Is Depression & Anxiety in your Stomach?
In an excellent article from Scientific American it states a finding that Chinese Medicine has known for 1000’s of years. Everything is connected.In Chinese Medicine we call it Dampness; a feeling of sluggishness in the digestive tract, bloating, unexplained weight gain, loose bowel movements, & constipation. In Western terms this can be a sign of unwanted or "bad" bacterial growth in the digestive system. Main contributors that help breed unwanted bacteria are Stress, Alcohol, Coffee, Processed Foods, Wheat, Dairy, Eating late at night and Prescription drugs. This also contributes to feelings of lethargy that leads to Depression & Anxiety.How to keep healthy bacteria in your digestive system? Alkaline green foods and Probiotics. Udo’s Adult choice is a great option.As a result we have poor absorption of Vitamin B6 which is crucial to support mood function. This vitamin helps to develop the nervous system and brain function, to relieve nausea, skin inflammation, and breaks down carbohydrate. Foods with a high B6 value - Tuna, Garlic, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Salmon, Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes."U.C.L.A.’s Mayer is doing work on how the trillions of bacteria in the gut "communicate" with enteric nervous system cells (which they greatly outnumber). His work with the gut’s nervous system has led him to think that in coming years psychiatry will need to expand to treat the second brain in addition to the one atop the shoulders." - Scientific American