It is said that 33% of Women experience anxiety today. What is anxiety and how does it influence your life? Anxiety is said to be a general term for several disorders that can manifest as nervousness, fear, and worry. This feeling of uncertainty isn’t just produced in our mind but is immensely affected by our gut health.
Did you know that serotonin, a neurotransmitter we need to feel calm is produced in the gut? Production of this neurotransmitter is directly affected by your microbiome and the diversity of your gut bacteria. There are certain bacteria that can increase or decrease anxiety by influencing what neurotransmitters are produced or blocked and driven down a pathway that will increase anxiety or depression.
Your nervous system can be influenced by many different triggers including toxins, antibiotics, emotional stress, and even patterns passed down by generations that are influencing the way you respond to your environment.
The WNW team in this episode dive deep into discussing the multi therapeutic approach to shifting your relationship to anxiety and other mental health disorders. Suicide rates are up, people are on various drugs for depression and anxiety, we live in the most toxic times in our history, and these all play a role in our outward expression of our emotions.
In this episode learn about the various tests you can use to determine what is causing your anxiety, learn what triggers can influence your moods, and what to do about it. There is no cookie cutter approach that will ever resolve such a complex system, so going on antidepressant and anti anxiety medication may help you in the moment, however it is this multifaceted approach that can change things in the long run.