How Gut Bacteria Can Lift Depression. Be Sure to Feed Them Well.

Maria Cross
Sep 29, 2017 · 6 min read
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If you have ever thought that your innards appear to have a mind of their own, it’s because they have. Deep within your abdomen is a brain that works semi-independently of the one in your head.

This second brain is teeming with gut bacteria that, in exchange for a warm place to live and plenty to eat, produce chemicals that can profoundly affect your…