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mental overwhelm

Amanda discusses the connection between mental overwhelm and gut health. She notes that overwhelm can be experienced as a result of a variety of life stressors such as relationships, work dynamics, and client dynamics. It was also noted that the microbiome that lines the gut is necessary for the body to function optimally. Amanda explains that when these neurotransmitters are out of balance, it can lead to feelings of mental overwhelm. She also suggests ways to balance these neurotransmitters and improve gut health.


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 “Our microbiome is going to affect our mental overwhelm.” – Amanda Hinman


    • Mental overwhelm is a pervasive problem in our culture and can be a chronic and consistent issue for many people.
    • The microbiome, a collection of microscopic organisms that line the gut, is responsible for producing hormones and neurotransmitters that are necessary for the body to function optimally.
    • To improve gut health and balance neurotransmitters, it’s important to get adequate sleep, reduce stress, and eat a well-balanced diet.
    • Chronic, never-ending loop of thoughts, rumination, worry, or considerations may indicate an imbalance of glutamate neurotransmitter and not enough GABA neurotransmitter.
    • Balancing the brain-gut connection can lead to improved creativity, solutions, understanding, empathy, compassion, and patience.
    • Self-care is essential to improve mental overwhelm and gut health, and listeners should prioritize their health and wellbeing by being kind to themselves and taking time to focus on their needs.

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