Gut-Brain Connection

Orange TreeEvidence for the gut-brain connection is overwhelming, but the need for public awareness as it refers to chronic pain or CRPS / RSD leaves something to be desired — as are good articles written in layman’s terms. I am currently in the process of digging around for compelling and easy-to-follow material, hoping to find sources that use narrative or metaphor that get the point across. Stay tuned.




The Other Brain Also Deals with Many Woes
New York Times

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (NDNR)
SIBO associated with CRPS, among other diseases; treatment for SIBO could help CRPS / RSD symptoms
For detailed information on SIBO:

Gut-brain Link Grabs Neuroscientists
Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science

The Second Brain

Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood & Wellbeing
Scientific American

Gut Instincts: The Secrets of Your Second Brain
Neuroscience Stuff

Some Scientists Are Calling This the Second Brain
Study Finds Probiotics Directly Affect Brain Function

Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function
UCLA Newsroom, Science & Technology

Brain Maker
The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal & Protect Your Brain for Life
by David Perlmutter

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
The secrets & science of our digestive system
by Giulia Enders

The Truth About Poo: We’re Doing It Wrong
The Guardian: The gut-brain connection offering at least as much promise as stem cell research

The Gut’s Power: (the brain is not our sole ruler)
Maclean’s Magazine

Educate Your Immune System
New York Times: Importance of gut microbial diversity in sculpting the immune system & preventing hyperactivity typical of autoimmune disorders