How the Gut Influences Mental Health

By Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA

Your gut influences your mental health, and this blog is going to teach you how. Have you ever heard of psychobiotics for anxiety? There is a superhighway linking your gut and your brain which work collaboratively to create the foundation of your emotional, mental, and physical health.

You have your own unique microbiome that formed when you were very young, but what you eat and who you hang out with impacts your gut moment-by-moment.

Psychobiotics are types of probiotic bacteria that have been shown to directly impact your mental health. Research has shown that certain bacteria have the power to calm anxiety, relieve depression, promote focus, and actually heal the gut and brain.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “leaky gut, leaky brain”? This statement refers to how inflammation and damage in your gut, or digestive tract, can cause similar damage in the brain causing anxiety, depression, mood swings, digestive upset, hormone irregularities, and much more.

Psychology Today is considered one of the most reputable sources for up-to-date information on mental health and I have been invited to be a contributing author. Check out my article on Mood, Mind, Microbes where I have partnered with Omnibiotic to teach you how to heal your gut and brain using psychobiotics.


Much love,

Dr. Nicole

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Whenever considering changing your protocol whether it includes a change of medications, supplements, diet or lifestyle, always speak with your primary care physician first.

Dr. Nicole Cain is an advocate for empowering people around the world to help themselves via her educational free resources, online courses, and membership group. You can receive the tools you need to find the root cause of your symptoms and feel healthy again.