Well, to begin with, your gut makes most of your brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. These are the things you need to be happy, to concentrate, to sleep well and have energy. Serotonin is one you might have heard of before.
Your gut makes these chemicals from your gut bugs, critters like E-coli and Lactobacilli.
The neurotransmitters move from your gut, through your bloodstream, and get shunted up to your brain to do their job.
If you have the right amounts of gut bugs, then they’ll make the correct number of neurotransmitters for you to keep you happy and alert.
However, if there’s not enough, then you’ll notice your mood might be low, you might have a foggy brain, and you won’t be sleeping well.
For some people, this might develop into conditions like depression and anxiety. New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease. Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. There have been studies in the last few years that suggest this correlation.
To feel better, you need to keep your gut bug levels right by feeding them enough fibre. There are three categories of these, called soluble, insoluble and resistant starch. Ensure you have six serves of veggies and two of fruit every day for starters.
Secondly, if you have gut issues, like cramps, pain and toilet issues, this can indicate inflammation in the gut. Gut inflammation sends a danger signal to your brain.
The danger signal activates your brain’s defenses, causing more inflammation. All that inflammation stops your brain chemicals from working and is a disaster for your mood.
So, get your gut issues sorted out ASAP if you want a better mood.
Long periods of stress can also spell danger for your gut bugs.
Your brain will send signals to your gut to stop it from working correctly.
When your gut’s not working correctly, it’s environment changes.
Like instead of it being a beautiful sunny day, it’s sudden stormy with huge thunderstorms!
Moreover, this change means your gut bugs can change too, and they won’t be able to make all the brain chemicals you need.
You know what that means? Yep, you’ll be in a bad mood!
Look for ways to deal with stress better and encompass health maintenance from a holistic platform- your body and your mind will thank you for it!
This blog was written by Adrian and Morgan from Living Holistic Health.
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