- Oct 25, 2017
Yup, the intestine interacts with gut bacteria using chemical transmitters. Beyond the bacteria eating your food before it even gets absorbed by your body, different strains release different transmitters that your body and immune system absorb that can even dictate your nervous system and metabolism. Theory is developing that people’s health is directly influenced by the gut flora they have, the dominant strains, and the ones you inherit from your familyAlso, the way our intestines work is getting more and more researched. There are strong signals that 'mental' issues like depression can be strongly influenced by your gut flora. Some researchers call your gut the body's "second brain". It's because it's just a less sexy topic compared to neurology or things like that, but signs point that we still have a lot to learn on this front and that it greatly influence or even cure many known diseases.