“Reboot Treatment” BANISHES Anxiety in 1 Simple Step
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
My patient Mindy sat in my office. She’d come in because she was feeling anxious all the time.
“It’s like butterflies are living in my stomach,” she said.
I reassured her that people who are NOT anxious are the ones I’m worried about. The world is a scary place, and it often feels like it’s falling apart.
But that doesn’t mean Mindy, or anyone else, should be at the mercy of their anxiety.
If you find more and more you’re feeling like Mindy and you’ve got butterflies in your stomach, I’ve got some good news.
This “reboot treatment” banishes your anxiety in one simple step.
It turns out, Mindy might have been on to something when she mentioned the butterflies in her stomach.
Because the key to banishing anxiety lies in “rebooting” your gut microbiome.
Your microbiome is that collection of mostly bacteria in your gut, and it has a LOT to do with your overall health. And, as a group of researchers recently found, your microbiome also has a lot to do with your mental health as well.
A study published in the journal Clinics and Practice revealed that dysbiosis leads to several conditions… including anxiety and depression.
Dysbiosis is when your gut is no longer functioning healthily.
The reason the microbiome can affect your brain has to do with a connection between the two.
Some researchers call the gut a “second brain” because it contains many nerve cells and uses some of the same neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
In fact, this link even has a name: the gut/brain axis.
And the microbiome plays a strong role in what information is being transmitted to the brain. You can think of it this way: if your microbiome is messed up, your thoughts are too.
There are a lot of things that can knock your microbiome down: prescription drugs, additives in foods, chemicals in the environment, stress.
While you certainly can’t dismiss the crazy world we live in as a source of your anxiety, putting your microbiome in order can greatly help how you react to those daily stressors.
Restore your gut health by eating plenty of fermented foods like pickles and yogurt, take a good daily probiotic, and make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
P.S. Want another easy way to send your anxiety packing? Try this relaxing tea.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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