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How Does Gut Health Impact Mood

It’s no secret that our gut health can have a big impact on our physical health. But did you know that it can also affect our mental health? In fact, there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that gut health is closely linked to our mood and anxiety levels.
 
So how does it work? Well, the gut is home to a trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiome. This microbiome is important for several reasons, including helping to break down food and extract nutrients, producing vitamins and hormones, and protecting us from infection.
 
Recent research has shown that the microbiome can also influence the way we think and feel. For example, one study found that anxiety levels were significantly reduced in people who took probiotics (a type of supplement that contains live bacteria) for eight weeks. Another study found that people with depression had different types of bacteria in their gut than those without depression.
 
It’s no secret that the gut and the brain are connected. After all, they’re both responsible for keeping the body running smoothly. In fact, studies have shown that there is a strong connection between gut health and mental well-being. For instance, anxiety and depression have both been linked to imbalances in the gut microbiome. Additionally, research has shown that mood and emotion are directly influenced by the gut-brain axis. By addressing any imbalances and improving your gut health, you may be able to improve your mental health as well.
 
So what does this all mean? The research is continuing to grow, but the evidence is mounting that gut health is crucial for mental health. So if you’re feeling down or anxious, it might be worth paying attention to your gut. After all, it could be the key to improving your mood.
 
If you are struggling with MOOD, jump over HERE to grab your HAPPY MIND Pack to help target the Gut-Brain Axis and improve your mood. And, as always, reach out with questions or concerns or success stories! I would love to hear from you. 
 
Helping you #liveyourbestlife! 
Judith Labert

Judith Labert

I have over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions counselor, as well as focusing on Art Therapy, PCIT/Parenting and Trauma as my specialties. I added an Integrative Mental Health Certification as well as other holistic tools to help my clients.
Now as a Certified Life AND Certified Mental Wellness Coach, specializing in the realm of overall life balance and Mental Wellness, I am able to bring all of my skill sets to the table.
Through my own journey, I have discovered my passion of helping others become their best selves through an integrative approach, using holistic tools such as various art and therapy modalities, lifestyle coaching, emotional release techniques, aromatherapy, goal setting, mindset and more!

Judith
hi! I'm Judith!

I am passionate about holistic healing, emotional health & wholeness and helping people achieve their best lives authentically!

I’m a Certified Life AND Certified Mental Wellness Coach, specializing in the realm of overall life balance and Mental Wellness.

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