The Gut, Anxiety and Mental Health

Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed a few articles popping out, regarding the gut and mental health

I didn’t really pay much attention to these articles, until a guy who I know got in touch with me a few weeks ago, and told me the results some of his clients have been getting, from the result of a ‘gut detox’

The microbiome ( bacteria around the gut ), is now getting more interest from researchers, due to the effects it has on the brain and mental behaviour

Tests where done on mice, several years ago, one group being fed gut bacteria and the other group being fed bacteria free broth

There was significant behaviours in the bacteria fed mice

Since then, tests have also been held amongst adults, and as a result, there was quite a significant effect in lowering stress response and changing brain activity

The use of anti depressants seems to be going up each year, and it’s very easy now to come across someone who uses them

But in the next couple of years, getting your ‘microbiome’ checked, might be as regular as getting your cholesterol checked

Although tests are still ongoing, and it’s still early days, many people are excited “we are in the early days of unravelling the secrets of this system” says Dr Emeran Mayer, author of The Mind Gut connection, “I think we currently know about 10%, but in the next 10-20 years, this could revolutionise many areas of medicine”

Paul ‘full of facts’ Coshott

PS – I’ll be talking about this at my next seminar, possibly next week