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The Gut’s Critical Relationship to Mood and Weight

I’ll be giving a lecture at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in February on the relationship of gut, hormones and mood. For those interested, check out this article linking obesity and diabetes to depleted and/or missing gut bacteria. Information is also available linking anxiety and depression to depleted gut flora. This isn’t hack science; the gut contains 100 million neurons and makes the bulk of the neurotransmitter seratonin, linked to sleep and well-being. I am fascinated with this topic and its relation to mental health and healthy weight:
A healthy gut is the hidden key to weight loss
New research shows that maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut can prevent weight gain and metabolic problems like diabetes.

Christine Dupres, CHt / Ph.D.

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