Antidepressants And Immune System
Do you take antidepressants or do you know someone that does? Are you concerned about how those pills may interfere with your gut health? With much focus beginning to be written about the relationship between your gut health and mental health and antidepressants, it might be good to address how one affects the other.
I had two people ask me recently whether they should stop taking antidepressants and focus on a significant amount of pharmaceutical grade probiotics or whether probiotics could ultimately become a substitute for antidepressants. My answer is/was/always will be, 100% no. Probiotics are not medicine or pharmaceutical drugs. They don't need to be prescribed by a physician, and in most instances are not used to get your body to do or not do something it is supposed to do. Probiotics are simply living organisms (bacteria) and part of living foods that go to enhance and nourish your overall well-being and gut health.
The bottom line of everything that it is important to note that there is a strong correlation between your mental health and your gut health, your brain and your digestion. The ability to rationally and cognitively think through and process day-to-day activities are directly related to how well your gut processes the nutrients from the foods that you eat. To me that is so simple. Once you understand the simplicity of what probiotics do, you might focus on doing everything that you can to enhance that.
Your mental health depends on hormones and the regulation of them. Those "happy" hormones like dopamine, GABA, and serotonin are produced in your gut. Those hormones ultimately affects your mental health. That's the crucial component of having a strong mental awareness. What's the takeaway? Take probiotics in conjunction with everything else that you're doing to support your gut health, and ultimately your brain health.
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms where you hang out.
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