Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

The gut, the belly, the gastrointestinal tract, the second brain?!

Contributed by Poyin Chen Our gastrointestinal (GI) tract has the largest concentration of nerves, second only to the brain. Additionally, the vagus nerve runs through our GI tract. It wasn’t until recent years that researchers began to seriously consider the impact of GI homeostasis on altered brain functions such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism. Much […]

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