We all know (chronic) stress is not good for us, but did you know it has a direct impact on your gut flora and its diversity of bacteria? On this page we share further insights and articles, as well as tips on what to relax and better manage stress in your life.

Stress – good or bad?

Stress is a natural response to a challenging situation. However, when it becomes chronic, it can have serious consequences for both your physical and mental health. One of the lesser-known effects of stress is its impact on your gut flora. 

So, why exactly is stress bad for your health and gut flora?
Let’s start with the basics. When you experience stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is essential in small doses because it helps your body respond to the stressor by increasing your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. However, when cortisol is constantly released due to chronic stress, it can cause a host of problems.

  • Chronic stress can lead to inflammation throughout the body, because cortisol suppresses your immune system. This makes it harder for your body to fight off infections and heal from injuries. Inflammation can cause damage to your cells, tissues, and organs, which can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer in the long term.
  • Stress can disrupt the balance of your gut flora. Your gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, that help digest your food, produce essential nutrients, and even influence your mood and behavior. When stress disrupts the balance of these microorganisms, it can lead to dysbiosis, which is associated with a range of digestive problems, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Over time, dysbiosis can lead to inflammation.
  • Stress can also affect the permeability of your gut lining. When your gut lining becomes more permeable, it can allow toxins, bacteria, and undigested food particles to enter your bloodstream. This can trigger an immune response and inflammation throughout your body, which can lead to further health problems and is linked to chronic diseases.

In conclusion,

stress is bad for your health and gut flora because it can lead to inflammation, dysbiosis, and increased gut permeability. If you’re dealing with chronic stress, it’s important to take steps to manage it, such as getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, practicing relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga, and seeking support from friends, family, or a mental health professional. By taking care of your mental health, you’ll take care of your gut flora and promote overall wellness.

Below you can see some of our latest articles about stress, mental health and your gut health. For all articles and yummy recipes for a healthy lifestyle check out our gut health blog.

Here are some of our latest blog posts about stress and how to manage this on a daily basis.

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Four steps to help you manage your stress

Here are some tips on how you can manage stress using yoga movements, breathing exercises, sleep and healthy eating. These are all great techniques that can help you feel more relaxed, calm, and centered, even when life gets hectic. Remember though, managing stress takes practice and patience. Don’t expect to feel completely stress-free overnight, but with consistent effort, you’ll start to notice a difference in how you feel. And always be kind to yourself, even if you don’t always succeed in managing your stress as well as you’d like. You’re doing the best you can, and that’s enough.


A great way to release tension and stress in your body is through yoga exercises. Practicing yoga helps to regulate the nervous system — specifically the autonomic nervous system and its response to stress.


A popular breathing technique to reduce stress is called the 4-7-8 breath, which involves inhaling for 4 counts, holding your breath for 7 counts, and exhaling for 8 counts. Repeat this cycle several times, and notice how your body feels more relaxed and calm afterwards.


Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. To accomplish this it’s important to establish a relaxing bedtime routine. This can include things like taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to calming music.


A healthy lifestyle helps to feel better, have a higher immune system and be more energetic. This all helps you cope better with stressful situations – eating wholesome foods and ingredients can therefore have a calming effect and reduce anxiety or stress.

Below you can find yoga movements, breathing exercises and healthy recipes from our ambassadors to get you started!

Yoga movements

15min workout for busy mums

Stretches to release lower back tension

Yoga for relaxation and sleep

Breathing Exercises

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Manage your anxiety with your breath?

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Healthy Recipes

Crunchy seed breakfast fritata

Plant based poke bowl with miso dressing

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