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058 How the gut affects your mood and hormones | Brittney Prendergast

I wasn’t a person who suffered with tummy related issues… for me it was the emotional and mental struggles with anxiety and depression was how my gut issues were showing themselves
— Brittney Prendergast

A difficult childhood with anxiety and panic attacks gave Brittney the drive to learn how to heal. Sadly after miscarriages, her thirst for knowledge led her to exploring more about hormones which in turn uncovered the linkage between gut health, mood and hormones. Brittney is an author, holistic wellbeing coach and now trains others to follow their passion in the wellbeing space.

We cover a lot of ground in a short time and you will come away with a clear understanding that your health begins in the gut.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Brittney Prendergast

We spoke about

  • From a childhood with anxiety and panic disorder to teaching gut health
  • What does good gut health look like
  • What is leaky gut
  • Linkage between leaky gut and chronic disease
  • 3 step process to heal the gut
  • Eliminating troublesome foods through substitution
  • Relationship between mood disorders and gut health
  • The link between poor gut health and your hormonal function
  • Appreciating and nurturing our body

Value Quotes 

“We have more bacteria in our bodies than we do human genes and good bacteria have a purpose”

“Foods that would normally have been contained in the gut are now floating free in the bloodstream which was intended to be completely sterile”

“Leaky gut is present in a majority of diseases and therefore leads to this chronic state of inflammation in the body”

“I wasn’t a person who suffered with tummy related issues… for me it was the emotional and mental struggles with anxiety and depression was how my gut issues were showing themselves”

“Foods created in a laboratory are wreaking havoc on our bodies as they do not understand what these foreign objects are”

“There is nutrition in raw honey that there isn’t in refined white sugar and second the body understands it”

“Little by little when you take on just one thing at a time, a year down the road you can have a complete transformation and transition in the way you are eating”

“Beside food culprits of leaky gut, things like pain killers and pharmaceuticals are a big big cause of gut permeability”

“Most of our serotonin, our happy juice is produced in the gut”

“The gut flora is transferred to your baby when it’s born” (by natural birth)

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Brittney Prendergast at:

Website:  www.holisticwellnesscoaches.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/holisticwellnesscoachingacademy/

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