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    The Gut-Brain Connection

    Article at a glance Our brains and guts are intimately connected and both can have profound health effects on the other. Gut microbiota are key players in communication between the gut and the brain and can have significant influences on mental health from brain microstructure to mood. Diet is a critical modifiable factor that regulates gut microbiota and several nutrients have proven to support gut microbiome and brain function, including Omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, prebiotics, and polyphenols. We often talk about having a “gut feeling” or describe a nervous experience with “butterflies in our stomach,” but these occurrences are not just figures of speech. Emoti...
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