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It is researched that our brain and our digestive system are intricately linked. In fact, some experts claim that it should be viewed as one system. Often the gut being referred to by scientists as „the second brain” and the contents of this second brain can profoundly affect our first.

The following infographic depicts amazing health facts about bacteria and the human brain. Bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we are growing up, and possibly influence our moods and feelings when we are adults. It is estimated that in just one person’s body, microbes are estimated to weigh two to six pounds… That is up to twice the weight of the average human brain!

Thе vagus nerve is believed to be a direct neuronal connection between the gut and the brain. The „right” gut bacteria interact on a hormonal level, helping to turn off the cortisol and adrenaline response that can cause long-term harm to the body.

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Source: http://www.labroots.com/trending/infographics/2515/bacteria-talk-brain

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