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Clients and patients want physical and mental health, right? But, do they know how the gut and brain work together to bring this about?

A recent study looked to see how the gut microbiota influences mental health (and vice versa).

Researchers show just how critical your gut health is to your mental health (But, you knew that already, right?) Now it’s time to get the word out to your subscribers, followers, clients, and patients.

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Release Date: March 2024

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  • A short primer for your audience on what the gut-brain axis and gut microbiota are.

  • The many communication links between the gut and brain and how the health of one influences the other (this goes in both directions: ⬆️ and ⬇️).

  • A few practical tips on how to nurture a healthy gut microbiome to help optimize gut health, brain health, and mental health.

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Related topics: Microbiota-gut-brain connection, brain health, mental health, nutrition

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Study design: This 2024 study is a narrative review that summarizes the current research describing the many links between the gut microbiome and mental health/physical pain.

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Riehl, L., Fürst, J., Kress, M., & Rykalo, N. (2024). The importance of the gut microbiome and its signals for a healthy nervous system and the multifaceted mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. Frontiers in neuroscience, 17, 1302957. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2023.1302957 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38249593/ 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10797776/

Note from Leesa: This Health scoop about the gut microbiome and mental health is a “new and improved” version of the previous scoop on the same topic. That one was based on this study from a few years ago:

Nikolova, V. L., Smith, M., Hall, L. J., Cleare, A. J., Stone, J. M., & Young, A. H. (2021). Perturbations in Gut Microbiota Composition in Psychiatric Disorders: A Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA psychiatry, e212573. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2573 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2784328

About the study (these details are for your info as a research-based health professional):

  • This 2024 study is a narrative review that summarizes the current research describing the many links between the gut microbiome and mental health/physical pain.
    • There are documented interactions “between the gut microbiota, the intestinal epithelium, and the brain.”
    • There are several “communication routes and signals of the bidirectional interactions between gut microbiota and the brain.”

    Here is a list of the routes of communication between gut and brain (both from the gut to the brain ⬆️ and from the brain to the gut ⬇️):

    • Nerves that directly link the gut to the brain – Vagal afferent and efferent neurons that connect in a “bottom-up and top-down fashion
    • Nerves that link the gut and brain via the spinal cord – Spinal visceral pathways
    • Biochemicals – Humoral pathways, e.g., chemokines, neuropeptides, endocrine messengers, cytokines, exotoxins, and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that travel around via the circulatory and lymphatic systems
    • Metabolites secreted by gut microbiota, e.g., nutrients, lactate, acetate, propionate
    • Neurotransmitters – e.g., GABA, 5-HT, tryptamine, acetylcholine, L-dopa, norepinephrine, histamine
    • Non-coding RNAs – “Gene regulation mediated through fecal miRNA enables the host to exert control over the gut microbiota”

    A few interesting points:

    • “The gut microbiome has an important influence on brain functions and mental health, including pain disorders”
    • “The mutual crosstalk and feedback mechanisms between the CNS and the gut microbiota are still incompletely understood.”

    In other words, according to this study, researchers keep learning more and more about how the brain and gut are linked, and are still figuring out which are “causes” and which are “effects” in people (mice studies can only give us *some* info about human health . . . ’cause we’re not rodents 🐭). More research will hopefully lead to future evidence-based nutrition and supplement recommendations for gut issues (e.g., IBS), mental health concerns, and pain.

    Notes from Leesa re: study design and strength

    All studies have limitations. That’s why it’s important to look at multiple studies, giving more weight to the ones that have a better design to answer the questions being asked. For this one, the researchers reviewed many previous observational studies that looked at the “bidirectional interactions between gut microbiota and the brain.”

    Observational studies simply look at what people naturally do (they find “correlations”) so the results aren’t as strong as well conducted experimental studies like clinical trials (that can find “causation”). 

    To dive a bit deeper into these intricacies of observation=correlation vs. experiment=causation, you can see my blog post here: https://leesaklich.com/health-research/correlation-does-not-equal-causation/

    This is why it’s important (for me) to use words like “can” and “helps” when making health claims about this study, because protein intake can help contribute to a healthier, longer life, but this study can’t prove if protein is definitely the cause of healthier aging.

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