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A Happy Gut Is A Healthy Mind
What is GUT HEALTH and why should you care about it?
If you've been running in health circles lately, you may have heard of the term microbiome. The microbiome refers to the populations of microorganisms (good and bad bacteria) living in our guts. In the last several decades, their impact on health have been largely ignored. Now, recent research has revealed that they play an incredibly prominent role in our health as well as our emotional well being! (I will more specifically focus on mental health here). Therefore, if you're suffering from anxiety or depression, it could be that these little “critters” in your gut are to blame.
The microbes that live in your gut actually influence your feelings which influences behavior. These microbes directly communicate with your brain along your gut brain axis. This is also known as the vagus nerve. We used to think the brain was doing so much of the communicating but in recent years we have learned so much more.
Your gut microbiome actually communicates with your brain and it has a lot to say! The vast majority of the neurotransmitter serotonin, known as the "happy neurotransmitter", is created in the gut and communicates to the rest of the body. If this neurotransmitter isn't happy, you aren’t going to feel happy. Dopamine is another transmitter largely produced in your gut that is deeply connected to your mental health. It is responsible for motivation, memory, concentration and also plays a role in your mood. GABA is the last one I will mention here. Having balanced out levels of GABA is so vital when it comes to calming the central nervous system. It helps with feelings of anxiety, stress and fear. It may also help with ADHD, Panic and Mood disorders such as depression.
A change in your microbiome can significantly effect
👉🏻 Mood : anxiety, sadness, irritability, frustration
👉🏻 Stress Levels
👉🏻 Cognitive Performance and Mental Fitness
👉🏻 Overall Mental (and physical) Health and Wellbeing
Your Second brain (your gut) wants to feel healthy!
Visit my all natural (non GMO, dairy free, gluten free, side effects free) GUT BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS page to see what everyone is excited about!
Where should I begin on starting to implement supplements into my life?
FUNDAMENTALS PACK is something to check out if you are looking for a solid foundational gut health pack that covers all the basics.
EDGE is excellent for boosting: MOOD, MOTIAVTION and improving METABOLISM.
MOOD is great for building stress resilience and reducing all those big uncomfortable feelings like anxiety, depression, anger, irritability and more.
Not sleeping well? Low on energy? Need more protein in your diet? There is something for all of this as well. If you have any further questions about supplements please feel free to contact me through email, text or my contact page.
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