A Healthy Gut is a Prerequisite for a Healthy Brain

Much of what goes on inside your brain occurs as a consequence of what goes on inside your gut (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). If your gut is in bad shape, your brain will also be in bad shape. Conversely, if your gut is healthy and working well, then chances are your brain will also […]

Our Brains Are Shrinking

We humans are very proud and fond of our large and complex brains. We perceive ourselves as a lot more intelligent than other organisms here on Earth. Some people, including many creationists, would probably go as far as to say that we tower above all other organisms, seeing as we have a unique ability to […]

Can Fiber Make You Happy?

If you ask one of your friends what his current goals in life are, he may list a whole host of things, such as getting a better paid job, losing 10 pounds, and making junior partner at work. If you continue by asking why he’s setting these types of goals for himself, he may reply […]

The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis: Are Gut Microbes the Key to Treating Mental Health Disorders?

We’re slowly learning more and more about the trillions of bugs that inhabit the human body, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that our “second” genome doesn’t only impact our physical health, but also has a significant impact on our mental state. I’ve previously written about the microbiome in relation to mental disorders such as ADHD […]

Mental Disorders Linked to Alterations in the Human Microbiome

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has worked with hundreds of children with mental disorders. Most of the children are very sick and have several disorders at the same time. Autism, ADHD/ADD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, learning problems, allergies and asthma are common overlapping conditions. Dr. Campbell-McBride says she’s hardly met one child who only suffers from one condition.  When […]

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