Brain and Gut Connection

September 8, 2015

Did you know that a high fat and high sugar diet can cause changes in gut bacteria that appear to be linked to a loss in cognitive flexibility? A recent study was done and the authors submit that “These results suggest that changes in the microbiome may contribute to cognitive changes associated with eating a Western diet.”  It is the changes in the gut bacteria that appear to be related the loss of cognitive flexibility or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations.

Here is the link to the entire article:

Brain and Gut Connection

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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