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Gastrointestinal Problems Can Lead To Depression

Posted by naturalhealthmd on March 21, 2007

In a 2006 Boston University study from over 100,000 IBS ( Irratable Bowel Sydrome) patients, showed that people with IBS are 40% more likely to experience and get depression.  This can be also shown by the fact that woman are twice as likely to get depression and over twice as likely to get IBS as males. Not only is this, but over 60% of the body’s serotonin, which is the feel good part, inside the colon.  Many of you all may know that the “gut” is also considered the second brain. There are several neurotransmitters in the gut, the second most. This goes to show us that when our gut and colon are in good shape, the rest of our bodies will feel good.  

To combat IBS, one first and foremost needs to get the optimal amount of fiber/ day. This could be about 30 grams of fiber per day. I recommend about 40 grams per day for people that suffer from a gastrointestinal problem.   If anyone has suffered from IBS and Depression or knows of any solutions, please comment and let us know. If not, in about a week, I will have several natural solutions for IBS.  According to HIS institute of magazine, a product called Gasterol from The Natural Barn (www.thenaturalbarn.com) plays a major role in improving gastrointestinal problems).

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