Covid has presented more than a few challenges, and we're not just talking about popping to the pub. Psychologically speaking it's been a doozy, with the Black Dog Institute estimating that 25% to 33% of the community to be experiencing high levels of worry and anxiety.
While we’ve talked about the gut-brain connection before, studies have shown that gut health can majorly affect your mental health, too. So, we thought we should give you the run down on the link between mental and health and the gut. Strap in, Nexba fam. It’s time to talk about feelings.
The connection between gut health and mental illness is not new news. In the early 20th century, a clever cookie named George Porter Phillips noticed that his patients who suffered from depression also suffered from digestion issues such as constipation. Phillips prescribed these patients a healthy diet and a fermented milk drink known as kefir that contained the probiotic named Lactobacillus to see if targeting the gut could ease the melancholia.