.

Many nutrients are escreted during stress like water soluble vitamins, macrominerals, microminerals


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