If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, brain fog or ADHD, the answer to relief might be found in your gut!
We are all familiar with how feeling nervous can cause us to have “butterflies in the stomach” or how difficult it can be to eat when we are going through a crisis. As clinical research becomes more advanced, this brain-gut connection is now understood to be a two-way street.
In other words, your gut health can have profound effects on your brain health – especially with regards to anxiety, depression and concentration.
When the gut isn’t “happy” neither is the brain. Gut imbalances caused by various factors can lead to intestinal inflammation, compromising the gut lining and leading to a condition known as “leaky gut”. The result is unrecognized food sensitivities and immune reactions causing chronic inflammation in the brain. As an example, about 80% of people with irritable bowel syndrome also suffer with some sort of mood or anxiety disorder, including major depressive disorder and panic attacks.
The tricky part is that you might not experience any overt digestive symptoms. This process can be “silent”. The only place you “feel it” is by the impact this inflammation has on your brain.
Gut health can be healed and restored with herbs or supplements and therapeutic foods once the cause is determined. The most common cause is an unknown food sensitivity, but sometimes pathogens can also be involved.
Both of the Lotus Point nutritionists, Ann Keating and Katherine Lambert, are skilled in helping you determine if your digestive wellness is impacting your mood and also in healing your digestive tract. To help you learn more about this important aspect of your health, we are offering a webinar.
April 24 7:30 – 8:30 pm
This webinar will help you gain an understanding of the connection between your digestive wellness, gut microbiome and your brain health.You will learn about the digestive issues, including undetected food sensitivities, that most commonly impact anxiety, depression, concentration and ADHD. We will also explore how gut bacteria, good and bad impact this, and how to optimize this aspect of your health. Tips for improving digestive wellness will be given and there will be time for questions. You will also receive a copy of the slides in PDF format.