Many Americans have adopted a behavior of stress, forcing their bodies to constantly function in fight-or-flight mode. This stress cause immune system issues, period disruptions, sleep issues and keeps them from being able to properly digest food.
Food is metabolized differently when you’re stressed than when you’re relaxed. Quickly scarfing down a meal without looking at your food can cause a variety of digestion and gut issues.
Isabel Smith, a Registered Dietitian, offers advice on how to become more aware of your stress levels and develop self-care practices like journaling or exercising to improve your gut health. She also shares the top foods that keep your gut functioning as it should.
Listen as Smith joins Dr. Taz to discuss how stress affects your gut and digestion.