Woman suffering from a stomach acheMood instability, including disorders such as depression and anxiety, can make daily life extremely difficult. Even your normal routine of eating, working, and sleeping can seem daunting when your mind isn’t at its best. Your bar for optimal functioning goes from “things being easy” to “getting things done at all.” That’s not to mention the physical symptoms that go along with these disorders: difficulty sleeping, fatigue, weight fluctuation, and even stomach troubles. Yes, stomach troubles such as diarrhea, bloating, and nausea are actually surprisingly common in patients with mood instability. It’s no surprise to anyone who has ever gotten angry and irritable on an empty stomach that there’s a connection between what’s going on in your mind and what’s going on in your gut, but you may be surprised to find out that the results of a new study takes this link even further. Recent research shows that a gut bacteria imbalance may actually cause significant changes to both mood and behavior.… Read More