http://www.scientificamerican.com Wrote:The notion that the state of our gut governs our state of mind dates back more than 100 years. Many 19th- and early 20th-century scientists believed that accumulating wastes in the colon triggered a state of “auto-intoxication,” whereby poisons emanating from the gut produced infections that were in turn linked with depression, anxiety and psychosis. Patients were treated with colonic purges and even bowel surgeries until these practices were dismissed as quackery.
The ongoing exploration of the human microbiome promises to bring the link between the gut and the brain into clearer focus. Scientists are increasingly convinced that the vast assemblage of microfauna in our intestines may have a major impact on our state of mind.
more at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...n-the-gut/
interesting. i wonder how many cases of lets say mild depression cyclothymia or sad (seasonal affective disorder) might have their cause in a disturbed gut flora.
on the other hand the brain of a mouse differs from a human brain so it might be a bit far fetched to say that our guts have the same impact on our brains as mice guts on mice brains.
but they achieved some interesting results when they fed women with probiotic yogurt - so who knows? maybe this is going to revolutionize the way we think about our brains a bit.
seems like octo was right with her gut bacteria theory. and i didn't believe her.^^