Belly Brain:

Your Women's Health & Wellness Resource

With weight loss, fitness & wellness program reviews, supplement reviews and lots more, Belly Brain is here to help you achieve lasting healthy habits and routine changes! A holistic approach is critical for overall health.

In particular, women of all ages should understand the important role that their gut plays in the gut-brain connection.

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What’s the "Gut-brain Connection"?

Your brain and gut have a communication system. Neurotransmitters – your body’s chemical messengers – connect the gut and the brain and help regulate emotions.

For example, a large portion of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that contributes to you feeling happy) is produced in the gut. Your gut also has 500 million neurons that physically connect via the central nervous system to your brain.

Nearly 2X

Women are almost twice as likely to have common digestive issues, like IBS, vs. men1


Of our immune system is located in our gut 2


Of your body’s serotonin, a major mood-regulating hormone, is produced in the intestine 3

100 trillion

Microorganisms from over 500 species live in your gut4

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about our weight loss & fitness product evaluations – or any general women’s gut health questions? See FAQs here or contact us online

While a primary goal of our website is to objectively review, compare and evaluate popular and emerging women’s health products, including for weight loss, we’ll ALWAYS recommend to try proven weight loss methods such as exercise and proper nutrition in combination with a supplement for a holistic day-to-day approach. 

There is no “one-size-fits-all” method for safe and healthy weight loss, so it’s important to stay informed. If you ever have questions about a specific diet plan or supplement as part of your overall wellness plan, please consult with your physician first.

Gut health is essential to weight loss or gain. By taking probiotics, you can help balance gut microbes, which could aid in weight loss.
One study of individuals who took probiotics while they had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and mild depression or anxiety showed their symptoms greatly improved after six weeks. Another study showed prebiotics significantly reduced stress hormones in the body, which resulted in a healthier gut.
There are many probiotic and prebiotic supplements out there and not all of them are high quality, so do your research first.

Probiotics are beneficial live bacteria that can offer you a range of health benefits – or as Mayo Clinic says, “maintain or improve the ‘good’ bacteria (normal microflora) in the body.”

Prebiotics, on the other hand, are fibers that act as food for that healthy bacteria and, by helping it grow in your gut, can make your digestive system work better.

Reviewed Products & Programs

Get the scoop with Belly Brain reviews of top health programs and products and how they can help you with sustainable daily wellness habits. More coming soon!

Weight Loss + Metabolism

Top Womens' Probiotics: Axis Trebiotic, More

Modere Trim Review: Does it Work for Weight Loss?

LeanBean Review

TrimTone Review

Fitness, Yoga, Mindfulness

Best Apps for Managing Anxiety: see Belly Brain picks here

Best Women's Workout Apps: recommended smartphone apps for women on the go

Top Online Yoga Programs: Yoga Download, Yogi Approved & More

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Julie Reynolds, LPC, talks about the brain-gut connection and offer tips & motivation to help you manage stress & anxiety, mom life, confidence building, healthy eating and much more… 

With emerging research on the connection between mental wellness and your digestive system, it’s time to learn how to start healing your body from the inside out!

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