The gut-brain axis: how it works and the role of nutrition

By | December 23, 2022

Whether it’s a nervous sensation in the stomach before an important presentation or “butterflies” at the sight of a loved one, many people are aware of the connection between the gut and the brain. But the gut-brain axis is a real phenomenon describing a two-way communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and the enteric nervous system (ENS).

But with several different communication methods in both directions, scientists are still establishing exactly how it works. Here, we’ve unpacked some of the potential mechanisms behind the gut-brain axis and their implications for mental health.

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