Im­prove your mood

Canadian Living - - HEALTH & FITNESS | BODY TALK -

There might be more to that “gut feel­ing” we get. “There’s ev­i­dence that some bac­te­ria re­sid­ing in the gut can af­fect the brain and your emo­tional state,” says Mccoy. Re­searchers are work­ing to un­lock the gut-brain con­nec­tion and be­lieve that the mi­cro­biome could hold the an­swer to a num­ber of men­tal health con­di­tions. “Re­searchers are find­ing that changes in the mi­cro­biota might be linked to gas­troin­testi­nal ab­nor­mal­i­ties, in­clud­ing anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion, autism and hy­per­ac­tiv­ity. And there are also stud­ies fo­cus­ing on the path­way be­tween the gut and sev­eral neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders, such as Alzheimer’s dis­ease and Parkin­son’s dis­ease,” says Mccoy.

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