The Gut-Brain Connection

Duke University researcher Diego Bohorquez and colleagues have identified the neural circuitry that connects the gut with the brain. This pathway is spanned by a single synapse, capable of relaying a signal from gut to brain in 100 milliseconds. This newly discovered pathway is probably exploited by pathogens, and will almost certainly lead to new therapies…

 

Psychobiotics and the Gut–Brain Axis: In the Pursuit of Happiness

The human intestine houses an astounding number and species of microorganisms, estimated at more than 1014 gut microbiota and composed of over a thousand species. An individual’s profile of microbiota is continually influenced by a variety of factors including but not limited to genetics, age, sex, diet, and lifestyle. Although each person’s microbial profile is distinct, the relative abundance and distribution of bacterial species is similar among healthy individuals, aiding in the maintenance of one’s overall health. Consequently, the ability of gut microbiota to bidirectionally communicate with the brain, known as the gut–brain axis, in the modulation of human health is at the forefront of current research. At a basic level, the gut microbiota interacts with the human host in a mutualistic relationship…

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Gut-Brain Psychology: Rethinking Psychology From the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis

Mental disorders and neurological diseases are becoming a rapidly increasing medical burden. Although extensive studies have been conducted, the progress in developing effective therapies for these diseases has still been slow. The current dilemma reminds us that the human being is a superorganism…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Gut Microbiome Healthy

Kirsten Tillisch, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explains how the microbiome in the gut takes care of us – and how we can take care of it. Tillisch is a pioneer in the study of microbe-gut-brain interactions, and is currently focusing on the role of mind-body interventions such as hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction for gastrointestinal disorders…

 

The Gut Microbiome and Brain Health

Bacteroides, Bifidobacteirum, Faecalibacterium, Ruminococcus– these are the names of some of the 100 trillion bacteria who are living and working in your gut. These microscopic critters, collectively known as the microbiome, help our body to digest food, process nutrients, make vitamins B and K, and produce immune molecules that fight inflammation and heal wounds. The most impressive role of this busy workforce may be, surprisingly, in the brain…

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We provide developmentally-specific drug and alcohol treatment for young adult men and their family. Created by clinicians, the Voyage program helps young men reconnect and find their purpose and passion in recovery…

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Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food

Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood…

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