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Articles about neuroscience

Navel gazing: healthy gut bacteria can help you stress less

By Chelsie Elise Rohrscheib

New evidence indicates that the microbial community in our gut has a huge effect on brain function.

Striking new evidence indicates that the gut microbiome, the ecological community of microorganisms that share our body, has a huge effect on brain function – much larger than we thought.

It has long been established that our gut acts as a second nervous system and is capable of functioning without input from the brain.