by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
New discoveries show that the trillions of bacteria in your gut have a powerful influence on your behaviour, your memory, and even your decision making.
But how exactly do gut microbes shape our brains and our behaviours?
Grab “How are your brain and gut connected?” below:
Conveniently download this 35-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- That gut feeling
- What’s the gut microbiome?
- The gut-brain link
- Your gut and the stress response
- Response to stressors
- But how is this linked to the brain?
- When reckless mice attract predators
- Gut microbes and brain development
- What are the biological mechanisms?
- LPS, peptidoglycans and cytokines
- Cytokines, cortisol and inflammation
- Low mood, anxiety and bad memory
- Neurological conditions
- Graphic: The gut-brain axis
- Production of neurotoxins
- The D-lactate hypothesis
- Neuroendocrine mechanisms
- Probiotics and better mood
- Emotion, behaviour, appetite and more
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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- What's your number one discovery from this report?
- What does it mean to you and those you help?
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