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The gut-brain connection

The Brain-Gut Connection

There's a lot of literature on the  brain-gut connection, including psychology books that explain how mental illness and chronic conditions such as Autism, and chronic degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are linked to the microbiome in our colons.  Our microbiomes are a fragile microcosm of beneficial bacteria that can be disrupted or destroyed by the Standard American Diet (SAD), antibiotics, processed foods, neurotoxins, gluten and casein, and other toxins.  Lately a lot of research studies are showing that Americans are eating fast foods, overprocessed foods, and animal products that are produced by large factory farms, which are responsible for the inhumane and unhealthy treatment of livestock.