Healthy intestinal flora, healthy brain?

     Do the intestinal bacteria affect the brain? Research indicates this influence. Apparently this is the case with ADHD and Alzheimer's disease. In this

     case, there is one more reason to pay attention to nutrition in ADHD and the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. It is worth taking a look at the findings. 


 in dutch...but sources in english



  • Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Microbiota-brain-gut axis and neurodegenerative diseases, Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. Online op 17 oktober 2017. doi: 10.1007/s11910-017-0802-6
  • Nicholas M. Vogt e.a., Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease, Scientific Reports. Online op 19 oktober 2017. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13601-y
  • Francesca Pistollato e.a, Role of gut microbiota and nutrients in amyloid formation and pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease, Nutrition Reviews. Online op 1 oktober 2016. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuw023
  • Esther Aarts e.a. Gut microbiome in ADHD and its relation to neural reward anticipation, PLoS ONE. Online op 1 september 2017. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183509
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Also relationship between intestinal flora and connective tissue?

Studies show that the intestinal flora also affects fibromyalgia.

If these results are confirmed, this gives an extra indication that the intestines, and more specifically the intestinal flora, play a very important role in good health. We can also say that we have to be careful with the use of antibiotics, which of course can also change the intestinal flora.