It’s been known that one’s gastrointestinal tract functions in essence as one’s “second brain”, lined with hundreds of millions of neurons. The gut manufactures more dopamine & serotonin, important neurotransmitters that powerfully influence mood and motivation, than does the “head” brain.
The accepted view has been that due to the blood-brain barrier, hormones produced in one’s g-i tract can’t travel to the brain.
Eating probiotic yogurt might help the body to break down carbohydrates, new study shows.
In a review, The Cochrane Library of 14 Studies involving over 3000 people has concluded that probiotics can have a positive preventative effect against the common cold for both kids & adults.
The "good bacteria" (also referred to as probiotics) in yogurt and certain other foods has been found to have a wide variety of health benefits.