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Mental Health May Depend on Gut Bacteria
failboat Show this Post
03-05-2015, 03:57 PM #1
failboat Incognito Anonymous
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. hmm.gif
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. 13.gif
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. 13.gif and i didn't believe her.^^
failboat Show this Post
03-05-2015, 04:04 PM #2
failboat Incognito Anonymous
(03-05-2015, 04:02 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  i think you have low, good gut bacteria failboat.. i thought it was time someone told you that. dont shoot the messenger.. blink.gif

my gut started farting like crazy after i've read your post. chuckle.gif
03-05-2015, 09:01 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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(03-05-2015, 03:57 PM)failboat Wrote:  seems like octo was right with her gut bacteria theory. 13.gif and i didn't believe her.^^


You did nazi that coming
03-06-2015, 03:30 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Most around here have known that for some time. It takes a long time for science to embrace the truth.


03-06-2015, 04:59 AM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
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Also depends upon how much organized religions are able to drill and hammer their lies into our minds and warp and twist our perceptions of reality...
03-06-2015, 01:43 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The MSM and political theater have similar duties as well. gaah.gif Better to tune out from all that noise.


failboat Show this Post
03-06-2015, 04:11 PM #7
failboat Incognito Anonymous
(03-06-2015, 04:59 AM)Cosmic August Wrote:  Also depends upon how much organized religions are able to drill and hammer their lies into our minds and warp and twist our perceptions of reality...

are you sure you posted in the right thread? lol.gif



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