A teenager in Boston was treated for severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an array of digestive problems using probiotics and antibiotics. In essence, mental health was treated by focusing on gut health. According to the treating physician, “after six months, Mary’s symptoms began to disappear. And by a year, they were gone. Today, three years later, Mary is a senior in high school and has no sign of either mental disorder.” In another case, a high school boy, Adam, struggled with ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders. After being taken off a lifetime of medication, she was treated with probiotics (live bacteria and yeasts) – the results and positive outcomes from this treatment amazed her friends, family and teachers.
While you and your loved ones may not be affected by conditions as severe and disruptive as OCD and ADHD, what if we told you that what you ate could be impacting your anxiety? Continue reading
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