Discover the fascinating relationship between gut health and mental health in this episode of the Counselor Toolbox Podcast with DocSnipes. Learn how alterations in the gut bacteria can affect your mood and what you can do to improve your gut health. Listen now on alcoholfree.com!
Gut Health and Mental Health: How the Connection Between the Brain and the Gut Can Impact Your Mood
Disruption in the gut has a lot of consequences. A healthy gut absorbs nutrients sufficiently to support brain health.
In this episode of the Counselor Toolbox Podcast with DocSnipes, Dr. Snipes explores the fascinating connection between gut health and mental health. The research is clear: alterations in gut bacteria can impact our mood, leading to depression, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. But what exactly is the gut-brain axis, and how does it work? Dr. Snipes breaks it down for listeners, explaining the role of inflammation, stress, and leaky gut in gut health and mood symptoms.
She also offers practical tips for improving gut health, from incorporating prebiotics and probiotics into your diet to reducing chronic low-grade stress. At the end of the episode, Dr. Snipes encourages listeners to advocate for themselves and explore nutritional approaches with their doctor. Don't miss this informative and thought-provoking episode on alcoholfree.com!