Probiotics and Mental Health

by Michael Reeder on October 22, 2013

There are an increasing number of articles and studies linking mental health to the types of bacteria you have in your gut.  I’m told that about 90% of the nervous system traffic between the gut and the brain is traveling UPWARDS…

Here is an article in the New Yorker on gut bacteria and anxiety:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/22/121022fa_fact_specter

Also — a recent radio program on bacteria and mood:

http://www.radiolab.org/story/197242-gut-feelings/

This all raises the topic of how probiotics and diet may have a huge effect on mental health.

 

 

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