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Can Bacteria Talk to Your Brain?

www.labroots.com ÇAN BACTERIA Talk To Your YOUR BRAIN? YOUR MICROBES AND MENTAL HEALTH Our brain and our digestive system are intricately linked. So closely linked, in fact, that some experts say it should be viewed as one system, with the gut often being referred to by scientists as "the second brain"..and the contents of this second brain can profoundly affect our first! THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS THE Bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we're growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we're adults. The ability of our gut to bidirectionally communicate with the brain, known as the gut-brain axis, is at the forefront of current research. X2 up to In just one person's body, microbes are estimated to weigh two to six pounds... THATS UP TO TWICE THE WEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE 30-10% of the population has functional bowel HUMAN BRAIN! problems at some point. 90 percent of the fibers in the primary visceral nerve, the vagus, carry information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around. 100 TRILLION The human body contains trillions of microbes, collectively called the microbiome. THE THE VAGUS NERVE DIGESTIVE The vagus nerve is believed to be a direct neuronal connection between the gut and the brain. When researchers in Ireland cut the vagus nerve in mice, they no longer saw the brain respond to changes in the gut! THE RIGHT STUFF The "right" gut bacteria interact on a hormonal level, helping to turn off the cortisol and adrenaline response that can cause long-term harm to the body. GOOD BACTERIA THERE ARE THOUGHT TO BE ARE AT WAR WITH x10 MORE BACTERIA THAN TOTAL CELLS IN THE HUMAN BODY! An imbalance of beneficial BAD BACTERIA... versus harmful gut bacteria, which is known as "dysbiosis", has been linked to a number psychological disorders... DID YOU KNOW THAT... THE GUT APPEARS TO HELP MAINTAIN BRAIN FUNCTION AND HAS BEEN INCREASINGLY PROVEN TO INFLUENCE OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS THE RISK OF PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS SUCH AS... AT LEAST AIMED AT THE GUT TO EXPEL AUTISM • ANXIETY KILL FOREIGN EVADERS! PERCENT DEPRESSION - STRESS & MAY EVEN PLAY A ROLE IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES ALZHEIMER'S AND PARKINSON 'S DISEASE SUCH AS... EXPERIMENTS IN MICE found changes in both brain chemistry and behavior. One experiment involved replacing the gut bacteria of anxious mice with bacteria from fearless mice and found that the mice became less anxious and more sociable. It also works the other way, with bold mice becoming timid when they got the microbes of anxious ones and aggressive mice calming down when the scientists altered their microbes by changing their diet, feeding them probiotics or dosing them with antibiotics... A RECENT ANIMAL STUDY SHOWED 2 OF STRESS WAS ENOUGH TO CHA NGE THE COMPOSITION OF GUT H MICROBIOTA By the time you are COMUNICATION Gut microbiome communicates with the brain through molecules that are produced by gut bacteria and then enter the bloodstream. These molecules are strong enough to 3YRS old your gut microbiota stabilises, change the behavior of mice. and its evolution THE IMMUNE SYSTEM continues at a steadier rate during adulthoog. MICROBES IN THE GUT INTERACT WITH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THIS IN TURN COMMUNICATES WITH THE BRAIN, SETTING UP A CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE GUT AND THE BRAIN. THE BLOOD STREAM THE BLOOD RELEASES BOTH NEUROACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND HORMONES. THESE THEN ENTER THE BLOODSTREAM WHICH THEN GOES TO . THE BRAIN! RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS ARE MORE SUSCEPTABLE TO ANXIETY-RELATED DISORDERS SUCH AS PTST A person's stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That's because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected – so intimately that they should be viewed as one system. Anthony L. Komaroff Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter HEALTHY GUT, HEALTHY MIND KETIR probiotic THE ROLE OF PROBIOTICS & PREBIOTICS Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics are naturally found in your body. You can also find them in some foods and supplements. Prebiotics are substances that induce the growth or activity of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria and fungi) that contribute to a individuals well-being.. The gut is a terrific place to start helping humans be as healthy, resilient, and robust in mind and body! КИАДУ Probiotic RAW CHEESE Probiotic Y0GURT Probiotic ASPARAGUS Prebiotic SOURCES THE KAVLI FOUNDATION NPR.ORG JOHNS HOP KINS CENTER SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS ASKMEN THE CONVERSATION 60ODTHERAPY.ORG labroots www.labroots.com BRAIN MICRO HOURS

Can Bacteria Talk to Your Brain?

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Your Microbes and Mental Health Your brain and your digestive system are intricately linked. They interact so closely that some say they should be taken as one system. The link is the vagus nerve, a ...

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