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Stress hormones may affect gut health & weight

Hormones can influence, not only the way we feel, but our gut health and whether we are a healthy weight too.

Over the next couple of blogs we’ll explore a few of these hormones.


Firstly, adrenaline and more importantly cortisol are released by the adrenal glands in response to stress. They help the body prepare for 'flight or fight' by making glucose and other nutrients more available for rapid movement, while suppressing non-essential bodily processes like digestion.


This can be why poor gut health can be exacerbated when we are feeling stressed and some of us experience, either weight gain or weight loss during longer periods of stress. Therefore understanding what causes and reducing stress may help is to have a happier gut and maintain a steady weight.


If you would like help in improving your gut health or losing or gaining weight please contact me for a no-obligation chat to see if my nutrition services my help you.


Happy Eating,


Nina Thomas

BSc (Hons), MSc, ANutr

Registered Associate Nutritionist & Food Scientist


Call: 07958 765337



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