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We are made up of 57% of microbiome. What is this stuff? It doesn't sound very nice. These are the microbes that live on and around us. They can affect our physical and emotional health. When we think of the microbes in our gut, we can think about how we feel when we are about to take an exam or go to a job interview.
Researchers are looking into what they are calling mood microbes or psychobiotics to improve mental health.
It started in Japan at the Kyushu University. They put some mice in a germ free environment, with no microbes. These mice pumped out twice the amount of stress hormones than what their twins made.
The researchers are looking into how this can happen. They have connected some of the activity to the vagus nerve that connects the brain to the stomach. There are also bacteria that break down the food we eat into fatty acids. Some of the activity can be linked to the immune response. And we have gut bugs that break down the genetic code.
The researchers are looking into how this can be connected to allergies, obesity, inflammatory disease, Parkinsons, depression, and autism.
Again we need to look into what we eat. Don't forget the fiber, vegetables and fruit.
LENS neurofeedback helps to balance out the brain environment. Good food helps. Try it, it is a painless, easy method to better mental and physical health.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.