Food And Mood – The Gut Brain Connection Expanded

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There is a lot of noise out thereabout the gut-brain connection as it relates to our health. We are learning so much more about how a healthy gutcan greatly influence our health. Research in the fields of neuropharmacology& neuroscienceare revealing just how important it is for us to maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria in order to achieve homeostasis within our body (and our gut)thus experiencing optimalhealth.This bacteria is known as our microbiome.The human microbiome is the totality of microorganisms and their collective genetic material present in or around the human body.

Michael Spector, an American journalist and staff writerfor New Yorker magazine wrote the following about the human microbiome. “We are inhabited by as many as ten thousand bacterial species, these cells outnumber those which we consider our own by ten to one, and weigh, all told, about three pounds-the same as our brain. Together, they are referred…

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