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July 26, 2017
The many ways our gut microbiome can affect health by suppressing autoimmune and allergic disorders has now pretty much become mainstream science. And now the microbiome-gut-brain connection is being welcomed to the big kids table.
This field of medicine tries to understand how components of a normal, healthy gut microbiome affect the development and function of the brain.
In a recent review article in the medical journal Cell, microbiome guru Sarkis Mazmanian joins forces with leading brain researcher Dan Geschwind, who focuses on integrating basic neurobiology with translational studies of human diseases. Their review explores the hypothesis that gut bacteria are integral contributors to development and function of the nervous system and to the balance between mental health and disease.
The research papers they review demonstrate that the gut microbiome plays a role in basic neurogenerative processes such as the formation of the blood-brain barrier, myelination, neurogenesis, and microglia maturation and also modulates many aspects of animal behavior.
Furthermore, “The development of a healthy, functional brain”, they say, “depends on key pre- and post-natal events that integrate environmental cues, such as molecular signals from the gut. These cues largely originate from the microbiome…”