Our guts have taken a beating this year from the continual myriad of stress, uncertainty, and disruptions to routine. If we aren’t still in lockdown, many of us are working from home, we have cut down on social activities diminishing many opportunities for incidental exercise.
Coming out of winter it’s all too easy to fall deep into comfort, instead of nutrition. In a nutshell: we are stressed out, eating more, moving less and I, for one, am feeling sluggish.
“Psychological and emotional stress can affect gut microbiome balance,” Mikhaila Todd, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, specialising in gut health, tells Mamamia. “And when your gut is unhealthy, your whole body is at risk.”