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Medical Gut feelings: How the microbiome may affect mental illness

  1. Dec 9, 2016 #1

    wolram

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    I suffer with bipolar , how would this help me?

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161207093019.htm

    All of us who have experienced a 'nervous stomach' under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood. Now researchers have received strong scientific support for exactly this link.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    I have read (sorry, no citations so you have to take this as anecdotal but I believe it is firmly established) that there is a demonstrable link between tooth decay microbes and depression, so it doesn't seem odd to me that an imbalance in your stomach chemistry would cause mood issues.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2016 #3
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/

    Probiotic sites give "evidence" for more of a link, but the scientific research on this only recently being accepted as a pursuit.

    Wiki has a write-up for probiotics, with the warning for consumers,
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotic
    With trillions of micro-flora on or within our bodies, it is a worthwhile investigation.
     
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