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Does your gut RULE YOUR HEAD?

Anyone who’s experienced ‘butterflies’ in their stomach before a big event or felt sick during a stressful situation knows just how emotions and the gut can feel closely linked at times. Now research has also found that your gut could actually be ruling your daily mood.

‘For a long time, we knew that the brain controlled the gut and its workings, but now we’re gaining more evidence on how it can affect our emotional state,’ says health psychologist Dr Meg Arroll (drmegarroll.com). ‘We’re just beginning to understand how gut health is related to low mood and anxiety.’

When you think about your gut, you may picture food digesting in your stomach, but it’s the microbiome inside the large bowel

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