It's no secret that food is intricately intertwined with your emotions. Eat a bowl of ice cream and it may make you happy; eat the whole carton and you'll soon feel sad. Likewise, even a whiff of a home-cooked meal may make you yearn for the days of your childhood while the scent of coffee brewing may make your more mentally alert.
Often times we misplace blame on ourselves or place it wrongly on other things. We've all done it -- mostly unknowingly.
Example: Have you ever (or often) thought you were getting sick from some flu bug or virus an hour after eating? Well in fact it likely was simply "a clue" ... your body and stomach telling you that something you ate an hour earlier was not good for you! Yes a "clue."
Our minds often do NOT correlate what we ate one hour or more prior to how we feel now (but if we "listen" to our bodies these are valuable clues). Unfortunately being busy and focused on so many other things, we don't think about what we ate an hour before so these become lost opportunities and lost "clues" as to why we feel ill.
Instead we often focus on our immediate fears and concerns related to what might have caused us to feel lousy or sick, such as stress or getting sick due to having been around someone who we saw coughing or who was potentially sick.
Now, especially with all the CDC and media hype on the swine flu, our minds are running rapidly to false conclusions. We are all already primed to think at any moment we could be coming down with the flu... believing we might be getting sick from some external virus, etc.
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