30 Sep '16, 10pm

The Crucial Link Between Gut and Brain Health

The Crucial Link Between Gut and Brain Health

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” according to the adage. But when it comes to your health, the opposite sentiment should be applied. What happens in your gut plays a role in determining the health of your brain. These seemingly unrelated parts of your body are actually intimately connected. What happens in your bowels determines the health of your brain—at least in part. There are multiple ways that gut health plays a role in maintaining a healthy brain. Here are a few: 1) The foods you eat, digest, absorb and assimilate will become the building blocks of every cell in your body, including those in your brain. If your digestion processes are impaired your body will lack adequate building blocks to maintain healthy brain and nervous system cells. 2) The gastrointestinal tract (GI) plays a huge part in your body’s immune response. It is one of the main determinants of...

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