The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

Ruairi Robertson, PhD | HealthLine

Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach?

These sensations emanating from your belly suggest that your brain and gut are connected.

What’s more, recent studies show that your brain affects your gut health and your gut may even affect your brain health.

The communication system between your gut and brain is called the gut-brain axis.

This article explores the gut-brain axis and foods that are beneficial to its health.

How Are the Gut and Brain Connected?

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (123).

These two organs are connected both physically and biochemically in a number of different ways.

The Vagus Nerve and the Nervous System

Neurons are cells found in your brain and central nervous system that tell your body how to behave. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain.

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