HOW DOING THIS 1 THING COULD HELP YOU WITH YOUR ANXIETY
Have you ever had bouts of anxiety or know somebody who has?
It’s just so common now. So you must have
Just to Clarify…
Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now.
I know a lot of my clients have suffered to one degree or another with it and so have I times!
I’m human after all!
It’s a very debilitating disease and is such a common mental illness in Britain now In fact so much so that 8.2 cases where recorded in the UK in 2013.
We’ve known for a while now the stress and anxiety you’re already carrying around in your brain can cause an upset stomach, but lately research has been uncovering the health of your gut also affects your mental health.
So what you GOT in your GUT?
Well let me tell you…
You’ve actually got over 5 pounds of bacteria in your gut and even though that sounds kind of gross it’s actually a good thing. And here’s why…
It’s because it’s not all bad bacteria!
We have bacteria that’s good also and it’s a delicate balance of the good and bad types that’s needed.
With typical Western diets that are high in processed foods and processed fats it’s easy for this bacterial balance to be thrown out of whack.
Serotonin is also produced from gut bacteria, and it has a profound affect on your mindset.
High levels of serotonin can cause a cheerful mood while low levels can cause depression, as well as low tolerance to withstand the everyday stress situations that we all encounter.
SO WHAT DIET IS GOOD FOR YOUR GUT THEN?
A diet that’s high in vegetables and fiber will be greatly more beneficial for the health of your gut than the typical Westerner diet made up of processed foods.
Artificial sweeteners have also been linked to depression and panic attacks. Even though most people think these are a healthier option because they’re marketed as zero calories they actually cause just as much harm as processed sugar does.
Eradicating wheat and grains from your diet will also improve your gut health. The more I research about grains and my own personal experience both tell me we really shouldn’t have a spot in our diets for them. But that’s just my opinion:)
Also get rid of all the sugar in your diet while focusing on eating more fermented unpasteurized foods.
SO IN CLOSING…
Even though the health of our guts can greatly influence our happiness it’s also important for us to take care of our minds.
Take the time to take care of yourself mentally by meditating, yoga and even surrounding yourself with a support group.
If things are really bad then I’d recommend finding a good therapist to help solve the anxiety being generated in your brain.
But with all the recent studies being published on the importance of a healthy gut we must now acknowledge that it’s a two way street and just by taking a probiotic and eating a proper diet can drastically reduce anxiety.
Hope this helps