It's no secret that stress can take a toll on your mental health. But what you may not know is that stress can also have a profound impact on your gut bacteria-the bacteria and other microorganisms that live in and on your body. When you're stressed, the bacteria in your gut can become imbalanced, leading to all sorts of problems like diarrhea, constipation and even obesity. Learning how to manage your stress levels is essential for maintaining a healthy microbiome!
2020 has dramatically affected Americans' mental health, and we haven't seen the full effects of it just yet. Between Covid-19, racial tension, the political atmosphere, economic uncertainty, and our children's education, a lot is piling up on many of us, and sometimes these things create one heavy mental load. The American Psychological Association said that they were ringing the alarm because "We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come." Here at Triquetra Health, we understand the importance of mental health, and if you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or depression, we hear you and are here for you.