Historically, the adrenal glands have worked to keep us alive during times of stress such as attacks by wild animals and long winters accompanied by limited food availability. Modern-day stressors are often very different, but are incredibly persistent.
For the first time, researchers have shown in an experimental model that commensal bacteria may affect hunger and satiety through their influence on gut-brain signals and activation of appetite-regulated brain neurons.
With the growing focus on the human microbiome there has been a profound shift in our understanding of the role of the gut in health and disease.
Adverse reactions are common to many food additives...these are the scourges that cause behavioural changes in children, exacerbating ADHD and triggering asthma.
Gluten-related pathologies range from immune-mediated conditions, such as coeliac disease and wheat allergy, to non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. In either instance, symptoms can range from localised to systemic and may easily be misdiagnosed as seemingly unrelated to their underlying cause: gluten intolerance.
What role does the microbiome, toxicity and inflammation have in the interplay between gut and mind? The body of evidence is growing that a healthy gastrointestinal system is a core clinical consideration in the treatment of mood disorders.