GUT BRAIN + ANXIETY
Nutrition is becoming an increasing factor in looking at peoples mental fitness as well as their physical fitness.
The emerging research into the GUT- BRAIN connection is now providing information that may well aid people in managing anxiety and depression.
This is also becoming an interesting area to look into from a Brain Science perspective with Coaching and Counselling clients. To understand the connections between certain Neurotransmitters, hormones and motivation performance, self-esteem, and happiness.
Nutritional psychiatrists assert that the “gut-brain” connection is the crux of managing anxiety and depression for many. “The balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is essential for mental health,” said Dr. Uma Naidoo, a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School, culinary instructor at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and director of nutritional and lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. “An imbalance causes inflammation and an imbalance of the important hormones and neurotransmitters—melatonin and serotonin—in the brain.”