What you eat affects the way you feel – not a surprise!

It doesn’t take a ‘rocket scientist’ (or any other sort) to know that what you eat affects the way that you feel, over time.

There are many studies looking at the impacts of the microbiome on the brain. This article reviews some of the them.

Taking the tentative results, which some of these studies are producing, to their natural conclusion we can foresee a time when many drugs of today (e.g. Prozac, Valium) could be replaced by probiotics or other foodstuffs which positively impact gut health.

If you know what foodstuffs help you to feel good over the long term then please get in touch with Sue Ritchie to help her understand. Sue does not participate in scientific research, but she has a great understanding of what is working for many people and is always looking to expand her knowledge and insight.

This interconnection of bugs and brain seems credible, too, from an evolutionary perspective. After all, bacteria have lived inside humans for millions of years. Cryan suggests that over time, at least a few microbes have developed ways to shape their hosts’ behavior for their own ends. Modifying mood is a plausible microbial survival strategy, he argues that “happy people tend to be more social. And the more social we are, the more chances the microbes have to exchange and spread.

Gut health and mood