The hard-wired connection between our gut and our brain is the vagus nerve.
The state of our gut health influences our brain health.
Bi-directional communication occurs between the gut and the brain.
Dysbiosis (having unfavourable proportions of gut bacteria) can lead to neuroinflammation.
Problems such as leaky gut can lead to immune system activation and downstream inflammation in the body, through a combination of immune factors and oxidative stress.
Heal your gut and you heal your mental health symptoms!
Did you know that the vast majority of serotonin is produced in the gut? Along with several other neurotransmitters. And studies have found alterations in gut bacteria populations across a range of different psychiatric diagnoses.
There are even some studies out there showing benefits of probiotics when it comes to depression and anxiety, alt