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Scientists are finally starting to understand the gut and brain connection, and this understanding can lead to huge breakthroughs in regard to various mental disorders, and how what’s going on in the gut could actually be a culprit for many of these illnesses. Many are surprised to learn that an estimated 90% of the serotonin produced by the body actually comes from… Read more »

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

By Dr. Mercola Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, influencing your body’s homeostasis daily. Far from being restricted to the confines of your intestinal tract, your gut microbiota is intricately tied to other body systems via a number of complex pathways, including the gut-brain axis and a recently revealed gut-brain-bone marrow axis, the latter of which may influence your… Read more »

Small study shows probiotics can beat back depression

In March of this year, researchers showed that a probiotic found in yogurt was able to reverse symptoms of anxiety and depression in mice. Now, in a small study involving 44 adults, investigators at McMaster University in Canada have shown a different probiotic can have the same effect in humans. Increasingly, scientists are exploring the link between our guts and… Read more »

Baanbrekend onderzoek onthult reden voor agressief en asociaal gedrag

(Nine for news) Canadese onderzoekers hebben een baanbrekende studie gepubliceerd waaruit blijkt dat lage doses penicilline kunnen resulteren in gedragsveranderingen. Muizenbaby’s die tijdens de laatste week van de zwangerschap en de eerste weken na de geboorte penicilline kregen, vertoonden op latere leeftijd agressief gedrag en waren minder sociaal en minder angstig. Toen de muizen de melkzuurbacterie Lactobacillus kregen, had het antibioticum geen… Read more »

Microbes may encourage altruistic behavior

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(Phys.org)—Why do people commonly go out of their way to do something nice for another person, even when it comes at a cost to themselves—and how could such altruistic behavior have evolved? The answer may not just be in our genes, but also in our microbes. In a new paper, researchers Ohad Lewin-Epstein, Ranit Aharonov, and Lilach Hadany at Tel-Aviv… Read more »

Fat or thin: can the bacteria in our gut affect our eating habits and weight?

Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and cravings for certain foods. This series examines how far the science has come and whether there’s anything we can do to improve the health of our gut. When we… Read more »

Depressed? Anxious? What If Your Bacteria Are Playing a Part?

The fascinating world of the gut-brain axis. Although we’re used to science advancing at the speed of light these days, it hasn’t always been like this. Take the Greek physician Hippocrates, for example, born around 460 BC. He proposed that the human body contained four fluids or “humors”—blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile, usually in balance. When one of… Read more »