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Does a Bad Diet Cause Bad Behavior?

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  • Your gut is quite literally your second brain, with the ability to significantly influence your mind, mood and behavior. A wide variety of nutrients found in whole foods are also critical for brain health and mood control
  • For example, niacin may be a "secret" treatment for a variety of psychological disorders, including schizophrenia, which can be notoriously difficult to address
  • Polyamines, found in foods such as wheat germ, fermented soy and matured cheeses, have been shown to stave off memory decline in fruit flies
  • Further research will investigate whether a polyamine-rich diet might have the same effect on humans
  • According to recent research, a quarter of the participants were found to have 40 percent fewer gut bacteria than the average needed for optimal health

By Dr. Mercola

Your gut is quite literally your second brain, with the ability to significantly influence your mind, mood and behavior. Again and again, researchers find that depression and a wide variety of behavioral problems appear to stem from nutritional deficiencies and/or an imbalance of bacteria in your gut.


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