Gut Health and Anxiety / Gut Health and Depression / Stress and Gut Health
You might have heard of the gut-brain connection. Gut health and anxiety as well as gut health and depression are closely related. If the gut is inflamed from infections, imbalances of the microbiome, food sensitivities or inflammatory food offenders, this can cause systemic inflammation throughout your body—including your brain. Since serotonin is also made in the gut, if the gut is not functioning properly, this can affect the production of serotonin, which is know to help regulate moods. Low levels of serotonin have been associated with depression. Working with nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as looking deeper into overall gut health can support balanced mental health.
Our upcoming documentary FOOD=MOOD highlights the connections between the gut-brain axis. With millions of people suffering from depression and anxiety, our mission is to spread awareness about the importance of identifying the root cause before resorting to medications. Research continues to show that the right diet and lifestyle choices can restore balance, and heal the body and the mind with life-changing results.