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Your gut is home to your gut microbiota (GM), which refers to the mix of over 50 trillion (some sources say up to 100 trillion) bacteria and other microorganisms that live in your digestive system, mainly in your colon. Your GM plays a vital role in your gut and overall health and science is advancing in this area by the day.
Your gut is intimately connected to your brain and there’s a complex two-way flow of information between the gut, the gut microbiota and the brain, and it’s called the Gut-Brain axis, or the Gut-Brain-Microbiota axis. This system links emotional and psychological functions of the brain with your gut. With 95% of serotonin, “the happy hormone” being produced in the gut, it is no wonder there is such a profound link between the gut and the brain.
Disorders of the Gut-Brain axis, or so-called functional gut disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Functional Dyspepsia are amongst the most common digestive conditions and the main focus of The Gut Experts.