Trust Your Gut

312878-5114-25Most all of us have heard this saying. The idea is that if we listen to our gut we are more in tune with our feelings. Well there may really be much more to this than we have thought.

In an interesting article, it’s noted that there is “Mounting evidence that gut bacteria affect mood doctor_2505472cand behavior has researchers investigating just how much power these tiny microbes wield over our mental health”.

I can’t tell you the number of times clients that we work with have talked about having digestive issues. From not being able to eat certain (common) foods because they upset tummies to issues with constipation, it has Stomach-Ache-in-Childrenbeen a recurring theme. Whether the client is on the autism spectrum or is dealing with depression, there is often this common theme of either food intolerance or other stomach, digestive issues.

Work with horses is often part of OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
a comprehensive treatment plan. We partner with a variety of practitioners to provide social, emotional and behavioral growth and learning through work with horses. There are also certain physical benefits, such as increasing core strength and decreasing the physical symptoms of anxiety, just to name two examples.

We need to be mindful of the physical challenges our kids are dealing with that might be contributing to their other issues. If you know someone who might benefit from the work we do, give us a call or drop us an email and we will set up a visit for you to tour the ranch, meet the horses and learn more about what we do.

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