Bacteria and antibiotics can influence your behaviour
Below is a clipping from The Daily Mail (Australia)
Asking your doctor for another antibiotics prescription? How just ONE course raises the risk of depression
- Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that a single course of antibiotics boosts the risk of depression by around a quarter
- And taking between two and five courses raises the risk by nearly half, they reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
- Experts say disrupting gut bacteria harms the way brain cells communicate
Scientific proof in labs
In the subscriber section I give examples of lab experiments where changes in gut bacteria make fat rats got thin, angry rats became cool, and even a disturbing story where the bacteria spread to mice by cats can actually stop the mice being scared of them. Still think there's not a link between your gut and how you feel?