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Feeling Down? Blame Your Gut!

Our gut has been proven to be our body’s literal “second brain”.

For years the medical world has been trying to figure out why our moods change, and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression.

These are common problems, and we know they are linked to serotonin (a “feel good” mood hormone). But did you know that around 90% of serotonin isn’t even produced in the brain? Serotonin is actually produced in the gut.

feeling down, depressed, in the gut

What we put inside of our bellies is directly related to our emotional health.

Our gut consists of bacteria, and we need that bacteria to have a healthy balance or the rest of us will not be balanced, including our mood.

Our gut and brain work together, so if one is out of balance the other will be also.

Have you ever had an upset stomach because your mind was stressed?

Well, think about it, if it works one way it works both ways.

There have been many scientific studies that have linked mood problems to gut problems and vice-versa.

Is your gut balanced with 85% good bacteria and 15% bad bacteria? That is the recipe for a healthy gut and a healthy mood.

Some symptoms of an unhealthy gut include gas, bloating, nausea, sugar cravings, and more.

The best way to make sure that your gut is getting the healthy nourishment it needs is with probiotics.

You can buy probiotics in pill form, or you can get them through your diet. Excellent sources of probiotics include kefir and fermented or cultured foods (such as yogurt).

Keeping your gut in check will help you to digest food properly, absorb vital nutrients, and maintain a healthy state of mind and mood.

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