The gut-brain connection is powerful and more connected than you may think. Research has found that gut health and mental health are so intertwined that poor gut health can lead to stress and depression, and depression can lead to imbalanced digestive health. It can go either way, which is why stress reduction is such an essential part of getting your gut health in check.
Digestive health complaints are some of the most talked about health issues. So many people suffer from things like acid reflux, constipation, bloating, and even conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. While there are countless causes of digestive distress, stress happens to be a huge trigger.
Fall is in full swing, and some areas of the country may even be experiencing their first snow of the season. This means that winter is just around the corner which is often a time when our diets change yet again. We may have gone from a lighter and more refreshing fare to a little bit of a heavier diet in the fall. In the winter months, you may find yourself eating even heartier foods like crockpot dinners, soups, and stews. The great news is that even with a little bit of a heavier diet this time of year, you can include lots of gut-boosting foods into your diet to help keep your health in tip-top shape. Enjoying these foods is also a great way to help support the immune system all winter long.