Watch this short video overview that explains microbes and the gut-brian axis. This connection is why Naturopaths always start mental health treatment by assessing, repairing and re-inocculising the digestive tract.
We have ten times more microbial cells than human cells. That makes us more bacteria than human! If microbes such as rhamnosus can effect patterns of behaviour such as depression what else can they be influencing?
How gut microbes effect the brain:
- Block activity of immune cell
- Activate gut endocrine cells
- Stimulate vagus nerve