The gut-brain connection

You will have heard expressions like ‘gut instinct’, ‘gut feeling’ or ‘gut reaction’, but you may not be quite so in tune with just HOW strong a relationship there is between the health of our gut and our mind. In fact, the core connection between the gut and the brain is a real and mutually beneficial one that involves the nervous system and the trillions (yes, really!) of microbes that live in the gut.