They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, what if I told you that the way to his mental health is also through his stomach? Have you ever heard of the gut-brain axis? Probably not, right? And it’s a shame that this topic isn’t covered more often as it can help many people.
The human gut is involved in various activities that are essential for our overall health. Imbalances in gut microbiota can lead to some serious metabolic abnormalities and a variety of diseases. When it comes to improving gut health, prebiotics have become quite popular as an effective nonpharmacological approach to promote gut symbiosis and overall health.
Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach or that feeling in your gut that you shouldn't do something? When we are nervous or overwhelmed, we are likely to get signals from our "second brain." No, it's not some scientific breakthrough that scientists have found a second brain in the human body that has never been discovered. Rather, hidden in the walls of our digestive system, this second brain or the brain in your gut, is changing medicine's understanding of how digestion, depression, mood swings, and even how we think are related to each other.