The mind-body connection is important to living a healthy productive life. Treating the whole person involves creating a diet that promotes healing and positive change. At Fire Mountain, organic foods, nutrition, and probiotics are a part of a healthy nutrition program for our residents.
A recent article on NPR points to the importance and healing potential of certain types of bacteria in the digestive tract.
The article below describes recent studies that demonstrate the effect of gut bacteria on the mind. The article points out how the balance of bacteria in the gut can have an effect on the mind and the entire personality.
The article further points out that probiotics, the “good” bacteria found in foods like yogurt and kiefer, can play an especially important role in digestive and mental health. You can read the full article below.