How Your Belly Could Heal Your Brain

How Your Belly Could Heal Your Brain

Source: BBC

BBC Future’s Microbes and Me series has now examined various claims about the power of our gut microbiota to harm or heal – but the notion that they could be responsible for our mental health is perhaps the most difficult to behold. How could these microscopic scavengers, feeding on the debris of our digestion, possibly affect the brain? As we have seen with the other articles in this series, some of these findings have been overhyped. But more than a century after Phillips’ initial experiment, the fundamental idea of a gut-brain axis is now remarkably solid.

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