There’s a world of bacteria living in your digestive tract which impacts the areas of the brain responsible for mood and general behavior.
Two gut bacteria have profound effects on the brain.
One is common in brains where there’s a lot of activity between the emotional and attentional regions, but the areas related to balancing those emotions and using memory were less active. This kind of brain has intense emotions.
The other bacteria are mostly seen in those regions responsible for problem-solving and regulating emotions. These areas are larger and the brains aren’t as emotional.
So, not only do gut bacteria influence our mood and ability to think, they also change the physical structure of the brain.
If you struggle with a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety, talk with your doctor about improving your gut health.
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