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The relationship between gut health and mood

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Have you ever wondered why your gut always tells you how you are feeling? Saying like “trust your gut” or “go with your gut”, where does it come from?

Our gut is related to our brain. Studies show that 90 percent of serotonin receptors are located in the gut, which means to feel good we need to make our gut feel good. The gut and brain axis are real.

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Our gut contains many different species of living microorganisms, these microorganisms maintain a healthy environment in the gut. Our whole body has microorganisms, but gut microorganisms have the biggest impact on our overall health. The gut environment is beneficial to both humans and microorganisms.

How can we improve our gut health? The key to improving our gut health is food. Studies recommend that we should always try to fix our food before trying gut-modifying therapies.

The best and only type of food that should be consumed is whole foods, when we consume whole foods which are nutrient-dense, high in phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals we can really increase the good bacteria in our gut. In contrast, when we eat ultra-processed food that contain chemicals, additives, preservatives, the bad microorganisms will increase as well.

As a result, with an increment in bad microorganisms in the gut one can develop dysbiosis, SIBO, and many other chronic illnesses. Also, we can experience symptoms such as bloating, abdominal distension, body pain, lethargy, and brain fog.

A recent study showed that maintaining a gut-friendly diet that consists mostly of anti-inflammatory food may be protective against depression.

Another thing that we can apply for optimal gut health that can also help enhance our mood is by taking different supplements such as zinc, magnesium, glutamine, omega-3, and probiotics. Both oral and IV Vitamin therapy would be beneficial. If you have a leaky gut, it is best to take IV Vitamin Therapy as it goes straight to the bloodstream and is absorbed better by the body.

After taking the IV vitamin, it will not only fix your gut but will also boost your energy levels, boost immunity and you will feel a real difference in your overall health.

Ref: Harvard Medical School, WebMD,Medscape

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