There are so many microbes, or living organisms in the body that play a key role in gut health. Not only do they play a key role in gut health, but they also play a role in the way the liver functions. It’s hard to believe that there are so many, and that they are as necessary as they are, but it is reality. There are also neurons inside the digestive system, and your gut microbes are responsible for keeping these things healthy.
- A team from the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology identified a neuron that influences appetite, blood sugar, and obesity.
- The human gut has such complex neuronal connections that some call it our second brain.
- Regulation of blood sugar appears to have no connection to the brain.
“It may sound unbelievable that so many different types of bacteria live inside the human body but not only is it true but their role in controlling heart function or liver function is remarkable.”