#TBT – Full Moon’s Effects On Your Health
Does tonight’s full moon have you feeling kind of funny?
Do you feel more bloated, lethargic, constipated, an increase in anxiety or digestive upset?
It’s time for another #throwbackthursday blog to explain why!
P.S. I’m going straight old school here, this blog was before I re-branded as (W)holistic Health Boss, so don’t get confused when I say TravelFit, LOL. The info is still completely relevant and this has been one of my most popular and commented on blogs ever over the years!
You might think this is a little superstitious, but there is something real about how the full moon impacts people, animals and the things around us.
You can call me crazy, but just hang in here with me for a minute…
Have you ever noticed with yourself or others that there seems to be something cyclical when it comes to being moody and irritable (and I’m not talking about PMS)? A fluctuation in mood that only lasts for a few days for some reason and is unexplainable?
Or what about sleep disturbances- going through periods of time when you have trouble falling asleep or tossing and turning that only last for a few days or a week at a time?
How about your digestion? Do you experience phases of really great bowel movements and then all of a sudden they seem to go on the fritz?
And then there’s stuff such as skin rashes or breakouts, teeth grinding, and joint aches and pains. Do those come and go every few weeks, too?
Looking back now, were any of these things, or other ailments that you might suffer from worse this past week or so leading up to the recent full moon?
It’s not a coincidence, it’s science.
In this week’s video and blog I talk more about the scientific connection with the full moon cycles, your gut and what to be on the lookout for.
During a full moon, ocean tides are higher than usual from an increase in the gravitational pull from the moon and sun. Considering that the body is 80% water, scientist and astrologers have often thought that similar effects happen in the body creating almost a “human tidal pull” that can affect brain function.
But PARASITES are likely the real thing driving you crazy or causing suffering during a full moon.
The gravitational pull on water balance in the kidneys causes a shift of movement or an “awakening”, making these little buggers more active during the full moon cycle, wreaking havoc on your gut, digestion and hormone balance. Overgrowth of gut bacteria and/or yeast can also have similar effects during a full moon.
Textbook symptoms of parasites can include:
- Bloating, gas, fatigue or flu-like symptoms
- Low immune function (get sick or allergies often)
- Excessive hunger, constipation or diarrhea
- Teeth grinding, especially at night, and other sleep disturbances
- Hives, irritability, rashes or headaches
- Changes in weight and increases in joint pain
The most common parasites in my health coaching practice is Blastocystis Hominis.
Blasto can be persistent and it likes to hang out with another gut offender, H. Pylori bacteria. H. Pylori’s classic symptoms include: heartburn/acid reflux, ulcers, migraines and mid-back pain.
But there are a bunch of different gut bug species that could be disrupting you. We come across them all the time, and if the gut is already compromised they can move in quick and take over.
So here’s what I want you to do.
Now that the full moon has officially risen and we’re moving into a new moon cycle, I want you to jot down any symptoms, aches, pains, ailments or health complaints that you’ve been experiencing this past week.
Then you’ll start tracking the progress of those things. You’re looking to see if they improve and/or go away in the coming weeks, especially leading up to the next new moon in a few weeks when these gut infestations are mostly dormant.
If you suspect you have a gut bug now or after tracking, then feel free to schedule a FREE Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me to chat about the right plan of attack for you.
P.S. If you want to learn more about gut bugs and all things gut related then check out my Leaky Gut: The Missing Link to Better Health, Hormones & Happiness webinar replay here.