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09 FEB 2024 NUTRITION & WELLNESS 3 MINS READ 1532 VIEWS 50 SHARES

Gut Reset: Food For Thought

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Food For Thought 

Have you ever had a feeling in your gut that something just didn't feel right? It turns out that the relationship between our gut and brain is more than just a feeling. Our gut is home to trillions of tiny organisms like bacteria and fungi, collectively known as the gut microbiome. These tiny organisms impact our overall health significantly, including our brain health, mood and behaviour.

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Gut-Brain Axis

One way that the gut microbiome affects the brain is through a communication system called the gut-brain axis. Think of it as a highway that connects our gut and brain, allowing them to communicate with each other.

The gut microbiome influences the brain by producing chemicals called neurotransmitters. These chemicals can have a profound impact on our mood, anxiety, and stress levels. In fact, some researchers have suggested that certain mental health conditions like depression and anxiety may be related to imbalances in these neurotransmitters.

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But the gut-brain axis goes beyond neurotransmitters. Research has also shown that the gut microbiome plays a critical role in regulating our immune system. Gut bacteria can influence the production of proteins called cytokines, which help regulate inflammation in the body. And inflammation has been linked to, you guess it, a range of brain disorders, including depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer's disease.

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What about behaviour? Studies have also found that changes in the gut microbiome can have a significant impact on behaviour. In one study, mice who received a faecal transplant from depressed humans displayed depressive-like behaviours, while mice who received a transplant from healthy humans did not. This suggests that changes in the gut microbiome can directly affect mood and behaviour.

Your Gut Health Matters

So, what does all this mean for us? It means that we need to start paying more attention to our gut health if we want to support our overall mental health.

Eating a healthy diet that's rich in fibre and other nutrients canfoster a healthy gut microbiome and help stabilise blood sugar. And introducing probiotics into our diet - either through foods like yoghurt or supplements - can also be a helpful way to support our gut health.

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We are what we eat, and what we eat can have a profound impact on our gut health. This in turn can affect our brain, mood and even behaviour. By taking care of our gut microbiome, we can improve our mental health and overall well-being. It's never too late to start making healthier food choices and introducing probiotics into our diet, so let's give our gut and brain the nourishment they deserve.

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Here’s what you can potentially gain from the programme:

  • More effective weight management
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved serotonin levels (happy hormones) for better mood and mental wellbeing
  • Manage metabolic concerns, such as blood glucose, blood cholesterol and blood pressure  

Learn more about the BodyKey Gut Reset Weight Management Programme here.

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