More About How Your Gut Biome Affects Your Thoughts…

I’ve been writing a lot about the gut biome lately. I started my journey down this road after reading this book by Dr Michael Mosely.

The fact is, science is learning a great deal about the trillions of bacteria in your gut and how they are key to all aspects of our health. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about how your gut affects your mental and emotional states.

I recommend this article from the New York Times about exactly this topic. It’s a fascinating read. I found this quote to be very interesting…

“As researchers better understand how the microbiome influences the brain, they hope doctors will be able to use it to treat psychiatric and neurological conditions. It’s possible they’ve been doing it for a long time — without knowing. In the early 1900s, neurologists found that putting people with epilepsy on a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein and fat sometimes reduced their seizures.”

Read the article and then I’d appreciate it if you come back here and leave your comments. I’d love to hear what you have to say.

4 Comments

  1. Good article. Yes, the connection between the microbes in the gut and the brain is fascinating and likely holds vast promise to new therapies for health. Let’s hope the drug companies (or supplement makers) don’t screw it up aiming for quick profits.

  2. I’ve been subscribing to a few health summits over the past few months. It’s amazing how many of the speakers refer to the microbiome. And how many different ways all those little critters affect us. I’ve always enjoyed my fruits and veggies, but now I’m learning to incorporate fermented foods into my diet. The microbiome and epigenetics studies that have been coming out have been fascinating!

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