I am asked this question all the time at the clinic-- How do I improve my gut health?! What can I do to help improve my mood, lessen anxiety, or help my child's focus? If you have these questions too, check out my downloadable guide that will help you step-by-step to heal your gut.
Your stomach, or second brain, helps regulate your happy hormones. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, intestinal upsets, this protocol may help! This guide will help you remove, repair, reinoculate, and replenish your gut flora.
Everyone has heard the saying, 'trust your gut' or experienced 'butterflies in your stomach'. This is because your gut and brain are actually connected! The gut-brain axis is a real thing and the more we study the connection, the more we find out how important your stomach really is! The bidirectional realationship between gut and brain have been linked to anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more!
'Dysregulation of the microbiota–gut–brain axis has been actively revealed in the context of various psychiatric diseases such as neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and depression,' states Current Psychiatry Reports.
Helping to heal your gut is essential for a good foundation to help with overall wellness and mental wellbeing. Life is like Jenga, constantly pulling and grabbing you in different directions. With a sturdy foundation you are more likely to stand strong and be more resilient to the pressure of the day. So, the long and short of it is, you ARE what you eat!
For more information check out these references:
Lee, Y., Kim, YK. Understanding the Connection Between the Gut–Brain Axis and Stress/Anxiety Disorders. Curr Psychiatry Rep 23, 22 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-021-01235-x
Jane A. Foster, Linda Rinaman, John F. Cryan,
Stress & the gut-brain axis: Regulation by the microbiome,
Neurobiology of Stress,
Volume 7, 2017, Pages 124-136
Hello! I'm Dillon Lambert, FNP-BC, a board certified family nurse practitioner. I live and practice in the Biggest Little City while raising a family. My interests include integrative medicine, nurse consulting. incorporating the outdoors into wellness planning, and hobby farming just to name a few!