More and more evidence is showing up that your microbiota can affect your mental health. In other words, eat you probiotic yogurt.
Turns out “gut feeling” is more than just a fancy name for intuition. Our small and large intestine, and the trillions of bacteria that call it home, are more important than ever imagined for influencing our mood, our anxiety, our choices, and even our personalities. This week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections.
Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | December 23, 2016 | Quickanddirtytips.com
Certainly changed how I viewed diets… another must-read. Consider getting the authors’ book.
You may think twice about your diet when you follow the metabolic fate of your food.
By David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé | December 10, 2015 | Nautilus
(Excerpted from The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé. Copyright © 2016 by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé.)
More on the importance of gut bacteria.
Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome.
By Moises Velasquez-Manoff | November 12, 2015 | Nautilus
“The world is covered in a fine patina of feces.” Good to know. Or maybe not.
Nick Stockton | 09.22.15 | Wired
Pretty amazing how much we are dependent on a bunch of “low life”s.
How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive
By Moises Velasquez-Manoff | October 1, 2015 | Nautilus Continue reading
Evidence is starting to come in that our gut bacteria not only affect our health, but also our behaviour.
The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.
By PETER ANDREY SMITH | JUNE 23, 2015 | New York Times Magazine