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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.