The common sayings, “Trust your gut” or “I have a gut feeling” make a lot of sense when you consider the gut-brain connection. Whatever is happening in your gut, is happening in your brain! If your gut is disrupted, you feel bloated, inflamed or uncomfortable, you will likely also feel foggy, tired or unfocused mentally.
Besides the gut-brain connection, there is also a gut-immune connection! Up to 70% of your immune system is based in your gut. Allergies, getting sick often, autoimmune conditions, all stem from a weekend gut causing an overloaded immune system.