Tag Archives: Gut Brain

Want To Understand The Brain-Gut Connection? Just Spend A Day With A Newborn.

At MicroNourish, we’re pretty fixated on helping the world realize the connection between digestive health and your state of mind. So I was chuffed when we realized that Leo, the 7-week son of one of our team members, is the perfect case-study of how the brain-gut cycle works. Four pillars that rise & fall together: Your state of Mind,[…]

Magnesium And The Gut-Brain Connection

We are made of bacteria. You may be astonished to hear that there are more bacterial cells in the human body than human ones.  There are over 100 trillion bacterial cells in your body, vastly over numbering the 10 trillion human cells in your body. Even more compelling is that most of these bacteria are[…]

Studies: Can Zinc Improve Focus and Brain Health?

Zinc is the second most abundant metal in your body and it is crucial for healthy brain development and function*. Cells in your brain, called neurons, interact with each other by releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry signals from one neuron to another. For your brain to form ideas quickly and efficiently, zinc must be[…]

Gut-Brain: Why Your Gut Is Called Your ‘Second Brain’

  “The system is way too complicated to have evolved only to make sure things move out of your colon….A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” (Emeran Mayer, Professor, Bio-Behavioral Sciences, University of California)* The Science Behind Gut Feelings Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach? Or[…]