The Mind-Gut Relationship Decides Your Mental Health

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You are in a belief that your mind controls your body all the time. But the brain can’t function if your mind-gut relationship is not bonding well. The flora of your gut can actually speak a lot about your health. Until the 1900s, it was believed that waste in the colon could produce infections and lead to depression.


For a time being, mental-health were given some gut cleansing remedies, thinking it would set them “right”, but the theory didn’t show much of victory colors. Today, researchers have gathered again to test the hypothesis and found that your sanity is pretty much dependent on your gut environment. Scientists are increasingly believing that the microfauna in your stomach can have a major impact on your state of mind.

In simple words, your gut is connected to your brain, and it goes for men and women of all age groups.The ENS (enteric nervous system), which is embedded in the wall of your gut works independently or with the brain. You have around 500 million of such important neuron which sends information to your brain about your well-being; this also means that you have two brains running both ways to affect your mood. Exactly why eating stress-busting, mood-uplifting, comfort foods in those days is recommended!


A simple example of this, fatty foods make you feel good because they are detected by the cell receptors in the lining of your gut. However, you can’t eat just everything to strengthen your mind-gut bonding. Your comfort food and chocolates might not help.

The brain acts on the gastrointestinal and immune functions which will help shape your gut’s microbial environment. These gut microbes make neuroactive compounds, including the neurotransmitters and metabolites that act on the brain too. The derived compounds connects the brain with your gut. The metabolites interact with the immune system, maintaining a communication with the brain.