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Food & Inflammation

Brain-Gut Axis

The brain-gut connection is well-known but not very well understood. Michael Gershon, the Columbia University Professor, termed the gut “The Second Brain”. Gershon discovered that most of the serotonin in our body, a critical neurotransmitter, is produced in the gut and not the brain. Indeed, many important mediators of the central nervous system are produced in the gut; however, little is know about the manner by which food affects the production of these mediators.

Brain-Gut Axis Conditions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Opposition Defiant Disorder
  • Epilepsy