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56: The Connection Between Stress and Gut Health with Dr. Kinney
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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56: The Connection Between Stress and Gut Health with Dr. Kinney

Did you know that your stress levels have a serious impact on your gut health?


This has been coming up a lot in my clinical practice, so in this solo episode, I am explaining the correlation between the two and then I am giving you some tips to prevent the negative effects of stress on your gut!


I am breaking down all of the different ways that stress can affect digestion, lead to a leaky gut, cause diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.


To really understand how stress impacts the digestive system, I’m starting by describing what’s supposed to happen in a normal human being who’s not stressed in terms of the digestive tract. This is really important to understand for anyone – digestive issues or not.


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • How stress impacts the digestive system
  • Why it’s important to understand how your digestive track should work
  • The correlation between saliva and digestive fluid
  • What digestive enzymes do
  • Why saliva production goes down
  • Stress in relation to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) 
  • Tips to prevent stress-related GI issues


When you’re stressed, nothing works properly in the digestive system, so if you have any stress-related GI issues, I hope the information in this episode as well as the tips at the end of the episode really help you out. 


Whether you have had gut health issues for a long time like diarrhea, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome or you are just recently experiencing similar issues, you can get better!


If you’d like to work with me, you are welcome to call and set up a free consult. I treat these issues a lot! Head over to for all of my contact information.


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