Thought we’d share this intriguing article from the Psychology Today. It’s titled Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Mood, Thoughts, and Brain.
It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we piqued our interest:
What has become evident is that patients with psychiatric disorders have different populations of gut microbes compared to microbes in healthy individuals. Also stress and stress hormones such as cortisol can have a negative impact on our microbiome. And all of these factors interact in complex ways with the immune system. As the knowledge of the exact nature of brain-gut interactions unfold in relation to psychiatric disorders, treatments may include a probiotic instead of Prozac!
To find out more about this interesting topic, take a look at the rest of this write-up…