Skip to comments.Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?
Posted on 06/28/2015 10:48:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.
Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. We actually got some fresh yesterday freshly frozen, Lyte said to a lab technician. Each vial contained a tiny nugget of monkey feces that were collected at the Harlow primate lab near Madison, Wis., the day before and shipped to Lytes lab on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Abilene, Tex.
Lytes interest was not in the feces per se but in the hidden form of life they harbor. The digestive tube of a monkey, like that of all vertebrates, contains vast quantities of what biologists call gut microbiota. The genetic material of these trillions of microbes, as well as others living elsewhere in and on the body, is collectively known as the microbiome. Taken together, these bacteria can weigh as much as six pounds, and they make up a sort of organ whose functions have only begun to reveal themselves to science. Lyte has spent his career trying to prove that gut microbes communicate with the nervous system using some of the same neurochemicals that relay messages in the brain.
Inside a closet-size room at his lab that afternoon, Lyte hunched over to inspect the vials, whose samples had been spun down in a centrifuge to a radiant, golden broth.....
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Drink your kefir...
Yogurt my friend too.
I believe that the consumption of feces has in impact on your mood. It makes you feel fabulous!
I don't know about that, but my gut seems to know a lot about my wife's moods.
Ah yes, but can your mood explain your bacteria?
Well, I can certainly affirm that if it is giardia or amoeba in my gut, I am NOT in a GOOD MOOD! But, cramps, vomiting and diarrhea are definitely good mood killers.
No, of course they can’t! They’re just simple organisms. They can’t talk!
Kefir acts a bit differently than yogurt. The probiotics of yogurt provide a benefit as you are digesting it, whereas the probiotics of kefir actually colonize your gut. How much benefit depends upon whether this gut flora really enhances your immune system or not.
You know why you're a such a cranky SOB today.
Well, it's because..."
If I eat pink icing, I sing I feel pretty....
If I eat hot dogs, I sing Who let the dogs out...
Is that what they mean?
WTF??? Somebody's trying to sell us a bill of goods. Probably liberals, as usual. Here, eat this monkey feces. It'll pick you right up. Black is white. Good is bad. Bad is good. Want some cat feces? Two bucks.
I have no mood.
If lacto fermentation would cure my allergies I’d sure be pleased. But I do think there’s something beneficial to it, I don’t seem to catch many of the bugs going around and if I do it’s a mild case. Knock on wood.
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