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The gut-brain axis: Are the gut & brain really connected?

The gut-brain axis: Are the gut & brain really connected?

That fluttering butterflies feeling you get when you’re nervous is more than just a feeling in the pit of your stomach.

They’re a sign of the fact that our brain – all the way up in our head – and our gut – all the way down in our tummies – are actually inextricably intertwined.

Studies have found that an entire communication system between the brain and gut exists, which is commonly referred to as the gut-brain axis.

In this article, we will cover

  • What is the gut-brain axis and why is it important?
  • Does it really exist?
  • What does it do? And can we influence how it works?