The Second Brain in our Gut
By Livewelluae team on May 13, 2018

The key to a healthy brain lies in the gut

Researchers discovered something amazing there’s an entire ecosystem of bacteria and huge neural network operating in our guts. Our gastrointestinal tract does a lot more than digesting our food. This ecosystem is our second brain,  and comprises some 100 million neurons, more than the spinal cord, although this second brain doesn’t help in higher functions like learning and thought processing. The Vagus Nerve delivers information from gut to the brain. It's important to have the right balanced diet and gut flora,  your emotions of fear and worry, sadness, anger. All of these emotions can play havoc on our digestive system.

can Evidence shows that you gut’s health strongly influences your mood and health.

Probiotics Nourish Digestive Health

Probiotics as you know are forms of gut bacteria foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms (friendly bacteria) that keep our digestive organs functioning properly..   Probiotics have all sorts of powerful benefits having the right friendly bacteria in our gut has been linked to to numerous health benefits for your body and brain. They improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health and prevent disease

If you have been taking antibiotics, for long periods of time, The antibiotics kill many of the good bacteria in the gut,  which shifts the balance and allows the “bad” bacteria to thrive.Balancing your Stomach acid (hydrochloric acid or stomach acid is critical for Good Digestion and immune health.

Mental Health Illness and Gut Dysbiosis

Mental Illness such as bipolar, depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders are not only caused by trauma physical or emotional stress, nutritional deficit, infection, hormonal imbalance and/or genetic susceptibility, but can be inflammatory conditions related to the function of the immune system and the health of the gut.

Probiotics to the Rescue

Why You Need Probiotics

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are anti inflammatory,  foods such as fermented veg have also been shown to be beneficial against irritable bowel syndrome, a very common digestive disorder.  

Probiotics can help reduce gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, some studies also show beneficial against Crohn’s disease.Probiotics may also be useful against Helicobacter pylori infections, the main driver of ulcers and stomach cancer

Natural Probiotic Foods

Fermented Foods

Consume fermented foods or foods  they are absolutely necessary for overall health. Especially if you have had junk food and toxins all of which negatively impact our gut flora.  

80 percent of our immune system resides in our gut, so if we don't feed our good bacteria, they don't’ have the strength to fight off invaders.

Start slowly.

If you have never taken probiotic supplement or eating fermented food, don’t introduce billions of bacteria to your gut all at once. As with everything in moderation. Gas and bloating are common when introducing for beginners.

Simple Probiotic Foods

Yogurts are easy way to introduce if you are not lactose intolerance it supports a healthy digestive process - The healthy bacteria from the yogurt’s composition improve the gut microflora and keep a healthy digestive tract. You can also get fermented sauerkraut, kimchi, miso kombucha tea pickles, some cheese,  These beneficial bacteria help your immunity

Dark Chocolate treat

Dark chocolate has high cocoa content which is very nutritious rich in antioxidants and probiotics that keep our stomach healthy and cravings satisfied. There are more reasons to consume dark chocolate without feeling guilty

Balancing your Stomach acid (hydrochloric acid  or stomach acid is critical for Good Digestion and immune health take the time to evaluate your warning signs!

Some Signs you need Probiotics




Antibiotic means anti-life, which is the exact opposite of probiotic, which means pro-life. Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria in the body, and they do not discriminate between the bad and the good. So if you have ever taken a round of antibiotics, consider taking a probiotic to reintroduce the healthy flora back into the body.


If you get sick easily and seem to catch everything that goes around, then try probiotics.

Probiotics have been clinically found to boost the immune system and strengthen the body’s defenses against illness.

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