Is your Gut Making you Depressed?

Until recently, we didn’t know how much our gut and brain interacted. Some people thought that our brains controlled everything we did, consciously and subconsciously. They were wrong! It’s now well established how much our gut controls our overall health and wellbeing (especially our mental wellbeing!). Some of us have a sense that there is a connection because we often feel emotions in our gut. For example, when we’re scared we can get a “knot” in our stomach. Or, feeling sad or anxious can affect our appetite and the number of bathroom trips we need to make. Plus, many digestive issues often come with mood issues. Recent research confirms a gut-brain connection, a.k.a. “axis.” This microb

Probiotics for Gut Healing and when you SHOULDN’T take Them

Our digestive tract is the center of your body, the core of all wellbeing… it is your EARTH. Like the earth we live on we need a balanced variety of living biology for it to stay happy and healthy. This is called our microbiome! What is the microbiome? There are huge microbiome colonies in multiple places in and on our body, but since we are talking gut health I am going to narrow in on the biggest one which is in our colon (aka: large intestine). This mostly consists of bacteria but there are also some yeasts and viruses. The microbiome in our colon is massive; bacteria here usually outnumber our own human cells 10 – 1 and each person can have around 1,000 strains. Microbiome Health Benefit

[Expert Interview] 5 Natural Strategies to Calm your Anxious Mind

The truth is that the majority of my clients with chronic tummy trouble or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) also battle depression and anxiety (The stats currently show 60-70% actually!). The gut-brain connection is sooooo powerful that both need to be nourished during any digestive healing protocol. So I am so excited to have interviewed Tina Cufaro today, a Mental Health Nutritionist who helps women nourish their minds and bring peace back into their life. 5 NATURAL STRATEGIES... Magnesium: 80% of people diagnosed with depression are magnesium deficient it plays an active role in the nervous system and the body's stress response (HPA Axis) aids in the support of important catecholamines li

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