We will never stop saying it: our gut has a direct impact on our mental and overall health. How your gut feels is how you feel.
I know what you’re thinking: “Thanks for the tip. But how am I supposed to know how my gut feels?”
Good question. There are a ton of tests you can take to show the health of your gut. But the reality is – if you’re eating a SAD (Standard American Diet) which is full of gluten, dairy and processed foods… you probably have an unhealthy gut.
Side affects of this can be anxiety, poor digestion, constipation, the list goes on.
Great. So now you’re thinking, “What do I do about it?” As Dr. Ian mentions above, it’s important to get on a high quality probiotic.
- A Probiotic: A live microorganism of which we have billions naturally occurring in our gut – some are good and some are bad. It’s the balance of the two that keeps it healthy, and a probiotic is what can help that balance.
- Diet: Try to cut out sugars and processed foods. Pro tip: If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, you probably shouldn’t eat it.
And just know, we are are all in the same [not so sturdy] boat of not having the healthiest gut. But the good news is that you can turn it around and feel the difference.