Do you ever feel that your mind is affected by your health?
Perhaps, for example, on top of your ‘usual’ symptoms (whatever they may be, if you have them) you also suffer with things such as mood swings, depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, negativity, brain fog, or anxiety?
If so, you are far from the only one…
Many of the people I speak with who have chronic health problems are suffering with these to some extent.
A doctor might just tell you it’s your personality, or that you need meds, or you are just feeling fed up about your health.
But there is actually often a more explainable reason for it…
You see, even those these issues are more apparently linked to the brain/mind, they can all have their roots in the gut.
Our brains are very much linked to our digestive system.
In fact, around 90% of our serotonin (which is the main neurotransmitter for regulating mood) is made in the gut.
When we are deficient in serotonin (which people with gut problems commonly can be) then mental health problems (such as those mentioned above) can be the result.
In fact, many antidepressants work by blocking serotonin receptors in the brain (and so is just another example of medication trying to mask over the problems rather than actually addressing the root cause).
When we test many of our clients, we can often find they have parasitic or bacterial infections, or candida/yeast overgrowth.
These not only block the production of things such as serotonin, but also can cause serious digestive problems, and release toxic by-products into your body, affecting your health in many ways.
Therefore, to resolve the problem for the long term you need to get to the root cause…
…and that almost always means fixing your gut issues.
I’ve had someone tell me before she wants to work with me on fixing her IBD, but first she wants to sort out her depression.
The fact is, addressing gut health can often (not always) be an important factor in depression.
It’s not only caused by serotonin problems though…
If you have nutrient deficiencies then your mood will be seriously affected.
B vitamins, for example, which many people are deficient in, play an important role in the production of serotonin and dopamine.
Also, our gut bacteria is crucially important.
Studies have actually shown that when you change the balance and type of bacteria in mice, then it changes their personalities and behaviours.
Now don’t get me wrong. Some mental health problems don’t solely have their root in the gut (especially things such as PTSD or Bi Polar, or in the case where there has been some kind of head trauma), and I’m also not saying that medication is never necessary, but gut health can be a critical factor to work on.
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