The Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever heard the phrase “gut feeling”?

It turns out that there may be more to this saying than just a figure of speech. Recent research has shown that there is a strong connection between gut health and brain health.

The gut and the brain are connected through a complex network of neurons, chemicals, and hormones known as the gut-brain axis.

This axis allows for communication between the two organs and can influence a wide range of bodily functions, including digestion, mood, and cognition.

One way in which gut health can affect brain health is through the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is a collection of trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, that live in the digestive tract. These microorganisms play a crucial role in digestion, immune function, and metabolism.

Recent research has suggested that the gut microbiome may also play a role in mental health.

Abundant research and evidence have found that people with certain mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, have different gut microbiome compositions than healthy individuals.

Additionally, animal studies have shown that altering the gut microbiome can affect behavior and cognition.

So, what can you do to improve your gut health and, in turn, support brain health?

There are numerous lifestyle and environmental factors that can be altered to optimize our gut health, brain health, and the overall health of our bodies.

Join Dr. John Arns for his popular Gut – Brain Connection Workshop on Thursday, June 15th at 6:15pm @ The Well On Main to learn all about the various ways to optimize the function of your gut and brain.

To register for the workshop, please click here.

There are limited spots available, so please register ASAP!

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