Did you know that over time, stress can cause levels of gut bacteria (the gut microbiome) to become unbalanced? This leads to changes in neurotransmitter function and perpetuates increased stress and anxiety in the brain.
Given where everything in the world has been, the level of stress people are experiencing is over the top. Today we are going to talk about stress and the microbiome. The way the microbiome and stress interact is through cortisol, neurotransmitters, and cytokines.
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