Ever wonder why you get butterflies in your stomach when you feel nervous or stressed? More research continues to discover that the nervous system and the digestive system are closely connected, hence your state of mind affects your gut and vice versa. See below why and how this happens.
“Scientists are now revealing that there is a strong link between what happens in the gut and the brain. The bacteria that reside in the gut appear to play an important role and are able to communicate with the central nervous system notably through neural, endocrine and immune pathways. By influencing the balance and types of bacteria present, studies show that it may be possible to lower stress, affect cognition / brain processes and mood.” ~ Dr. Helene M. Savignac PhD, Brain Research Manager for Clasado Research Services Ltd.
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