Your gut influences everything from your digestion to your mood to your immunity—it’s the foundation of your health, many would say. But because your gut touches so many functions in your body, it can be difficult to know what exactly triggers any gut issues you may have. Is it inflammation? FODMAPs? A lack of sleep? Yes, your diet can play a huge role, but other less obvious factors can wreak havoc on your gut without even knowing it.
Take it from Jeff Bland, Ph.D.: On this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, Bland shares some of the sneakier triggers that can impact your gut and overall health. We suspect you’ll be shocked at some of his findings below: