“All disease begins in the gut.” ~Hippocrates
Although it’s been over two thousand years since Hippocrates, who was Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, this statement has never been as true as it is today.
Your gut is the center of your mental and physical health. Your gut guides your overall well-being. If you want better digestion, and to manage your anxiety and depression, focus on rebuilding your gut health.
The gut has been called the second brain my scientists and researchers. From the documentary, The Connection, “It’s estimated that there are between 400 and 600 million neurons in your gut – that’s up to three times as many neurons than in the brain of a rat. You’re not conscious of your gut thinking, but the system produces about 95% of the serotonin and 50% of the dopamine found in your body.”
This is so important to healing! I’ll be honest. I didn’t believe it at first. When I started to be open to understanding why my gut health was so important through my own research and attending different workshops my life started to shift. I realized that the clinical depression and anxiety I was experiencing was partly due to my gut health and it was totally normal. There wasn’t something “wrong” with me, I just wasn’t aware of how much the foods I put into my body were effecting me emotionally and physically. Although I was eating “healthy” foods I needed to add in certain nutrients and take out certain foods to re-balance my gut health.
I had been eating a vegan diet at that time, but I began to experiment with it more. I started to add in more probiotics, drink less caffeine, take out wheat and corn. I began to feel an energy I never felt before. It makes so much sense. To keep our minds healthy we must also keep our gut healthy. I can talk about my life changing experience, but you have to try it for yourself to really understand how important your gut health is.
This is a great video from a doctor who works with healthy the gut naturally. It will take some time, but I can assure you it’s worth it to work on healing and sealing your gut. You deserve you feel like you again or maybe even for the first time. Keep being curious on your healing journey!