Digestive and Gut Health Conditions
Why do I have digestive issues listed if I specialize in Depression?
Because I have often found they go hand in hand. Not always, but more often than not, there is a gut component to your depression, anxiety and/or ADHD. You may not even realize it because you have lived with these gut issues for so long, it is just normal to you and you don’t associate your gas and bloating or your acid reflux with your depression.
Because the gut and the brain are so closely intertwined, it is important for someone who is helping you to know about gut issues and also know what testing is best.
Everything is connected!
This includes but not limited to:
· GERD, acid reflux, heartburn
· Chronic constipation or diarrhea
· Gas, bloating
· Food sensitivities, food allergies
· Hiatal hernia
· Gallbladder removal
· Celiac Disease
· Stubborn excess weight
· Poor immune system/sick frequently
· Candida/yeast infections
So many of us live our lives with chronic digestive issues and just consider it normal. It is not normal to feel full after a few bites of a meal, or to wake up every day with heartburn. It is not normal to have loose stools 4 to 5 times per day or more or to only have a bowel movement once every other day.
Poor digestion and gut health can also lead to poor immune functioning. Do you seem to come down with every cold and virus that passes by or do you get upper respiratory infections that linger more than normal? Or for you, maybe it’s asthma or seasonal allergies. Whatever the symptom is, know that these and many other signs and symptoms are indicative that your gut health and your microbiome are out of balance.
You can restore balance to the gut microbiome and often times other symptoms are reduced (or disappear altogether) such as your anxiety, depression or ADHD symptoms.
When our microbiome is out of balance issues and symptoms can appear. These organisms that make up the microbiome perform a multitude of functions, including supplying critical nutrients to fighting pathogens to modulating weight and metabolism
If you want to know more about how Tru Foods Nutrition Services, LLC can help you start feeling better, contact Karen at 303-522-0381 for a free phone consult or to set up an appointment today.