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ADHD Stomach Battles...The Gut-Brain Connection Uncovered

Updated: Jun 11

Yes, your stomach problems may be related to ADHD too!! Studies show that ADHDers actually have an altered gut microbiome.

Many ADHDers frequently experience...

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Acid reflux

  • Excessive flatulence

  • Abdominal pain

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea

The most common causes for our stomach problems are stress and anxiety.


80% of serotonin is produced in the gut. This is why ADHDers are likely to deal with depression and why we can get 'hangry'.


Individuals with ADHD are up to 2x more likely to also suffer from IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)!


  • CONSIDER...

    • Are you taking on a potentially stressful role or task?

    • Is there a big life change or something throwing off your daily routine?

    • Are you trying new medication or supplement?

    • Has your diet changed?


  • SEROTONIN, BABY! We can reduce stomach problems caused by anxiety by increasing our serotonin levels. Sunlight, Vitamin D, movement and deep belly breaths are some of the best natural serotonin generators.


  • FOOD JOURNAL If you suspect that your diet may be affecting you, try tracking what you eat and how you feel in the hours following. Do spicy, dairy, greasy, or gluten-containing foods upset your digestion?


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Gotta go,

Brooke


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