Probiotics for Moods and Stress? YES!

Probiotics for Moods and Stress? YES!

What do you do when your mood is off or you’re stressed to the max?

Eat ice cream? Binge watch Netflix? Call your bestie?

After reading this article, you may consider yogurt, a handful of walnuts, or maybe even some dark chocolate as your go-to mood-boosters and stress-busters.

Today, we’ll unpack some of the exciting (and preliminary) new research about the link between your gut health and moods/stress.

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Feeling Stressed? Here are Some Ways to Help Manage Life's Daily Challenges

Feeling Stressed? Here are Some Ways to Help Manage Life's Daily Challenges

So, what is stress exactly? “Stress refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, social, or emotional stimulus that requires a response or alteration to the way we perform, think, or feel.” (Phyllis A. Balch, 736)

Stress can be caused in all kinds of different ways; however, we do need some stress in our lives in order to function. It only gets problematic when we become overwhelmed with stress and lose control of managing it. Our bodies have a ‘fight or flight’ response, designed to deal with immediate dangers; however, in this busy modern world, our bodies tend to respond in this way a little too often, which can cause exhaustion of our adrenals.

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