This morning I read this article, “The Mind-Gut Connection: We Are What We Eat.” The gut-brain connection is strong. It makes total sense that so many of us experience anxiety and depression with c-diff (and our messed up microbiomes).
“The health and diversity of our microbiome seems to play a role in our mental wellness. An unbalanced or sparse microbiome has been linked with depression and anxiety. One of several ways a healthy microbiome helps protect against depression appears to involve its important role in modulating inflammatory pathways and in mediating the stress response. There is growing evidence that chronic inflammation and chronic stress contribute to mental disorders such as depression.”