Gut-Brain Link

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The expression “a hungry person is a angry person”, implies that our gut affects our moods and behavior. However, not much is known about this phenomenon. In recent years, more evidence has surfaced to prove this to be so.

Based on scientific research, “the gut microbiota is associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autistic disorders, anxiety disorders and major depressive disorders.”1 This microbiota or gut biome consist of both good and bad bacteria that seemingly affect many physiological processes in our body including those in our brain. The proper balance of this microbiota is affected chiefly by our diet.

Therefore, good mental well-being depends heavily on a good diet, apart from a person’s effort to stay positive and draw on social support and professional help. After all, a good diet provides good nutrients that form the basic building blocks for our brain cells to grow and

1– Evrensel, A, & Ceylan, M.E. (2015). Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience : the official scientific journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The Gut-Brain Axis: The Missing Link in Depression. Seoul, Korea. Retrieved from

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