Recent explosive and ever-evolving research studies have been paying a lot of attention to the gut-brain axis (GBA) or mind-body connection. Looking at the body as a “whole” system rather than fractured systems is now becoming the mainstream approach to health.

In particular, the gut microbiota has been a focus due to the impact it has on our overall health... and quite rightly so!

For a long time, microorganisms have been researched to find out more about their ability to alter the mind and how they contribute to diseases. This has been explored in detail in a recent study that highlighted how the microbiome changes the brain and plays a major role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.