From: Balachandran, Shri (Nokia – US/Plano)
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:23 AM
Subject: LATEST NEWS: GUT BACTERIA IMPACTS YOUR CHILD
Gut bacteria, are microorganisms in your stomach that helps digest food and fight disease. They also secrete mood-regulating chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA.
Ohio State University researchers have found that gut bacteria can affect a toddler’s temperament. After examining the stool samples of 77 kids ages 18-27 months, the researchers concluded that it was time for kids to play outside. They also concluded that mood, curiosity, sociability, impulsivity, and extroversion were linked to more genetically diverse gut bacteria species. Abnormalities in gut bacteria, on the other hand have been linked to anxiety, depression, and even autism and hyperactivity.
Takeaway: Talk to your doctor about probiotics