Mind Controlling Bacteria?

Curious and Befuddled

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

“Our diets have a huge impact on microbial populations in the gut. It’s a whole ecosystem, and it’s evolving on the time scale of minutes.”

 Carlo Maley, PhD

 

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity. 

 

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