Understanding How Your Gut & Mental Health Impact Each Other
Ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Or what about “butterflies” in your stomach?
Ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Or what about “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gut-brain connection is real, people!
Your GI tract is sensitive to emotion. Stress, anger, anxiety, sadness, and even elation can trigger gut upsets.
According to Harvard Health, the brain directly affects your stomach and intestines. For instance, the very thought of eating a cheeseburger can release the stomach’s juices before the food passes your lips!
Alas, this connection goes both ways. You see, your troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to your gut. That means your GI distress can be the cause or result of anxiety, stress, or depression.
Simply put, your brain and GI system have a very tight relationship. Read on to learn more about...