It is no secret that our team at Smartfem has a great relationship with Dr. Liz Cruz and Tina Nunziato. Thanks to them, all of the health questions from our team and our readers are not only answered but are fully explained and in a healthy holistic way. Holistic health and digestion is something I am very interested in. What better way to reward your body for letting you experience things than to fuel it the best way you can! This topic however deals with something very different from what you put into your body. Tina Nunziato and Tina and Liz togetherDr. Liz Cruz of Dr. Liz Cruz Partners in Digestive Health wanted to give information about forgiveness, about how grudges affect your daily life and how much better you feel after letting things go.

How many of us either still hold a grudge against someone or hold a grudge against ourselves? Everyone has done something they wish hadn’t happened, leaving them with regret. I don’t know a soul that has not been wronged by another at some time in their life. But what toll does it take on your body to hold in all of that negative energy? Nunziato and Cruz state, “Holding on to a grudge just brings so much negative energy into your life… It affects your physical health, your mental health, and your spiritual health.”  Similar to the effects of stress on the human body, holding onto grudges can cause you to stay awake at night, gain weight and of course cause digestive problems.

Our experts also make the point that the human body is made up of energy and they break it down as, “the basic building block of our bodies is the cell; however, if you break down the cell even more you get down to lettinggo1the level of molecules and atoms.  And when you break down these molecules and atoms you have neutrons, protons, and electrons all of which create energy in our body. This energy can be positive or negative.” If you focus your energy on your dislike for someone or even yourself you are not using it for things more beneficial. They make the point that, “The grudges we carry create negative energy within us. And this negative energy is only affecting us – not the person we have a grudge against.” I know it is hard to see it that way, in a family of Italians I was always around people that still resented someone over stealing a sock 20 years ago.  This is obviously an exaggeration but you get the idea. It can be a learned behavior and it takes a lot of strength to finally forgive someone for “stealing your sock 20 years ago.”

With this in mind, Dr. Liz Cruz and Tina Nunziato propose a challenge! They want you to let that frustration, pent up anger and grudge holding go.  Or at least make an effort to release it and see how it changes your mood. Perhaps you’ll feel a weight lifted, get your appetite back or maybe you’ll connect with someone you cast off in a fit of anger years ago. Thanks to Tina Nunziato and Dr. Liz Crus of Dr. Liz Cruz Partners in Digestive Health we will have more health benefits to come.