THE MICROBIOME-GUT-BRAIN AXIS & WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR GUT WELL.
THE MICROBIOME-GUT-BRAIN AXIS
Emerging research shows that gut microbiota can influence mood, and stress is an essential variable in this relationship.
WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR GUT WELL
The gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the central nervous system that plays an essential role in maintaining neural, hormonal, and immunological homeostasis.
With emerging evidence showing that the gut microbiome can influence symptoms of depression and anxiety, the gut microbiome is now seen as a critical component of this cross-talk between the gut and the brain (90% of this communication is sent from the gut to the brain, and 10% is from the brain to the gut). The term has been extended to the microbiome-gut-brain axis (MGBA).
The gut microbiota is estimated to have 10x more cells than the rest of our whole body, roughly 100000000000000 (100 trillion) microbes. The microbes which around 4-5 pounds in total, which is heavier than the brain under 3ish pounds for the average adult.