Anxiety, Antibiotics And Gut Flora


It would not be the first time that I’ve posted about just how important the bacteria in our gut is.  I just hope that you understand just how critically important the presence of friendly bacteria in our gut is.  This is exponentially more important as newborns, infants, toddlers and young adults.  The negative consequences of not having the right balance of bacteria are too numerous to mention, but this article points out one you may not think of.  Given the fact that the gut actually produces a large chunk of the body’s neurotransmitters (it is frequently referred to at the “second brain”) it is understandable that altered gut flora has been linked to weight gain and now anxiety.  Although this is a mouse study, it would do us well to pay attention to the results.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.