The gut and the brain are connected. Maybe that sounds odd to you but in recent years the gut-brain connection has become a hot research topic. Studies like this one highlight the importance of a healthy gut flora and the benefits of probiotics on mood and brain function. There’s evidence to suggest healthy gut flora levels improves our ability to cope with stress and are an effective option to treat depression and anxiety.
In this clip the role of the gut and probiotics is discussed and it becomes pretty clear why the gastrointestinal system is commonly referred to as our second brain.