In the past many patients’ with gastrointestinal difficulties and IBS were labelled ‘neurotic’, however we know today that changes in the gut affect the brain and have a major effect on our mood by realising various chemicals. New research shows that the relationship can also evolve in reverse; people with mental health issues can develop troublesome guts.
How often, especially at Christmas do you hear the word stress in a sentence? Maybe you say it yourself, “I am just so stressed”, or “It was so stressful in town today”. Or maybe you have never felt stressed at all… ever. Now I know we are all unique, but I do find the concept of never feeling stressed difficult to get my head round!