While most people think that the digestive system is just the mechanical parts that break down and absorb food, scientists are discovering much more is happening.
Check out this excerpt from a New York Times article:
“Given the extent to which bacteria are now understood to influence human physiology, it is hardly surprising that scientists have turned their attention to how bacteria might affect the brain. Micro-organisms in our gut secrete a profound number of chemicals, and researchers have found that among those chemicals are the same substances used by our neurons to communicate and regulate mood, like dopamine serotonin, and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). These in turn appear to play a function in intestinal disorders, which coincide with levels of major depression and anxiety.”
To many, this brings hope and clarity. Numerous studies have established that gut bacteria do in fact influence our mood.
No longer do people have to rely on synthetic chemicals to stabilize their mood. Now they can support the ones already made in their digestive system by supporting the health of their gut!
The gut-brain connection goes so much deeper than most people realize, and research has only scratched the surface of the amazing potential and power that resides in the human body.