Ask most people the question "What would it take to make your happier?" and the very last answer you are likely to receive is "Better gut health." But the fact is 95% of your bodies "happy hormone" is produced in your bowel (gut). When your bowel stops moving, the seratonin produced there, stops moving. The result is decreased mood and even depression.
The very first thing you shoud do is begin to become aware of how often your bowel moves. If you are depressed and feeling down, ask yourself if you are feeling constipated and bloated too. Very often you will find a correlation between the two. Thats because of the gut brain connection.
“The knowledge that signals are sent from the intestine to the brain and that they can be modulated by a dietary change is likely to lead to an expansion in research aimed at finding new strategies to prevent or treat digestive, mental and neurological disorders.”
Dr. Emeran Mayer, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCLA
So next time your bowel stops working of next time you feel depressed. Ask yourself one question that might strike you as a little strange at first. When was the last time your bowel moved? If your bowel has stopped moving (more than 24 hours) you will feel depressed. If you take a flight, your bowel may stop moving. One theory for this is that your bowel, although sensitive, is not a cognitive organ and although it senses the fact that you are 35,000 feet above the earth but has no way to respond. So it stops working to save you the bother, perhaps of trying to find a bathroom. If you take new medication or change your diet, your bowel may stop working. If you give us smoking, your bowel may stop working. If you go to festivals and drink alcohol and take drugs for 3 days, your bowel will probably stop working (not to mention your liver and your pancreas). And you will feel depressed. Your mood will be effected. Dont be surprised if you feel depressed. Do yourself a favour. Get a clear understanding of gut health. Have colonic hydrotherapy and a liver coffee enema as soon as you notice that your bowel function has changed. Dont wait until you are suicidal and making up reasons why. In many cases, it is physically related to the serotonin production in your bowel.
Consider having a food intolerance test along with colonic hydrotherapy, liver cleansing and probiotic implants. It consists of the following
Week 1: Colonic hydrotherapy - 1 hour
Week 2: Colonic hydrotherapy + Food Intolerance Test + Body MOT - 2 hours
Week 3: Colonic + Liver Coffee Enema/ Probiotic Implant - 1 hour
If you are interested in reading more about Gut Health, we offer a FREE book by author and founder of Vitality Centre clinics, Frances Flannery. Lets Talk About Happiness - The Ultimate Guide To Gut Health - is for anyone who wishes to learn how this humble organ has a profound and major influence on overall health and is intrinsically linked to mood.