It’s a proven fact that there is a powerful connection between the brain and the gut
Studies have shown that people who suffer from anxiety often also display symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome.
This is known as the gut-brain axis. A bidirectional communication system between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. In other words, it’s a two-way street where the brain can affect the gut, and the gut can affect the brain.
A study in 2016 found that for around a third of people in the study, anxiety came before the gastrointestinal disorder, and for two-thirds, having a disorder like IBS came before anxiety or depression.