Most people are not aware that your mental health is directly tied to your gut health and microbiome.

Kumkum Patel, MD, a Board Certified, GI Doctor & Gut Health Expert, joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with how to know which foods can contribute to a healthy gut and which can potentially cause problems.

Eating probiotics and prebiotic-rich foods,  can help you take care of your gut.

Dr. Patel explains how to make that part of your daily routine.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.