I used to be a health influencer.
For 7 years I interviewed experts and authors on topics like balancing hormones, toxic food ingredients, gluten sensitivity, and more.
But my absolute favorite topic was digestion and this thing called the microbiome.
In a nutshell, the gut microbiome is the mixture of helpful (good) and potentially harmful (bad) microbes in your digestive system.
For now, we’ll just call these microbes bacteria. Makes it easier.
So, when you have too much bad bacteria and not enough of the good guys in your belly, your health takes a dive. This is called gut dysbiosis. Which can cause all kinds of digestive problems as well as other common issues like thyroid problems, brain dysfunction, and more.
But when you have the right balance of good and bad gut bacteria, your health is more likely to thrive. Wild, huh? The microbes in your gut are like an internal soil that can either nourish or completely ruin your health.
Why am I telling you about this? Because not only do you have an internal environment that influences your physical health, your external environment is equally powerful in terms of how you think and feel and what you believe is possible.
Instead of bacterial microbes, your external environment is made up of mental microbes — a mixture of supportive and unsupportive friends and family as well as ideas, opinions, and information that either serve or don’t serve you.
When the balance of negative mental microbes overwhelms the positive ones, you form thought habits that either lead you to failure or to simply create more of the same.
But when you plant yourself in a soil of positive mental microbes — people who support you and want you to grow — you think and feel in a way that leads to the results you want.
As within, so without.
As without, so within.
How healthy is your mental microbiome?
On today’s episode of the podcast, Bishop T.D. Jakes discusses the importance of having a supportive environment to nourish and develop your greatness.
And if you’re looking to shift your mental microbiome, join me and some of the most supportive people you’ll ever meet in The QOD Book Club.
Enrollment is open now! Our upcoming featured book selection is Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. The discussion begins next Wednesday. Click here to get started for only $7.