How Does Our Gut Health Affect Our Mood (Poster)


‘We are what we eat,’ the saying goes. But actually, we feel what we eat – as this poster, from our ‘Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma’ course helps to show. It shows the surprising link between our gut health and mood, which is more important than ever after trauma.

This is a free downloadable PDF.

Page 1 is a full-colour poster.

Page 2 is a low-ink, print-friendly version.

‘We are what we eat,’ the saying goes. But actually, we feel what we eat. One of the things I’ve found most helpful over recent years is to realise how much what I eat affects my mood – and therefore my ability to manage trauma symptoms and my mental health in general.

This poster is taken from our ‘Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma’ course which goes into the link between inflammation, gut health and mood difficulties such as depression and anxiety. Eating green leafy veg on its own won’t, of course, resolve trauma. But it does help a little!! – and inflammatory foods really do hinder (a lot). When the trauma itself is too overwhelming to deal with, perhaps we can switch focus instead to providing our body and mind with what it needs to do the work of recovery?

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