It specifically indicates that leaky gut may have a direct link to depression, further stating that the causes of leaky gut are:
- regular use of painkillers and/or antibiotics
- infections (such as HIV)
- autoimmune disorders
- alcohol abuse
- inflammatory bowel disease
- gluten hypersensitivity
- severe food allergies
- radiation therapy
- inflammatory disorders
- psychological stress
In an article I posted here in May of this year: Improving Gut Health Improves Mood, I had already discussed the fact that scientists have been demonstrating for some time that what lies in our second brain - the gut - may very well influence our mood, indeed, whether we are depressed or not. In other words, healthy bacteria - or the absence thereof - in our gut affects our mood.
Please become proactive with your own health. Not by becoming your own doctor, but by informing yourself, so that you are also able to have a say in it. Believe it or not, this too, is part of loving yourself.
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