Do you ever feel depressed? Full of anxiety, stressed, moody, or just plain down? It can be frustrating when you just can't seem to figure out why you are always feeling down. This could be due to an imbalance in the gut. Did you know that 90% of serotonin is manufactured in the digestive tract? At all times we have good bacteria & bad bacteria in our gut which play a role in how our immune responses are regulated. If we are chronically stressed, eat processed foods, have un identified food intolerances or allergies, and a heavy toxic load this can cause inflammation and imbalances. I
If you are chronically feeling depressed or having issues with digestion I highly suggest focusing on healing your gut health. It can make a world of difference in how you feel, think, look, metabolize and absorb your foods.
Here are some tips to help you with healing your gut:
Avoid Processed Foods: they will increase inflammation, are full of sugar, aggravate the gut lining
Consume bone broth at least once a day: It is full of gut healing nutrients such as glutamine and glycine. It will help to strengthen the gut lining.
Eat probiotic rich foods such as goat Kefir, sauerkraut, and take probiotics
Eat healthy fats: they will nourish your body and your brain which is essential in recovering from depression and other stress related disorders.
Avoid inflammatory foods
Consume Aloe Vera
Consume Slippery Elm
Consume Licorice Root
The main things to focus on are: probiotic rich foods, bone broth ( for its glutamine content which helps to heal the gut), avoiding inflammatory foods, and reducing stress. As well as identifying any imbalances in your gut.
I hope this helps anyone who has been suffering from digestive issues or depression.
Xoxo Jessica Rose