“So it does make sense that when our body and our brain are putting together this feeling of, ‘How am I, as a whole body, doing?’ that the gut has something to contribute to this process. And it also makes sense that people who have conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk of having anxiety or depression. I think this is good information to share, because many people will think, ‘I have this gut thing, and maybe I also have this mental health thing.’ And maybe–because science is not clear on that right now–it’s really just that the brain is feeling sympathy with their gut.”

Dr. Guilia Enders author of Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ (2015)

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