Mental health, the foods you eat, the quality of your gut microbiome, and your hormones are all deeply connected.
If you have gut dysbiosis, that means an imbalance of unhealthy gut bacteria, you may be experiencing:
Gas and bloating
Inflammation, weight issues, and achy muscles/joints
Fatigue and sleep issues
Headaches and migraines
Acid reflux and heartburn
Skin issues and psoriasis
Food intolerances and/or uncomfortable symptoms
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Frequent colds and illnesses
How are these symptoms connected to your mental health?
Serotonin – the happy hormone – 90% of it is produced in the gut
Dopamine – the feel good hormone – 50% is synthesized in the gut
Ghrelin – the hunger hormone – is produced in the gut
Insulin – the blood sugar regulator – is produced in the pancreas but is heavily influenced by the state of your intestine and gut microbiota.
So, taking care of your gut health is taking care of your mental health and your hormones.
Quick ways to reduce gut inflammation and unhealthy bacteria?
Whole food diet rich with prebiotic foods – onions, garlic, asparagus, leafy greens
Remove or reduce processed foods, sugars, dairy, grains, gluten, and fast foods
Probiotic foods – fermented vegetables, water kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut
Best of luck, habit changes are not easy, but they are worth it!
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