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Could your gut be at the heart of your anxiety, stress and depression?

Did you know that your brain and gut have a bi-directional communication and this can have a major impact on mood and wellbeing.

When we get stressed or suffer from illness our gut motility can slow down in order for us to run away from the perceived danger (whatever is stressing us at that time). This then can impact on the function of the gut and can lead to a myriad of gastrointestinal symptoms which have a knock on effect on the brain.

In order to support your mood and brain health it is essential to give it the co-factors necessary to function correctly. By excessive dieting and reducing calories and healthy fats we are essentially starving our brains of what it needs to thrive. This also creates disruption in the bacteria in our gut which are called the microbiota and this leads to an imbalance in bacteria and dysbiosis.

Leaky gut (intestinal permeability) can occur due to chronic stress and has been shown to play a role in depression by allowing harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. These bacteria called Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) can cause inflammation in the body and brain. This is known as endotoxemia which can cause severe depression and ages your brain faster than normal.

This is why it is so important to address your gut health when looking at anxiety, depression and brain fog.

This are only some of the things that can affect mood and brain health. At Health Naturally we will go through all your symptoms in order to establish which one is the trigger and driver for you personally. Book an appointment today by following the link:

June 2021.

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