Hunger is a healthy physiological response to stomach emptying. It can be misinterpreted for many reasons, including:
The word ‘hunger’ carries a negative connotation, as if it’s intrinsically a bad or unhealthy state and it must be ameliorated.
What does healthy hunger look like? Is there a specific time limit on healthy hunger? Is hunger dangerous? How frequently do people need to eat to minimize hunger and meet sustainability needs?
The answers are individualistic, but there are some universal principles to consider in a healthy gut environment.
There are many types of organisms that can cause problems. They’re also quite difficult to diagnose. What’s even more mysterious are pathogens, which come from your teeth. These can be totally missed in a dental exam because the teeth are asymptomatic.
These pathogens lead to disease in other parts of the body. This theory is considered controversial, but anecdotal evidence is important to acknowledge and explore, especially if you are experiencing a rare illness that hasn’t been treated effectively.
Plain and simple, starvation is a disease state where there’s organ, muscle, bone, and neurological tissue breakdown. It’s not the same thing as hunger—far from it. Hunger is also pretty easy to tell apart. Starvation is a more advanced form of malnutrition because it actually leads to the disintegration of the human body.
Are you sure what you feel right now is hunger? It could very well be something more sinister hiding behind the smokescreen of hunger. Making sure it’s really healthy hunger and nothing else is extremely important.
Get tested today, and if it turns out to be anything but healthy hunger, join our holistic health coaching programs to recalibrate your microbiome through individualized movement protocols, personalized food management info, and support for the brain-mind physiology.
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