In this double-blind study, probiotics decreased anxiety in CFS patients. This is one more example of the interplay of how we feel and our gut — which makes more serotonin and other “brain chemicals” than the brain does!
I recommend that probiotics be taken in “pearl” form, as otherwise 99.9% of the healthy bacteria get killed by our stomach acid.
For natural anxiety relief, also take an herbal supplement that promotes relaxation.
See the full article at the Gut Pathogens website.
Gut Pathogens 2009, 1:6doi:10.1186/1757-4749-1-6
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.