Gut Health: Your Unhealthy Gut May Affect your Thinking
4 Nov 2015
Gut health and the gut-brain link, yes, it’s real! The gut may be the root to many of your health issue including impaired thinking. The gut is an absolute hive on microbes such as bacteria and fungi.
Interesting info on gut health
Did you know:
The gut has 10 x more microbes than the human body has skin cells. Scary but true!
Of particular concern amongst scientists is the effect that gut flora may have on mental health, as a mounting body of research suggests that gut bacteria can have a significant impact on the way we think, feel and behave, and also on the development of neurological conditions. – source
How are gut health and the mind linked?
Recent studies show that your brain affects your gut health and, your gut can even affect your brain health. You see there is a communication system between your gut and brain. This is known as the gut-brain axis.
Your gut is jam-packed with trillions of microbes that live in your digestive system. These microbes also make chemicals vital to your daily gut health, but they also affect how your brain works. So yes, that foggy brain could be due to sugar overload. Scary? We thought so!
The following are mental or cognitive disorders associated with an unbalanced and unhealthy gut:
This does not, however, mean that every case is necessarily linked to the gut. It is, however, worth pursuing as a means to determine that all is well in the gut. This will not only exclude any possibility but ensure a healthy digestive tract.
When it comes to treatment, don’t just ignore the signs, rather set aside the time for neurofeedback. Mental health is not something you want to play with.
We highly recommend a health check at a trusted practice.