Written By: Kent Hospital Staff on September 27, 2023
Your gut and brain may not seem particularly connected in their function. However, the opposite is true. According to an increasing amount of research, there’s a strong connection between mental health and gut health.
The gut-brain axis shows the information the brain gets from the gut’s microbiome directly affects our cognitive processes along with every aspect of our physical and mental health. The importance of a healthy gut can’t be overstated, so much so that it’s been named the “second brain” constantly informing our central nervous system about the state of our body.
To add to that, trillions of bacteria in our bowels are in charge of neurotransmitter production, creating a bigger picture: the state of our gut mirrors our mental well-being.
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