Sunday 18 December 2016

Gut Bacteria proven to Interact with Your Brain Chemicals!

See, I told you my stomach and diet affecting my mood wasn't all in my head!

There is increasing evidence that the gut flora... including beneficial bacteria... are more involved in our over all well-being in more than a physical sense.  Gut flora may literally be driving you crazy... or helping make you sane.

Philip Strandwitz and his colleagues at Northeastern University in Boston discovered that they could only grow a species of recently discovered gut bacteria, called KLE1738, consume GABA, a molecule crucial for calming the brain, and the fact that they gobble it up could help explain why the gut microbiome seems to affect mood.