Monday, October 14, 2013

It could all be in your?

There is no denying that some people think mental health problems are all in a person’s head.   Mental illness is real, it’s not imaginary and while there is a link to the brain, there may also be a link to the gut

New research is thinking that bad bacteria in your gut can produce toxins and make your brain toxic too….literally (for example, the bad guys might contribute to depression and anxiety)

The good news is that you can also produce helpful bacteria such as the bacteria in yogurt which just might, in turn, lift your spirits!

It’s all new research and if you don’t like yogurt, anything fermented might be just as good (as long as it’s not high in fat or high in sugar) You can also try yummy fermented things like sauerkraut!

Its thanksgiving weekend, so we’re not just talking turkey here (which contains the amino acid tryptophan that also can relax you)  

If you want to find out more: here’s the audio and story link….

Perhaps following your gut is too simple. 

I do know, though, that when I’m feeling down or uptight I need to do something about it or I never feel better. So instead of indulging in that piece of cake and regretting it later, please pass the yogurt!  There seems a new yogurt advertised weekly to tantalize your taste buds…but please don’t flavour it like turkey J

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