A study published in Gastroenterology showed that when the delicate balance of bacteria in the digestive system of mice was disturbed, they became depressed and anxious. The scientists concluded that maintaining digestive health could be an important step in helping to prevent and control negative disruptions in mood and more serious mental health disorders.
In addition to this having healthy gut bacteria also means having better digestion – no bloating, discomfort or irregular bowel movements.
In fact all illness can stem from poor gut health as dysbiosis (imbalance of the gut bacteria) can cause inflammation throughout the body. You can support the health of your gut bacteria by avoiding sugary and processed foods and eating lots of vegetables. A probiotic supplement is also a good idea – feel free to contact me for recommendations.
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