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Is our temperament influenced by our gut microbiota?

The gut microbiota of a two-month-and-a-half-old baby could be associated to their personality traits at six months, according to the results of an international study that confirm the hypothesis of a link between gut bacteria and our behavior.   The first months of life are key to the ba...

Chewing is good for the brain

The purpose of mastication is to grind up food and mix it with saliva to facilitate swallowing and digestion. Since the beginning of the last century, it is believed to also help control stress levels and improve brain performance. What therefore is the impact of a reduction in the capacity to masti...

Could our personality be related to our microbiota?

Several studies carried out in humans described the influence of the intestinal microbiota on emotional behaviors through connexions between intestine and brain, although the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Could our microbiota shape our personality?   A Korean team tr...
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Mental health and gut microbiota, towards new therapeutic avenues?

For example, we are told that the gastrointestinal tract also has its own neural network called “enteric nervous system” which is connected to the brain through the vagus nerve. This axis makes bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain possible, each one influencing the other: our em...
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