Gut bacteria is in the news almost daily. Now researchers are looking into a possible link between PTSD and gut bacteria, and the role of inflammation in the body.
The role of food in inflammation is more complex than it might appear. But getting good nutrition in the form of whole foods appears important to maintaining both good gut bacteria and good mood.
Previous research has shown that factors like living conditions, childhood experiences, and genetic makeup all play a part in the pathology of PTSD, and now, a study from Stellenbosch University shows a person’s unique gut bacteria should also be considered an important factor.