The vast majority of people with mental health diagnoses also have digestive symptoms. Likewise, the vast majority of people with digestive symptoms and diagnoses, like IBS, bloating, and IBD, also experience anxiety, depression and other mood issues.
While industrial medicine seems to view this as an unfortunate coincidence, we actually understand that these are actually not separate issues. About 80-90% of our neurotransmitters are made in our gut. When we lack enough beneficial bacteria, then we’re not able to make things like dopamine or serotonin very well.
Fortunately, as your gut function improves you’ll likely notice an improvement in mood as well, whether you experience anxiety or depression or just feel a bit flat.