Healthy Gut Bacteria for a Better Brain

 Low levels of healthy gut bacteria could be the cause of mental health issues such as ‘anxiety and schizophrenia’

  • The average adult carries up to five pounds of bacteria
  • Healthy bacteria are known as probiotics, commonly found in yogurt, soy yogurt or as dietary supplements
  • Probiotics are also delivered in fecal transplants, in which stool from a healthy donor is delivered like a suppository to an infected patient
  • Strep bacterium is linked to OCD
  • Gut bacteria regulate dopamine levels
  •  A build-up of dopamine causes agitation and stress on the body
  • Gut bacteria ‘talk to the brain’ through the immune system or parts of the nervous system

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