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Is Stress Making You Sick?

When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I spent weeks researching what my “flare triggers” could be. Logically, as colitis affects your gastrointestinal tract, I started with food triggers. For the next 10 years, I was on and off different #antiinflammatory and elimination diets. I went gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, caffeine free, alcohol free. You name in, I tried it. And while there are without a doubt certain food triggers that aggravate my condition, I found that none of them were the main culprit. Something else was contributing to my ongoing flares.


When your body is stressed, it releases cortisol into your blood stream which increases your heart rate and your blood pressure. It ale