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"Pay attention to your gut-brain connection – it may contribute to your anxiety and digestion problems" - Harvard Health PublishingIt's not a new theory. The gut-brain connection is a proven idea that explains those "gut-wrenching feelings" or "getting butterflies" when we are anxious, nervous or upset. The chemicals in our bodies that govern our fight-or-flight emotions can trigger gastrointestinal symptoms. Much in the same way your mouth waters right before having a delicious meal, your brain sends signals to your gut to let it know what's coming. "Therefore, a person's stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That's because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected," explains Anthony L. Komaroff, editor in chief of Harvard's healthbeat.If you're dealing with stress or anxiety, you may also be suffering from a gut health imbalance. If you're suffering from heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, your brain health could be a factor.
Take this quiz to find out if poor gut health may be standing in the way of optimal mental stability.
When considering balancing the gut, a powerful probiotic followed by a natural olive leaf extract regimen can be helpful with brain fog, nutritional absorption, regulating bowels, balancing the gut microflora, and removing Candida (yeast overgrowth).
For more detailed information on this important topic, including how taking antibiotics will affect your response to Daily Essential Nutrients, visit the Gut Health & Nutrient Absorption Q&A section of www.GetHardy.com.