“I have struggled with anxiety for years. Is my anxiety actually caused by my IBS symptoms?”
“I struggle with depression and am on anti-depression meds. I also have IBS. Are they somehow related to each other?”
If you have IBS-D or IBS-C, I’m sure you’ve asked some version of these questions in your battle with your IBS symptoms.
How do I know?
I battled IBS for years and know all too well the anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand with this horrible disease.
You find yourself constantly stressed and worried about your symptoms.
If you have IBS-D, you’re in a constant state of anxiety that you’ll have a flare up that could last hours into days…
Or, that you won’t be able to find a bathroom when you’re out in public because and go into panic mode…
You don’t want to have an accident in your pants … whether it’s the first time or the 10th time.
If you have IBS-C, you DREAM you could capture just a hint of that ‘urgency’ that’s a daily reality IBS-D sufferers as you have the complete OPPOSITE problem.
You desperately WANT to fully clear out your bowels on a daily basis. You are so sick of feeling stuck. And bloated. The air bubbles and gas…burping. The whole nine yards.
But, let’s be honest.
The ultimate fear is that you’ll have these problems for the rest of your life you’ll never find the root of what’s actually causing your IBS in the first place.
Interestingly enough… science clearly points to the fact that the gut and the brain are actually connected through what’s called the Gut-Brain Axis.
Your depression and anxiety are directly linked to your poor gut health and IBS.
There was a ground breaking study published in 2015 in the Journal Nutritional Sciences.
In this study they found that consumption of a probiotic created significant improvement in over 70 working class individuals from chronic depression and anxiety.
After this study, there was another ground breaking study published in the Nutrition Journal in 2016.
In this study they found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) significantly decreased their depression through supplementation of a probiotic over just an 8 week period.
Not focusing on the connection between the gut and the brain due to the Gut-Brain Axis could be fatal.
There is a suicidal death every 40 seconds according to the World Health Organization.
That’s approximately one million people a year.
This issue is pervasive in our society and you are not the exception.
Creating laser focus on empowering your body to heal your gut is the most important thing you can do, right now.
What you need to do is empower your body to annihilate the root of the problem and get your gut performing optimally which, in turn, begins to fire your brain on all cylinders.
This can dramatically improve the mood of anyone that we work with, naturally.
Your gut is directly connected to your brain through a Nervous System that you were never taught about in school.
This secondary nervous system called the ENS goes from the gut all the way up the spine and to the brain.
It is a way for the brain to literally talk to the gut.
It also creates the bulk of your important neurotransmitters.
You know, the feel good chemicals like serotonin and tryptophan.
Over 90% of those chemicals are created in your gut before they ever reach your brain.
It’s just like a well that you might have at your house.
The water is drawn up from underneath the ground and brought up to the house.
A similar action occurs between the gut and the brain.
The gut and brain are directly connected via what’s called the Vagus Nerve.
So, now that we know that the gut and brain are directly connected and in constant communication to one another, which came first?
You’re depression and anxiety?
Or a messed up, inflamed gut?
After digging into extensive scientific research and neuroscience, it’s pretty clear that a messed up gut plays a role causing IBS and leading to your anxiety and depression.
Yes, you need to rebalance your gut.
This is only a drop in the bucket to what it’s going to take to attack what’s really causing your IBS.
This is the BIGGEST mistake IBS sufferers make in trying to manage their symptoms. They are trying to stop their symptoms by only attacking the ‘tip of the iceberg ‘of the problem through using elimination diets, probiotics, supplements etc.
But if you attack the ROOT of what’s causing your IBS in the first place, you CAN put your symptoms into remission permanently with a 0% reoccurrence.
How? By getting to the root of the problem.
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