How Mental Health Affects Physical Health

Uncategorized Jun 13, 2021

Back in the day, it was believed that your mind and body were two separate things. Science has now proved this to be totally false.

Your ‘body mind’ as Michael Bernard calls it, is one entity. Every cell of your body listens to everything you say and think, even unconsciously.


A person with multiple personality disorder (used to be known as schizophrenia) can experience different health conditions for their multiple personalities. So, one part of them may have diabetes and need insulin and the other personality may not. I find this fascinating and believe it is under documented.


Recently, there has been massive focus on physical health and much less regard for mental and emotional health which I think is wrong. Your body speaks your mind. Stress is the main cause of illness not bacteria, not viruses, STRESS. So, mastering stress management keeps your body healthy and vibrant.


I believe that understanding the link between mental and physical health can empower you to be the healthiest version of yourself. I can teach you all of the happiness tools in the world but if you don’t have your health it’s tough to be happy.


Us humans have an amazing guidance system - our bodies tell us what we are thinking. If we feel positive we’ve been thinking positively and if we feel rubbish, guess what we have been thinking.. 


Over time, if we don’t pay attention to our body’s way of communicating then we may experience crippling anxiety, panic attacks or depression. Compound that over time and the immune system is shot, there is little energy to fight bugs and the cycle continues..




I think we can all relate to stress and worry impacting our physical health. People who struggle with anxiety often suffer with IBS or some other digestive issue. Heart complaints can come from stress and literally heartbreak - it’s no coincidence that the leading cause of death is heart disease and there has been studies on the relationship between stress and cancer.


I believe having sound mental health is the secret to long-term good physical health. We must look at how we can improve taking care of our health and we need to act quickly. The trick here is to become fully connected with your body and keep checking in on how you FEEL.


Question yourself:


How do I feel about this?

What is happening in my body when this happens?


Start to trust yourself. Stop and listen. I promise you will end up far healthier than you ever thought possible. 


Love and light,




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