There's a Huge Link Between Your Gut Health and Your Mood

I have bad anxiety. It's always there, pulsating underneath the surface of my skin, waiting to spill over and even become debilitating if I don't have it under control. Managing it is an everyday, every-minute, every-moment process, and it's always going to be there. Since being diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder a few years ago, I'm always looking for new, better ways to manage my anxiety.

It's interesting to look at how the attitude around mental health—and more specifically, the resources we have for improving our mental health—has changed. One promising area of study has looked at the system in our bodies called the gut-brain axis and found that our guts play a huge role in our mental health. Let's take a look at some of the research.