#016 - Gut Health + Happiness: What's the Connection?

Gut what!?
 
Have you ever felt sluggish, without energy, or even have a stomach ache and you are not sure why? There is a reeeeally good chance your gut is trying to tell you something.
 
Your “gut” is everything in your digestive system, from your esophagus to your colon and intestines. The gut has been called by some researchers a “second brain." Your gut informs your body how it needs to feel. 
 
Not only does your gut send you signals when it doesn't like the food you're consuming, but there is also a connection between your gut and your mood and health overall (yes, I'm totally serious!). 
 
An unhappy gut is linked to:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Immune system dysregulation 
  • ...and even hormonal imbalances
It may be time to pay attention to what your gut is telling you! If you're feeling less than great, the food you are consuming may be a factor in that. 
 
We're only halfway through March, which means we have looooads more to talk about when it comes to gut health and providing your body with the right type of fuel to keep it going. 
 
Enriching your body with nourishing foods -- it's about time your gut gets a little TLC!
 
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