Gut Bacteria Transplant: A New Treatment For Anxiety?
Gut bacteria transplantation holds promise in treating obesity and anxiety.
Posted September 24, 2013
Recent scientific studies indicate that gut bacteria may play a pivotal role in brain chemistry and mental health. More specifically, the right type of “healthy bacteria” in your gut may treat/prevent depression and anxiety.
In research circles the gut is often referred to as the "second brain". There are over 100 million neurons in the gut (more than the spinal cord or peripheral nervous system) and many contain the exact same neurotransmitters as the brain.